Google's BigQuery API facilitates the querying of large data sets. Using Google's significant processing power, BigQuery uses SQL-like commands to query and manage data in append-only tables. Use this SDK to interface with the API using Java. See the project page for information on installing the Java client, access to the JavaDoc for BigQuery, and a sample API engine. Google's Java SDK is supported in the following environments: Java 5 or higher, Android 1.5, and Google App Engine.
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Moonshadow Mobile is making US Census data available on a high performance platform. They have taken the data and geocoded it for Google and Bing maps. The service offering is a proprietary, patent pending system that is able to search through between 20 and 100 million census data records in under a second. Moonshadow has the full census data set, even down to individual voter registration records which only be released to office holders or government entities. The Moonshadow Mobile API offers developers access to a subset of this data.