Carto partnership with Google Cloud enables scalable spatial data infrastructure
By Ernesto Martínez Becerra and Javier de la Torre, Carto
Carto is now a Google Cloud Partner. This follows the company building its Data Observatory 2.0 to utilise the foundations and capabilities of Google Cloud and BigQuery, and the release of its BigQuery connector allowing the connection of clients’ data stored in Google BigQuery to their Carto account with SQL query.
The company also announced the availability of its location intelligence platform on the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace, which provides clients with next generation spatial data infrastructure. There are two deployment options available – a yearly subscription and a pay-as-you-go option.
Google Cloud offers a range of virtual instances that span from 2 to 416 cores and from 2 GB to 5.8 TB of RAM. To ensure users gain full value for every new vCPU they use without requiring extra fine tuning, Carto is bringing some of its deployment technology to Google Cloud Platform solutions. Users can also stop an instance, resize, and then restart it to increase the resources Carto can use.
Furthermore, Carto BigQuery Tiler is now available in beta. It provides a solution to visualise large location datasets without having to move data outside BigQuery. Carto BigQuery Tiler allows users to produce vector tilesets directly from SQL, store tilesets in BigQuery directly, and visualise data privately or publicly in Carto or other tools such as deck.gl, Mapbox GL, QGIS and many more.