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This page documents production updates to Cloud Bigtable. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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November 21, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

1.7.3 (2022-11-18)

Bug Fixes
  • First pass on making retry configuration more consistent (#695) (c707c30)
  • Make internal rst_stream errors retriable (#699) (770feb8)
  • Make sure that the proper exception type is bubbled up for ReadRows (#696) (5c72780)
  • Prevent sending full table scan when retrying (backport #554) (#697) (c4ae6ad)

November 15, 2022

Cloud Bigtable now lets you retrieve metadata about a table, giving you greater observability when troubleshooting. This feature is generally available (GA). For more information, see Table stats.

November 14, 2022

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Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.16.0 (2022-11-11)

Features
Bug Fixes

2.15.1 (2022-11-08)

Bug Fixes
  • Call record attempt compeletion on permanent failures (#1502) (f409c47)
  • Fix the connectivity error count caculation (#1401) (1f8cfd7)
  • Only record retry count when it's > 0 (#1488) (445a667)
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-shared-dependencies to v3.0.6 (#1501) (8f61c64)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:junit-platform-native to v0.9.17 (#1495) (1b7c21a)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:native-maven-plugin to v0.9.17 (#1496) (74779e3)

1.22.0-sp.4 (2022-11-08)

Dependencies
  • Regenerating with new Protobuf (1.22.0-sp) (#1491) (b31cafd)

October 31, 2022

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Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.15.0 (2022-10-26)

Features
  • Add APIs for Mutation and RowMutationEntry (#1454) (a86934f)
Bug Fixes
  • Catch all throwables so version mismatch won't hang the client (#1402) (c03b8a4)
  • Fix attempt status tag for metrics (#1477) (e54cf7d)
  • Rename metric names to match the external name (#1479) (28ca7c3)
  • Set a longer timeout to wait for callbacks to be executed (#1478) (0d9ff6a)
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.5.0 (#1464) (d8e58a5)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.6.0 (#1476) (331dcfb)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-shared-dependencies to v3.0.5 (#1470) (557a4fb)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:junit-platform-native to v0.9.15 (#1462) (69540cb)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:junit-platform-native to v0.9.16 (#1467) (53599ca)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:native-maven-plugin to v0.9.15 (#1463) (a6612f9)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:native-maven-plugin to v0.9.16 (#1468) (fe0ddb1)

October 24, 2022

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Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.13.2 (2022-10-20)

Bug Fixes
  • Respect deadlines for column family operations (#687) (df2e64a)

October 17, 2022

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Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.6.3 (2022-10-14)

Dependencies

Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.13.1 (2022-10-10)

Bug Fixes

October 10, 2022

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Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.14.1 (2022-10-05)

Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.6 (#1450) (96b1e80)

2.14.0 (2022-10-03)

Features
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-shared-dependencies to v3.0.4 (#1446) (81034c5)

Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.13.0 (2022-09-29)

Features
Bug Fixes

October 03, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Node.js

Changes for @google-cloud/bigtable

4.1.0 (2022-09-26)

Features

4.0.5 (2022-09-23)

Bug Fixes
  • Test is less restrictive to allow changes (#1160) (7d05b96)

Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.13.0 (2022-09-27)

Features
Bug Fixes
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.5 (#1406) (d906729)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:junit-platform-native to v0.9.14 (#1411) (ef7d741)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:native-maven-plugin to v0.9.14 (#1412) (dcae319)
  • Update dependency org.junit.vintage:junit-vintage-engine to v5.9.1 (#1409) (c1e195d)

September 29, 2022

The Cloud Bigtable observability metric high-granularity CPU utilization of hottest node is now generally available (GA). Because of more frequent sampling, this metric is more accurate than CPU utilization of hottest node. For more information on using Bigtable metrics, see Monitoring.

September 19, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Node.js

Changes for @google-cloud/bigtable

4.0.4 (2022-09-14)

Bug Fixes

4.0.3 (2022-09-09)

Bug Fixes

Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.12.0 (2022-09-15)

Features
  • generated: Publish CBT deletion_protection field in Table, UpdateTableRequest, and UpdateTable API (f1f3f05)
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.3 (#1386) (f460373)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.3 (#1387) (e339cb1)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.4 (#1395) (a2db183)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-shared-dependencies to v3.0.2 (#1384) (ee3b256)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-shared-dependencies to v3.0.3 (#1393) (df6c6c7)

September 13, 2022

Cloud Bigtable is available in the me-west1 (Tel Aviv) region. For more information, see Bigtable locations.

