Google Cloud Platform products

Cloud Bigtable

Cloud Bigtable is Google's NoSQL Big Data database service. It's ideal for applications that need very high throughput and scalability for non-structured key/value data, where each value is typically no larger than 10 MB. Cloud Bigtable also excels as a storage engine for batch MapReduce operations, stream processing/analytics, and machine-learning applications.

Find Bigtable in the left side menu of the Google Cloud Platform Console, under Storage.

Get started

Here are links to setup instructions on

Developer resources

Here are links to developer resources on

Design your schema and manage data

  • Design your schema: Learn about general concepts, size limits, row keys, column families and qualifiers, tall versus wide tables, and more.

  • Manage tables: Use the Apache HBase shell to create, modify, and delete tables, and to get information about tables.

  • Export and import data: Export and import data as Hadoop sequence files.

Code samples

Manage your cluster

Cloud Bigtable API

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