Grokking the Advanced System Design Interview
Ask Author
Back to course home

0% completed

Summary: BigTable

Here is a quick summary of BigTable for you!


  • BigTable is Google's distributed storage system designed to manage large amounts of structured data with high availability, low latency, scalability, and fault-tolerance goals.
  • BigTable is a sparse, distributed, persistent, multidimensional sorted map.
  • The map is indexed by a unique key made up of a row key, a column key, and a timestamp (a 64-bit integer, "real time" in millisecond).
  • Each row key is an arbitrary string of up to 64 kilobytes in size, although most keys are significantly smaller.




Like the course? Get enrolled and start learning!