Google Cloud adds Ethereum blockchain to its Big Data platform
Google Cloud has just added the Ethereum blockchain to its Big Data BigQuery analysis platform. This will make it easier to aggregate and view the data in the blockchain.
It’s official: Google Cloud adds the Ethereum dataset (ETH) to BigQuery , its Big Data analysis platform. This dataset is updated daily with data from the Ethereum blockchain . According to Google, this tool was created to help companies make decisions, prioritize improvements to the Blockchain architecture, or even balance adjustments.
The Ethereum blockchain contains APIs for functions such as viewing the status of a transaction or the balance of a wallet, but API endpoints are difficult to access. BigQuery’s OLAP functionality will make it easier to aggregate and visualize data .
In addition, Google Cloud software helps synchronize the Ethereum blockchain to computers running Parity , the software for interacting with the Ethereum network. This performs daily extraction of data from the Ethereum Blockchain, and stores data on BigQuery to allow exploration.
Google Cloud wants to facilitate the analysis and visualization of
As an example of using this new tool, Google talks about CryptoKitties : a game based on the Ethereum blockchain. Data from accounts with at least 10 CryptoKitties will be collected by BigQuery, and displays the size of their mascots and a color to distinguish their owners.
It is not the first time that Google has ventured into the Blockchain field . In February 2018, the firm created a similar tool for the Bitcoin blockchain to view transactions, detect anomalies and extract the necessary data.
Similarly, Google recently partnered with two companies dedicated to blockchain: Digital Asset and BlockApps in order to offer new DLT solutions on the Google Cloud platform .