According to a September 21 blog post, Google Cloud’s BigQuery service has just added 11 blockchain networks to its data warehouse. The new networks include Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum Görli Testnet, Fantom, Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon Mainnet, Polygon Mumbai Testnet and Tron.
BigQuery is Google’s data warehouse service. Companies can use it to store and access their data. It also provides some public datasets that can be queried, such as: B. Google Trends, American Community Service demographic information, Google Analytics and others.
In 2018, Google introduced a Bitcoin dataset as part of the service and also added Ethereum later that year. In February 2019, blockchain coverage was further expanded, adding Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin and Zcash. The September 21 announcement means BigQuery is now transferring 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 it easier to run queries on blockchains. Through a series of user-defined functions (UDFs), the team has provided methods for dealing with the long-form decimal results commonly found in blockchains. In its post, Google explained that these new features “give access to longer decimals for their blockchain data and reduce rounding errors in calculations.”
Google Cloud is becoming increasingly interested in blockchain technology in 2023. On July 7, the company partnered with Voltage, a Lightning Network infrastructure provider. And on September 14, the company partnered with Web3 startup Orderly Network to help provide off-chain components for decentralized finance.