Google Cloud’s BigQuery service has expanded its offerings by adding 11 new blockchain networks to its data warehouse. These 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 that allows enterprises to store and query their data. It also offers access to various public data sets, including Google Trends, American Community Service demographic information, and Google Analytics.
Google initially introduced Bitcoin data sets to BigQuery in 2018, followed by Ethereum later that year. In February 2019, it expanded its blockchain data coverage by adding Bitcoin Cash, Dash, Dogecoin, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, and Zcash. With the recent addition of these 11 new blockchains, BigQuery now supports data from a total of 19 blockchain networks.
In addition to expanding its blockchain coverage, Google has introduced a new feature aimed at simplifying blockchain queries. This feature includes user-defined functions designed to handle the often-lengthy decimal results commonly found in blockchain data. Google claims that these new functions will allow customers to access longer decimal digits for their blockchain data and reduce rounding errors in computations.
Google Cloud has been increasingly involved in blockchain technology in 2023, partnering with Lightning Network infrastructure provider Voltage on July 7 and collaborating with Web3 startup Orderly Network on September 14 to support off-chain components for decentralized finance (DeFi).