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


In addition to the core google-cloud-bigtable, we provide a google-cloud-happybase library with the same interface as the popular HappyBase library. Unlike HappyBase, google-cloud-happybase uses google-cloud-bigtable under the covers, rather than Apache HBase.