Google Cloud has taken another step towards broadening its blockchain dataset services. On Friday, the tech giant confirmed that 11 more high-demand blockchains have been incorporated into its BigQuery public datasets program. This move also brings enhancements to the existing datasets within the program.
The addition of these 11 blockchains, namely Avalanche, Arbitrum, Cronos, Ethereum (Görli), Fantom (Opera), Near, Optimism, Polkadot, Polygon Mainnet, Polygon Mumbai, and Tron, builds upon Google Cloud’s continuous commitment since 2018 to democratize blockchain data. In 2019, six other datasets were introduced into the program.
James Tromans, Global Head of Web3 at Google Cloud, explained the expansion, highlighting the demands of the Web3 community. He said, “Users are eager for a holistic view of the crypto domain and the ability to make comprehensive queries across various chains. They’re looking for insights into diverse questions like the number of NFTs minted on specific chains in a day, transaction fee comparisons across chains, or the count of active wallets on leading EVM chains.”
Google Cloud Also Announces Bitcoin BigQuery Dataset with Enhanced Features
Enhancements have also been made to the current Bitcoin BigQuery dataset. This includes the addition of Satoshis (sats) / Ordinals, enabling developers to derive a numbering scheme for sats.
To cater to a broad spectrum of user needs, Google Cloud is not only refining its datasets but also introducing first-party managed datasets that provide advanced features. These datasets, along with community-managed ones, promise swift and reliable enterprise-level outcomes. Alberto Martin, Director of Web3 Product Development at Google Cloud, emphasized the launch of a Google Cloud-managed Ethereum dataset, granting users enriched analytics.
In addition to improving numerical precision for certain coin price calculations, Google Cloud has launched UDF for enhanced UNIT256 integration and BIGNUMERIC support. This will provide users with longer decimal digits, ensuring reduced computational rounding errors.
Aiming to streamline by offering easy off-chain access to on-chain data.
The statement further underscored the challenges customers face in accessing blockchain data, including the need for nodes and indexers. However, Google Cloud aims to streamline this by offering easy off-chain access to on-chain data. Hence, users can seamlessly integrate blockchain data with application data, utilizing tools such as Looker or Google Sheets.
Closing remarks from Tromans encapsulated Google Cloud’s dedication over the past half-decade to the blockchain community. He expressed excitement for future collaborations and the potential to offer a diverse range of data solutions tailored to Web3.