September 12, 2022

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Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.11.2 (2022-09-07)

Bug Fixes
  • Make cloud-monitoring a runtime dependency (#1371) (930d043)
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.2 (#1373) (43b8052)
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.2 (#1374) (4174f0d)

September 05, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Node.js

Changes for @google-cloud/bigtable

4.0.2 (2022-08-27)

Bug Fixes

Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.11.1 (2022-08-26)

Bug Fixes
  • Reset a measure map every time the stats are recorded (#1364) (1683365)

August 29, 2022

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Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.11.0 (2022-08-17)

Features
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-monitoring-bom to v3.4.1 (#1352) (f8d97e5)

August 22, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.11.3 (2022-08-17)

Performance Improvements

2.11.2 (2022-08-11)

Bug Fixes
  • Deps: allow protobuf < 5.0.0 (#631) (fd54fc6)
  • Deps: require proto-plus >= 1.22.0 (fd54fc6)

August 19, 2022

You can now use tags to allow or deny security policies on a Cloud Bigtable instance. This feature is generally available (GA). To learn more, see Create and manage tags.

August 15, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.10.3 (2022-08-08)

Bug Fixes

2.10.2 (2022-08-03)

Bug Fixes
  • Add a ReadFirstRow callable to set future in onComplete (#1326) (cb539b5)
  • The metadata could be returned in trailer or header depends on i… (#1337) (c4b8c03)
Dependencies
  • Update dependency com.google.cloud:google-cloud-shared-dependencies to v3 (#1328) (bee0ca0)
  • Upgrade shared config to 1.5.3, exclude google-http-client and google-http-client-gson from gax in google-cloud-bigtable-stats (#1336) (98b3349)

Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.11.1 (2022-08-08)

Bug Fixes
  • Retry the RST Stream error in mutate rows and read rows(#624) (d24574a)

August 12, 2022

Cloud Bigtable-BigQuery federation is now generally available (GA). You can use BigQuery to query data from Cloud Bigtable and blend it with data from other federated data sources. For more information, see Querying Cloud Bigtable data.

August 11, 2022

New tooling is available to help you migrate to Cloud Bigtable from HBase clusters that are hosted on another Google Cloud service. For more information, see Migrate from HBase on Google Cloud.

August 08, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.10.1 (2022-08-01)

Bug Fixes
Dependencies
  • Update dependency org.junit.vintage:junit-vintage-engine to v5.9.0 (#1323) (7655747)

Python

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.11.0 (2022-08-04)

Features
  • Add audience parameter (a7a7699)
  • Add satisfies_pzs output-only field (#614) (7dc1469)
  • Add storage_utilization_gib_per_node to Autoscaling target (a7a7699)
  • Cloud Bigtable Undelete Table service and message proto files (a7a7699)
Bug Fixes
  • Deps: require google-api-core >=1.32.0 and >=2.8.0 (a7a7699)
  • Require Python 3.7+ (#610) (10d00f5)
Performance Improvements

August 01, 2022

A weekly digest of client library updates from across the Cloud SDK.

Java

Changes for google-cloud-bigtable

2.10.0 (2022-07-26)

Features
Bug Fixes
  • Enable integration test for google-cloud-bigtable-stats (#1311) (7c77879)
  • Fix race condition in BuiltinMetricsTracer (#1320) (644454a)
  • Ignore repackaged files to fix clirr (#1300) (99b67ba)
Dependencies
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:junit-platform-native to v0.9.13 (#1306) (ddae354)
  • Update dependency org.graalvm.buildtools:native-maven-plugin to v0.9.13 (#1307) (c0740fe)

July 11, 2022

Cloud Bigtable is available in the us-south1 (Dallas) and europe-southwest1 (Madrid) regions. For more information, see Bigtable locations.

June 30, 2022

You are now able to configure the storage utilization target for a cluster when you use autoscaling for Cloud Bigtable. This feature is generally available (GA).

June 28, 2022

Cloud Bigtable now gives you the option to undelete a table for up to seven days from the time of deletion using the gcloud CLI. This feature is generally available (GA).

June 24, 2022

Cloud Bigtable is available in the us-east5 (Columbus) region. For more information, see Bigtable locations.

June 02, 2022

Cloud Bigtable now provides increased observability by letting you identify and monitor hot tablets in a cluster. This feature is generally available (GA). To learn more, see Hot tablets.

May 05, 2022

A Cloud Bigtable table overview page in the Cloud console is now generally available (GA). The table overview displays monitoring metrics and replication details for a selected table.

