Google Cloud Bigtable: The Real Hadoop de Doop?

May 6, 2015

Navigate to “Announcing Google Cloud Bigtable: The same database that powers Google Search, Gmail and Analytics is now available on Google Cloud Platform.” I learned:

we are excited to introduce Google Cloud Bigtable – a fully managed, high-performance, extremely scalable NoSQL database service accessible through the industry-standard, open-source Apache HBase API. Under the hood, this new service is powered by Bigtable, the same database that drives nearly all of Google’s largest applications.

In the list of benefits Google offers, one caught my attention:

Over the past 10+ years, Bigtable has driven Google’s most critical applications. In addition, the HBase API is a industry-standard interface for combined operational and analytical workloads.

The question becomes, “Is this the real Hadoop?” Another question: “Is Google using decade old technology for its “most critical applications”? I answer, “Nope. I think there are newer, whizzier software in use.”

Stephen E Arnold, May 6, 2015


One Response to “Google Cloud Bigtable: The Real Hadoop de Doop?”

  1. Abadon on June 18th, 2015 12:12 am

    This information is very good.

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