Using the API#

API requests are sent to the Google Cloud Bigtable API via RPC over HTTP/2. In order to support this, we’ll rely on gRPC. We are working with the gRPC team to rapidly make the install story more user-friendly.

Get started by learning about the Client on the Base for Everything page.

In the hierarchy of API concepts

  • a Client owns a Cluster <
  • a Cluster < owns a Table
  • a Table owns a ColumnFamily
  • a Table owns a Row (and all the cells in the row)