Google Cloud has added the Ethereum blockchain to its Big Data and BigQuery analytics platform. This will make it easier to aggregate blockchain data and view them.
It’s official: Google Cloud adds Ethereum dataset (ETH) to BigQuery. This dataset is updated daily with data from the Ethereum blockchain. According to Google, this tool was created to help businesses make decisions, prioritize improvements to the Blockchain architecture, or 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. Thus, the OLAP features of BigQuery will make it easier to aggregate data and view them.
In addition, the Google Cloud software can synchronize the Ethereum blockchain to computers running Parity, the software for interacting with the Ethereum network. This performs a daily extraction of data from the Blockchain Ethereum, and stores data on BigQuery to allow exploration.
Google Cloud wants to help analyze and visualize Ethereum data
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 will display the size of their mascots and color to distinguish their owners.
This is not for the first time that Google ventures into the Blockchain. 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 blockchain companies: Digital Asset and BlockApps to bring new DLT solutions to the Google Cloud platform.