Google Cloud’s BigQuery service has just added 11 blockchain networks to its data warehouse, according to a September 21 blog post. New networks include 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 is Google’s data warehouse service. Enterprise companies can use it to store data and query it. It also provides several public data sets that can be queried, including Google Trends, US Community Service Demographics, Google Analytics, and more.
In 2018, Google launched a Bitcoin dataset as part of the service, and later that year it added Ethereum. In February 2019, it continued to expand its blockchain coverage, adding Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and Zcash. The September 21 announcement means BigQuery now hosts data from a total of 19 blockchain networks.
In addition to adding these new blockchains, Google has also implemented a new feature designed to make blockchain queries easier to perform. Through a series of user-defined functions, the team provides ways to handle long-form decimal results common on blockchains. Google claims in its post that these new features will “give customers access to longer decimal digits for blockchain data and reduce rounding errors in calculations.”
In 2023, Google Cloud will become increasingly interested in blockchain technology. On July 7, it partnered with Lightning Network infrastructure provider Voltage. It also partnered with Web3 startup Orderly Network on September 14 to help provide off-chain components for decentralized finance.