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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.
Database modelRelational DBMS
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Rank#154  Overall
#78  Relational DBMS
Technical documentationcloud.google.com/­spanner/­docs
Initial releaseFebruary 2017
License Commercial or Open Sourcecommercial
Cloud-based Only available as a cloud serviceyes
Server operating systemshosted
Data schemeyes
Typing predefined data types such as float or dateyes
XML support Some 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 Support of (almost full) SQL standard (DML, DDL and DCL statements)yes Query statements complying to ANSI 2011
APIs and other access methodsgRPC (using protocol buffers) API
JDBC At present, JDBC supports read-only queries. No support for DDL or DML statements.
Supported programming languagesGo
JavaScript (Node.js)
Server-side scripts Stored proceduresno
Partitioning methods Methods for storing different data on different nodesSharding
Replication methods Methods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesMaster-Master replication with 3 replicas for regional instances.
MapReduce Offers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsyes using Google Cloud Dataflow
Consistency concepts Methods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemImmediate Consistency
Foreign keys Referential integrityyes by using interleaved tables, this features focuses more on performance improvements than on referential integrity
Transaction concepts Support to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of dataACID Strict serializable isolation
Concurrency Support for concurrent manipulation of datayes
Durability Support for making data persistentyes
In-memory capabilities Is there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.no
User concepts Access controlAccess rights for users, groups and roles based on Google Cloud Identity and Access Management (IAM)

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