Breaking: Google Cloud becomes a Solana validator Breaking: Google Cloud becomes a Solana validator

Breaking: Google Cloud becomes a Solana validator

Google Cloud's partnership with Solana will see the company become a Solana validator and add the network to its Blockchain Node Engine and BigQuery services.

Breaking: Google Cloud becomes a Solana validator

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Google Cloud has announced a ground-breaking partnership with Solana. One of the world’s largest cloud service providers will become an integral part of the Solana network and bring Solana into its wide array of products and services.

The company said that it will be running a block-producing Solana validator that will enable it to participate in and validate the Solana network.

Aside from becoming a validator, Google Cloud has also been working with Solana to bring its Blockchain Node Engine to the Solana ecosystem. The Blockchain Node Engine is Google Cloud’s fully managed node-hosting service that reduces the need for complex node operations. Offering turnkey node hosting, the service was previously focused solely on Ethereum and its burgeoning developer ecosystem.

The addition of Solana to the Blockchain Node Engine will drastically reduce the time required to run a Solana node and make it accessible to more users.

The company also noted that it is currently working on indexing data from the Solana network and bringing it into BigQuery. Google Cloud’s data warehouse enables the massive database of the Solana blockchain to be queried quickly and efficiently using the processing power of Google’s massive infrastructure.

Solana’s native SOL jumped over 13% on the news, triggering a run that could continue throughout the day. At press time, SOL was trading at just under $38, a sharp jump from the $34.4 it recorded less than an hour ago.

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