May 03, 2022

Cloud Bigtable is available in the europe-west9 (Paris) region. For more information, see Bigtable locations.

April 20, 2022

Cloud Bigtable is available in the europe-west8 (Milan) region. For more information, see Bigtable locations.

April 05, 2022

The Cloud Bigtable HBase replication library lets you replicate data from HBase to Bigtable. You can use the replication library in conjunction with existing migration tools to migrate your HBase data to Bigtable without pausing writes or taking your application offline. The replication library is now generally available (GA).

March 25, 2022

Cloud Bigtable support for Cloud EKM is generally available (GA). You can now choose an externally managed key when you protect your data using customer managed encryption keys (CMEK). Cloud EKM includes Key Access Justification, which lets you view the reason for each Cloud EKM request.

December 20, 2021

System Event audit logs for Cloud Bigtable autoscaling are now generally available (GA).

December 13, 2021

A Cloud Bigtable instance can now have clusters in up to 8 regions. This lets you create an instance with as many clusters as there are zones in your chosen Bigtable regions. Previously, an instance was limited to 4 clusters.

December 09, 2021

Autoscaling for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available (GA). Autoscaling helps prevent over-provisioning or under-provisioning by letting Cloud Bigtable automatically add or remove nodes to a cluster when usage changes. In addition, new metrics are available to help you understand how autoscaling is working.

You can now use customer managed encryption keys (CMEK) in Cloud Bigtable instances that are replicated across multiple regions. Previously, CMEK was limited to instances that had clusters in a single region. This feature is generally available (GA).

December 03, 2021

A new tutorial is available that uses open-source benchmarking tools to evaluate Cloud Bigtable performance. For more information, see Benchmarking Bigtable with PerfKit Benchmarker – Batch Testing on GitHub.

November 16, 2021

Cloud Bigtable is available in the southamerica-west1 (Santiago) region. For more information, see Bigtable locations.

October 27, 2021

The guidance on migrating data from HBase to Cloud Bigtable has been updated. You can now use new tooling designed to create Bigtable tables from existing HBase tables, import snapshots of your HBase tables, and validate the integrity of migrated data.

October 21, 2021

Cloud Bigtable app profile cluster groups let you route an app profile's traffic to a subset of an instance's clusters. This feature is generally available (GA).

October 04, 2021

Cloud Bigtable provides a CPU utilization by app profile, method, and table metric that gives you more granular observability into the cluster's CPU usage. This metric is generally available (GA).

September 30, 2021

Storage limits for Cloud Bigtable nodes have been doubled. Each node now supports twice as much storage, with no increase in per-node costs. This feature is generally available (GA).

August 03, 2021

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the northamerica-northeast2 (Toronto) region.

July 16, 2021

New Dataflow templates are now available to help you import data into Cloud Bigtable. The importsnapshot template lets you import HBase snapshots into Cloud Bigtable, without the need to export data as SequenceFiles or Avro files. The sync-table template lets you validate the integrity of your imported data.

The Cloud Bigtable documentation has been updated to include information about connection pools and when to consider resizing them.

June 29, 2021

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-south2 (Delhi) region.

June 23, 2021

Console Table Management for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available. You can now use the Google Cloud Console to create, edit, and delete Cloud Bigtable tables, column families, and garbage collection policies.

June 21, 2021

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the australia-southeast2 (Melbourne) region.

May 26, 2021

May 11, 2021

The Cloud Bigtable documentation on schema design for time series data has been updated with an emphasis on recommended design patterns.

May 10, 2021

You can now use IAM conditions to define and enforce conditional access control for Cloud Bigtable instances, clusters, and tables. This feature is generally available.

May 07, 2021

New guidance is available to help you schedule Cloud Bigtable backups using Cloud Scheduler, Pub/Sub, and Cloud Functions.

May 06, 2021

Cloud Bigtable now provides a Cloud Monitoring metric that reports the amount of logical storage bytes that a backup is using. The metric is backup/bytes_used, and it includes information about the source table and storage type.

May 03, 2021

The ability to restore from a Cloud Bigtable backup to a different instance is now generally available. This feature enhancement lets you use backups for a wider variety of use cases.

April 08, 2021

Cloud Bigtable support for customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK) is now generally available.

April 06, 2021

Data Access audit logging for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

If you previously enabled Data Access audit logs for all Google Cloud services in the Cloud Audit Logs default configuration, you might need to take additional steps to enable Data Access audit logging for Cloud Bigtable. Affected customers will see a notification at the top of the Cloud Bigtable page of the Cloud Console.

