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Database choices for big data

I have many text files, their total size is about 300GB ~ 400GB. They are all in this format key1 value_a key1 value_b key1 value_c key2 value_d key3 value_e .... each line is composed by a key and ...
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Why can't we perform joins in a distributed database like Bigtable?

From this answer to What database does Google use?, BigTable is not a relational database. It does not support joins nor does it support rich SQL-like queries. Is this obvious? I do not ...