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Google Cloud Bigtable

Bigtable is a fully managed scalable NoSQL database service for large analytical and operational workloads with up to 99.999% availability.

The customer decides when and to what scale BigTable operates at. For example the number of nodes that are running and hdd vs ssd are customisable by the user.

BigTable overview

What is NoSQL?

At its core NoSQL is a key value store.

Bigtable can be used as an application backend directly.

Field promotion is a way to reduce hotspotting

Bigtable should contain a minumum of 1TB of data

Big table indexes are called row keys