March 24, 2021

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the europe-central2 (Warsaw) region.

March 22, 2021

Cloud Bigtable's Cloud Console navigation has been improved. On the Instances page, the Create Instance button is more prominent. After you navigate to an instance, the following updates are visible:

  • Left-pane navigation is now organized in sections.
  • New breadcrumb navigation on each page shows the ID of the selected instance.
  • Page headings are more prominent.
  • You can now edit or delete an instance from every page.

December 14, 2020

Key Visualizer diagnostic messages are visible to all Cloud Bigtable customers. Review the message descriptions to learn how diagnostic messages can help you troubleshoot your Cloud Bigtable tables.

November 06, 2020

The default data points used for disk load charts on the Cloud Bigtable Monitoring page have changed to reflect the maximum for a displayed alignment period. Previously, data points on the charts reflected the mean for the alignment period. This change ensures that charts clearly show the peaks that are important for monitoring the health of a Cloud Bigtable instance. Disk load charts are only applicable for HDD clusters.

October 16, 2020

A tutorial is now available that demonstrates how to send a Cloud Bigtable read request using a Cloud Functions HTTP(S) request.

October 15, 2020

The steps to create a new Cloud Bigtable instance and edit an existing instance have been streamlined and improved in the Google Cloud Console.

July 22, 2020

Cloud Bigtable's fully integrated backups feature is now generally available. Backups let you save a copy of a table's schema and data and restore the backup to a new table at a later time.

July 13, 2020

The default data points used for CPU utilization charts on the Cloud Bigtable Monitoring page have changed. Previously, data points on the charts reflected the mean for a displayed alignment period. Now the data points reflect the maximum for the alignment period. This change ensures that charts clearly show the peaks that are important for monitoring the health of a Cloud Bigtable instance.

June 08, 2020

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-southeast2 (Jakarta) region.

May 18, 2020

The Cloud Bigtable Monitoring page in the Cloud Console has been redesigned. Changes to the visual experience include the following:

  • Views that are now split into separate tabs
  • A new time range picker
  • Updated styling on the graphs

April 20, 2020

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the us-west4 (Las Vegas) region.

April 06, 2020

Key Visualizer for Cloud Bigtable is now integrated into the Google Cloud Console. The following enhancements have been added:

  • Eligibility has been simplified to a minimum of 30 GB of data per table.
  • You can now specify the start and end time for a scan.
  • Performance data is now more recent.
  • Your performance data is retained for 14 days.

March 19, 2020

You can now create a production Cloud Bigtable instance that has one or two nodes per cluster. Prior to this change, production instances had a minimum of three nodes per cluster, and the only way to create smaller clusters was in a development instance.

February 24, 2020

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the us-west3 (Salt Lake City) region.

January 24, 2020

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-northeast3 (Seoul) region.

December 11, 2019

Table-level IAM for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

December 05, 2019

The Ruby client library for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

November 05, 2019

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the europe-west3 (Frankfurt) region.

October 14, 2019

Admin Activity audit logging is now generally available.

September 25, 2019

The Cloud Bigtable client library for Java is now generally available.

September 18, 2019

The PHP client library for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

September 06, 2019

The Python client library for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

September 03, 2019

Detailed descriptions and examples of write requests are now available in the Cloud Bigtable documentation.

June 27, 2019

The C++ client library for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

June 17, 2019

The Cloud Bigtable client library for Java for is now available in beta.

June 05, 2019

The C# client library for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

May 14, 2019

A section on garbage collection is now available in the Cloud Bigtable documentation.

April 18, 2019

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-northeast2 (Osaka) region.

April 08, 2019

Multi-region replication for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

March 14, 2019

A PHP client library for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

March 11, 2019

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the europe-west6(Zürich) region.

March 06, 2019

A Ruby client library for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

March 05, 2019

Multi-region replication for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta. Regional replication continues to be generally available.

February 22, 2019

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the southamerica-east1 (São Paulo) region.

November 27, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-east2 (Hong Kong) region.

November 13, 2018

The Node.js client library for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

October 08, 2018

Cloud Bigtable now enforces the limits on the amount of storage per node:

  • If a cluster in an instance exceeds the storage limits, all writes to the instance will fail until you add nodes to the cluster.
  • If you try to remove nodes from a cluster, and the change would cause the cluster to exceed the storage limits, Cloud Bigtable will deny the request.

