Google Cloud has integrated Solana with its BigQuery data analytics service, expanding its support to the 20th blockchain network. This integration was first announced at Breakpoint 2022 in Lisbon and aims to provide enhanced insights into Solana's blockchain analytics.
Solana support was initially expected to go live in Q1, and the delay was attributed to the Google Cloud team's commitment to ensuring the dataset is comprehensive and captures a full overview of on-chain activities.
Google Cloud's BigQuery is a serverless data warehouse with built-in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and business intelligence capabilities. This integration enables users, from developers to enterprises and individual users, to query Solana-based data to gain insights into transactions, NFT minting, wallet activities, and more.
The Solana Foundation emphasized that the Solana ecosystem is growing rapidly, generating a wealth of data and insights daily. With this integration, the Solana community and the broader web3 industry can easily access and analyze this data.
One of the first applications to leverage this integration is the multichain NFT app Floor, which is sending Solana NFT sales and listings data to the BigQuery platform. This enables analysts and other users to gain deeper insights into the world of Solana NFTs.
The integration also has implications for advancing web3 adoption by web2 companies. It can help traditional tech and finance firms better understand blockchain and crypto's potential and how they can incorporate these technologies into their businesses.
The dataset available in BigQuery is well-organized and easy to use, making it suitable for web3 developers to conduct more advanced research. It also facilitates the comparison of user activity and network statistics across different blockchains.
Solana is the 20th blockchain integration for Google Cloud's BigQuery, which originally began offering support for Bitcoin and Ethereum in 2018. With this integration, Google Cloud continues to expand its services to support the evolving web3 ecosystem.
In addition to BigQuery, Google Cloud offers web3 infrastructure services, including managing validator operations for Solana. Google Cloud is also working on bringing Solana support to its Blockchain Node Engine node hosting service.
This integration further strengthens Solana's position in the blockchain and web3 space, following other significant partnerships, such as Visa's expansion of USDC settlement capabilities to the Solana blockchain and Solana Pay's integration with e-commerce giant Shopify. The integration of Solana with Google Cloud's BigQuery reflects the ongoing evolution of web2's adoption of web3 technologies and the optimization of existing infrastructure through blockchain solutions.
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