Release Notes

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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June 11, 2018

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

May 7, 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 3, 2018

April 30, 2018

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

April 25, 2018

Replication is now available in beta. Replication automatically makes your data available in two different zones, 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 Google Cloud Platform 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 6, 2018

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

February 2, 2018

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

January 31, 2018

IAM custom roles are now generally available.

January 2, 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 7, 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 Cloud 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 6, 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 1, 2017

Cloud Bigtable now supports Cloud Identity and Access Management.

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 9, 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 6, 2015

Cloud Bigtable is now available in beta.

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