- Google Cloud’s BigQuery now supports 11 additional blockchain networks.
- User-defined functions make blockchain queries easier and more accurate.
- Google Cloud intensifies its focus on blockchain technology in 2023.
Google Cloud has expanded its BigQuery data warehouse service by incorporating 11 additional blockchain networks, facilitating access to diverse data sets from these networks.
According to a blog post dated September 21, Google Cloud’s BigQuery service has incorporated 11 new blockchain networks into its data repository. These newly integrated networks comprise Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum’s Görli testnet, Fantom, Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon’s mainnet, Polygon’s Mumbai testnet, and Tron.
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BigQuery serves as Google’s data warehousing solution, offering enterprises the capability to store and query their data effectively. It also offers a selection of public data sets that users can query, including Google Trends, American Community Service demographic information, and Google Analytics, among others.
In 2018, Google introduced a Bitcoin data set as part of its service, later adding Ethereum in the same year. The expansion of blockchain support continued in February 2019 with the addition of Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and Zcash. This recent announcement on September 21 means that BigQuery now encompasses data from a total of 19 blockchain networks.
Additionally, Google has introduced a new feature aimed at simplifying blockchain queries. Through a set of user-defined functions, the team has introduced methods for handling the extended decimal results commonly encountered on blockchain platforms. In its blog post, Google asserted that these new functions will “grant customers access to more extensive decimal precision for their blockchain data and minimize errors stemming from rounding during calculations.”
In 2023, Google Cloud has demonstrated an increasing interest in blockchain technology. On July 7, it entered into a partnership with Voltage, a Lightning Network infrastructure provider, and on September 14, it collaborated with the Web3 startup Orderly Network to support off-chain components for decentralized finance.
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