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Google Cloud Spanner System Properties

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NameGoogle Cloud Spanner
DescriptionA horizontally scalable, globally consistent, relational database service. It is the externalization of the core Google database that runs the biggest aspects of Google, like Ads and Google Play.
Primary database modelRelational DBMS
Additional database modelsKey-value store
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score0.66
Rank#152  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Websitecloud.google.com/­spanner
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
DeveloperGoogle
Initial releaseFebruary 2017
License infoCommercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyes
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.no
Secondary indexesyes
SQL infoSupport of (almost entire) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes infoQuery statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
RESTful HTTP API
JDBC infoAt present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
Supported programming languagesGo
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Server-side scripts infoStored proceduresno
Triggersno
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes infousing Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integrityyes infoby using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID infoStrict serializable isolation
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts infoAccess controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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Recent citations in the news

Google Cloud Spanner: The next big transformation in financial services?
5 September 2017, Finextra (blog)

GFT and Google to demonstrate Google Cloud Spanner at event later this month
14 September 2017, Bobsguide (press release)

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7 July 2017, ZDNet

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