September 26, 2023

Google’s BigQuery Adds 11 New Blockchains To Its Data Warehouse

Google's BigQuery

Google’s BigQuery

Google Cloud’s BigQuery service has added 11 new blockchain networks to its data warehouse.

The newly added networks include Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum’s Görli testnet, Fantom, Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon’s mainnet, Polygon’s Mumbai testnet, and Tron. BigQuery is a data warehouse service offered by Google.

Companies can use it to store their data and make queries. It also has public data sets available for querying, such as Google Trends, American Community Service demographic information, and Google Analytics. Google initially launched a Bitcoin data set on the service in 2018, followed by Ethereum later that same year.

“The more robust catalog of chains accessible through BigQuery and new ways to access data will help the Web3 community better answer these and other questions without the overhead of operating nodes or maintaining indexers,” Google Cloud said.

In February 2019, it expanded its blockchain coverage by adding Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and Zcash. With the addition of these 11 new blockchain networks, BigQuery now supports a total of 19 blockchain networks. Google has also introduced a new feature to make blockchain queries easier. The team has provided user-defined functions that can handle long-form decimal results commonly found on blockchains.

According to Google’s announcement, these new functions will allow customers to access longer decimal digits for their blockchain data and reduce rounding errors in computation.

Google Cloud has shown increasing interest in blockchain technology in recent years. It partnered with Voltage, a Lightning Network infrastructure provider, on July 7 and with Web3 startup Orderly Network on September 14 to help provide off-chain components for decentralized finance.

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