Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Highly Scalable And Performant NoSQL Database


With Cloud Bigtable, Google is launching a new NoSQL database offering today that, as the name implies, is powered by the company’s Bigtable data storage system, but with the added twist that it’s compatible with the Apache HBase API — which itself is based on Google’s Bigtable project. Bigtable powers the likes of Gmail, Google Search and Google Analytics, so this is definitely a battle-tested service

Google promises that Cloud Bigtable will offer single-digit millisecond latency and 2x the performance per dollar when compared to the likes of HBase and Cassandra. Because it supports the HBase API, Cloud Bigtable can be integrated with all the existing applications in the Hadoop ecosystem, but it also supports Google’s Cloud Dataflow.

Setting up a Cloud Bigtable cluster should only take a few seconds, and the storage automatically scales according to the user’s needs.

png;base64f1e982d227e3a1a8It’s worth noting that this is not Google’s first cloud-based…

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