October 05, 2018

A Python client library for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

October 02, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the australia-southeast1 (Sydney) region.

September 18, 2018

Key Visualizer is now generally available.

September 06, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-south1 (Mumbai) region.

September 04, 2018

Key Visualizer now includes the ability to view multiple metrics at once.

August 03, 2018

A C++ client library for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

July 25, 2018

Regional replication is now generally available.

July 11, 2018

The Quotas & Limits page now includes all of the quotas that appear in the Google Cloud Platform Console, and it now shows quotas and limits related to application profiles. These quotas and limits are not new, but they were not previously listed in the documentation.

July 10, 2018

Key Visualizer for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta. Use Key Visualizer to analyze your Cloud Bigtable usage in detail and troubleshoot performance issues.

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the us-west2 (Los Angeles) region.

July 09, 2018

A C# client library for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

June 29, 2018

Cloud Bigtable will start enforcing the limit on the amount of storage per node on October 1, 2018, rather than on July 1.

We're updating the Google Cloud Platform Console to show the new date. Until we finish rolling out that change, you'll still see the old enforcement date in the GCP Console.

June 28, 2018

A Node.js client library for Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

June 11, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the europe-north1 (Finland) region.

May 07, 2018

Instance-level IAM for Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

Removed the column-family permissions (bigtable.columnfamilies.*) from the list of IAM permissions for Cloud Bigtable. These permissions are deprecated and will not be supported in the future.

  • If you need to view information about a table's column families, make sure your IAM role includes the bigtable.tables.get permission.
  • If you need to modify a table's column families, make sure your IAM role includes the bigtable.tables.update permission.

May 03, 2018

April 30, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the europe-west2 (London) region.

April 25, 2018

Regional replication is now available in beta. Regional replication automatically makes your data available in two different zones within the same region, improving availability and durability.

The GCP Console now provides improved monitoring for Cloud Bigtable, including new charts that show each cluster's storage utilization, node count, and replication status.

The GCP Console now shows whether your instance's clusters are using too much storage based on the number of nodes they contain. Learn more about storage limits per node.

March 15, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the us-west1 (Oregon) region.

February 06, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the europe-west4 (Netherlands) region.

February 02, 2018

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-southeast1 (Singapore) region.

January 31, 2018

IAM custom roles are now generally available.

January 02, 2018

Updated this page to provide release notes for the Cloud Bigtable service. To view release notes for the Cloud Bigtable HBase client for Java, see the client library's GitHub releases page.

December 20, 2017

Admin Activity audit logging is now available in beta.

December 15, 2017

The REST Admin API now correctly implements the method for listing Cloud Bigtable operations.

December 07, 2017

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the asia-northeast1 (Tokyo) region.

November 28, 2017

You can now use Stackdriver Monitoring to set up alerting policies and create custom dashboards that include Cloud Bigtable metrics.

October 18, 2017

The schema design documentation no longer recommends using hashed values in row keys. Use human-readable values instead.

September 19, 2017

The Identity and Access Management predefined roles for Cloud Bigtable now include a viewer role. This role provides access to basic Cloud Bigtable functionality in the Google Cloud Platform Console.

September 06, 2017

The Google Cloud Platform Console now provides graphs that show the number of rows read and written per second.

July 25, 2017

V2 of the Cloud Bigtable REST Admin API is now available. You can use this API to manage your Cloud Bigtable instances.

July 24, 2017

May 01, 2017

March 10, 2017

The Google Cloud Platform Console now provides graphs that show the following information about your instance:

  • The number of nodes in the instance's cluster.
  • The average CPU utilization across all nodes in the instance's cluster.
  • The CPU utilization of the busiest node in the instance's cluster.

March 09, 2017

You can now create a development instance of Cloud Bigtable. A development instance is a low-cost instance with performance limited to the equivalent of a single node.

June 29, 2016

Cloud Bigtable is now generally available.

Each Cloud Bigtable cluster is now contained within an instance, which is a container for your cluster. For instances created before June 29, 2016, the instance ID is identical to the cluster ID. (There is one exception to this rule: If you had multiple clusters with the same ID before June 29, 2016, your instance IDs will end with -1, -2, and so on, so that each instance has a unique ID.)

V2 of the Cloud Bigtable RPC API is now available. You can write custom gRPC clients that target the Data API or the Admin API.

Cloud Bigtable is now available in the us-east1 (South Carolina) region.

May 06, 2015

Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.