Google’s cloud computing services division is bringing its Blockchain Node Engine to Solana starting in 2023 in addition to indexing Solana data and adding it to its BigQuery data repository.
The Solana blockchain is currently being validated by Google Cloud, a part of Google, which also said on Saturday that it will soon introduce capabilities to make it easier for node runners and developers to use Solana.
In a tweet, Google Cloud tagged the co-founder of the blockchain, hinting that a significant announcement was about to be made, which caused the price of the native Solana currency, SOL, to increase by roughly 15%. However, the price has since slightly reversed.
The Solana chain will get Google Cloud’s Blockchain Node Engine in 2023 in addition to hosting a Solana validator “to participate in and validate the network,” according to the Twitter thread.
The Blockchain Node Engine, which is hosted by the provider and already supports the Ethereum blockchain, is a “fully-managed node hosting service” that will now make it simple for anyone to start a dedicated Solana node in the cloud.
Additionally, Google Cloud stated that it has begun indexing Solana data and uploading it to its BigQuery data warehouse, a move that “will simplify access to historical data for the Solana developer ecosystem.” The feature will debut next year.
It’s important to note that Google Cloud will soon start taking cryptocurrency payments through Coinbase Commerce, giving customers more payment options for Google Cloud services.
Solana is undergoing an infrastructure revamp and a lot more partnerships as it hasn’t yet lived up to the expectations of being an industrial-grade blockchain that’s well suited for modern finance.