Google Cloud Spanner

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3.9 out of 5 stars

Cloud Spanner is a fully managed relational database service designed to offer both strong consistency and horizontal scalability for mission-critical online transaction processing (OLTP) applications.

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Google Cloud Spanner review by Guillermo Y.
Guillermo Y.
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"Database in the cloud."

What do you like best?

google cloud spanner allows us to have database managers in the cloud, with the high availability that this google platform provides us, in addition we can implement relational and non-relational database aimed at big data technologies.

What do you dislike?

what I dislike are the costs of the platform and that it does not allow to register without a credit card, it is good that enthusiasts and students have access to test the platform.

Recommendations to others considering the product

What I recommend to other users is to make a price balance depending on the magnitude of the project.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

it has allowed me to implement several data base engines as well as oracle and postgresql for small systems having a high availability of a reliable data center without service stops.

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Google Cloud Spanner review by Consultant
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"Great product, would be awesome to not need to manage instances"

What do you like best?

I love that Cloud Spanner gives usrers a globally consistent relational DB. Spanner is awesome when used correctly

What do you dislike?

The steep cost of a 3 node cluster makes it a hard sell at many clients, especially when those clients only have a small (< 10 GB) but critical data set. I would love to see pricing model like Datastore's for Spanner.

Also, several people have deleted our development instances because of the position of the 'Delete' button in the cloud console.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Supply chain/warehouse management. This data is mission-critical, highly relational, and must be externally consistent, which Spanner easily gives us.

What Relational Databases solution do you use?

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Google Cloud Spanner review by Consultant
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"Limited documentation and constantly in the BigQuery shadow"

What do you like best?

I like the global availability and the fact that it's easy to use SQL sytnax

What do you dislike?

lack of detailed use cases in the documentation. Overshadowed by BigQuery.

Recommendations to others considering the product

understand the specific use cases and whether it's worth using vs. a more documented solution such as BigQuery

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

global availability

Google Cloud Spanner review by Consultant
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"Pros of google spanner"

What do you like best?

Horizontal scalability with ACID transactions.

What do you dislike?

Complexity of API libraries, and REST api response overhead

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Realtime transaction processing with variable scaling needs

Google Cloud Spanner review by Consultant in Marketing and Advertising
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"strong consistency"

What do you like best?

Multi regional database with awesome capabilities.

What do you dislike?

It does not support "Views"which is sort of unfortunate.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Running queries on SQL

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