Google Cloud Bigtable

Cloud Bigtable is Google’s NoSQL Big Data database service. It’s the same database that powers many core Google services, including Search, Analytics, Maps, and Gmail.

Bigtable is designed to handle massive workloads at consistent low latency and high throughput, so it’s a great choice for both operational and analytical applications, including IoT, user analytics, and financial data analysis.

Google Cloud Bigtable Homepage

Bigtable Setup

Bigtable implements the HBase interface for all data access operations, and requires a few configuration options to connect.

Connecting to Bigtable

Configuring JanusGraph to connect to Bigtable is achieved by using the hbase backend, along with a custom connection implementation, the project id of the Google Cloud Platform project containing the Bigtable instance, and the Cloud Bigtable instance id you are connecting to.

Example:

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storage.backend=hbase
storage.hbase.ext.hbase.client.connection.impl=com.google.cloud.bigtable.hbase2_x.BigtableConnection
storage.hbase.ext.google.bigtable.project.id=<Google Cloud Platform project id>
storage.hbase.ext.google.bigtable.instance.id=<Bigtable instance id>