Ever wonder how Google databases are able to maintain consistency and speed regardless of location without so much as a hiccup? Not just the search engine, but global operations for the entire company? A major contributing factor is the internally developed system called Google Cloud Spanner – a true game changer – that is now available for use by your business (public beta).

What is Googl Cloud Spanner? Why Use It?

Cloud Spanner allows you to scale your relational database across thousands of servers in dozens of data centers, spanning multiple continents, without concerns of data inconsistency or downtime. It’s the first (and only) relational database service that is both globally consistent and horizontally scalable, able to handle the highest transactional workloads. With automatic scaling along with synchronous data replication and node redundancy, it’s able to deliver 99.999% availability for mission critical applications.

In short, Cloud Spanner delivers all of the benefits of a traditional relational database, including ACID transactions, SQL queries, high performance and availability and relational schemas at a scale not previously available.

As with the rest of Google Cloud solutions, Cloud Spanner is backed by Google’s security running on most advanced cloud infrastructure – end-to-end and at-rest encryption, granular identity and access management, audit logging, custom hardware and the Google-owned global network.

Google Cloud Spanner currently supports client libraries in Java, Go, Python, and Node.js with more coming, and a JDBC driver to connect with popular third party tools.

With Google Cloud Spanner; the benefits are clear:

 

If your company requires this level of reliability, speed and scalability, Google’s Cloud Spanner option is worth exploring.  To discuss more about Cloud Spanner and it’s options, feel free to reach out and we’d be happy to explore what the power of Google can do for you.