Google Cloud becomes a Solana validator

Google Cloud just became a Solana validator. It is also planning on introducing its Blockchain Node Engine and integrating Solana data to its BigQuery data warehouse in Q1 2023.
November 07, 2022 - Cynthia Chung

Google Cloud has started running a Solana to participate and validate the blockchain and will bring new features for Solana developers in 2023, according to a Nov. 5 tweet by Google Cloud.

In addition to bringing the Blockchain Node Engine to support Solana, the company will be indexing Solana data and integrating it into its BigQuery data warehouse. The goal is to make it easier for Solana developers to access historical data.


‘We want to make it one-click to run a Solana node in a cost-effective way,’ said Mittal at Solana’s Breakpoint conference in Lisbon.  The feature will become available in the first quarter of 2023, according to Google Web3 product manager Nalin Mittal.

Google BigQuery is a serverless, highly scalable data warehouse with a built-in query engine. The ability of BigQuery to record and process large datasets helps effective decision-making in work settings and now its benefits are being extended to the blockchain industry. 


This eliminates time and costs of setting up a node and creating a computation infrastructure. At the same time, allowing developers to install a node choosing the desired area and network in just one step when managing Web3-based services quickly and effectively.

The news comes after Google Cloud launched the Blockchain Node Engine as a ‘fully-managed node hosting service,’ which supports the Ethereum blockchain to provide developers with fully-managed Ethereum nodes with secure blockchain access on Oct. 28.

Photo: Reuters


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