Google Cloud has introduced an addition of 11 blockchains to its ‘BigQuery’ program for datasets in a bid to present easy accessibility to blockchain information.
In an official assertion on Sept 21, the corporate disclosed the 11 new networks: Avalanche, Near, Fantom, Optimism, Polygon, Polygon Mumbai Testnet, Tron, Cronos, Arbitrum, and Ethereum Görli testnet.
The cloud service supplier cited the necessity for builders to have entry to a wide range of public datasets as they question extra chains.
“We’re doing this because blockchain foundations, Web3 analytics firms, partners, developers, and customers tell us they want a more comprehensive view across the crypto landscape, and to be able to query more chains. They want to answer complex questions and verify subjective claims…”
James Tromas the pinnacle of web3 and Alberto Martin, the director of web3 Product Management Head defined that each devs and customers need correct solutions to key questions like “How many NFTs were minted today across three specific chains?” “How do transaction fees compare across chains?” and “How many active wallets are on the top EVM chains?”
The aim is to develop the pool of blockchain info on BigQuery making it attainable for customers to question on-chain transaction historical past off-chain, understanding asset flows from wallets, and consumer interplay with a sensible contract.
Furthermore, the corporate famous that it has improved its present blockchain dataset with the combination of Satoshis (sats) and Ordinals for devs.
Expansion for builders
Google Cloud started providing blockchain datasets in 2018 after it introduced the Bitcoin (BTC) Network and a few 12 months later included Ethereum’s information.
The firm now has 21 blockchains together with Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum Classic, and so on. on its BigQuery program.
BigQuery is a web-based information warehouse that permits customers to question information saved for sure info. Recently, the corporate has restated plans to make investments extra in blockchain after partnering with lighting infrastructure agency, Voltage and Orderly Network to give decentralized functions off-chain instruments.
As the announcement comes amid the tough crypto winter, the agency redeemed its pledge to extra correct information by rolling out UDF for smarter UNIT256 integration and BIGNUMERIC help.
This will enhance the variety of decimals when customers entry blockchain information eradicating the chance of errors throughout computation.
Finally, the corporate added that it has reformed customers to entry information from the standard mannequin of getting nodes and creating to get an indexer earlier than information will be queried to an off-chain course of for simple computation.
“This means that customers can access blockchain data as easily as they would their data. By joining chain data with application data, customers can get a complete picture of their users and their business.”