Google, The Tech Giant, is throwing down the Cloud bigtable.The company is making the same database that powers Google Search, Gmail and Google Analytics available to the masses via its Google Cloud Platform. The service could be used to store sensor data from an Internet-of-things monitoring system. Finance companies could house petabytes of trading data on the service to analyze for emerging trends.
Telecommunications companies, digital advertising firms, energy, biomedical, and other data-intensive industries might benefit from the technology as well.
Google Cloud Bigtable is a hosted NoSQL data store. Customers can read and write data using the API (application programming interface) for Apache HBase, which is an open-source implementation of the Bigtable architecture for storing data across multiple servers.
Because Google Cloud Bigtable can be accessed through HBase commands, customers can easily use the service with existing Hadoop software. Hadoop is a popular open source data processing platform for working with extremely large sets of data. Google Cloud Bigtable can also work with other Google cloud services, such as Google BigQuery and Google Cloud Dataflow.