Introduction to Google Cloud Spanner

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Google Cloud Spanner combines the power and flexibility of an SQL database, with the speed and scalability of a noSQL database. If you need both high availability and transactional consistency at a global scale, then this is the lesson for you!

Learning Objectives

  • Create a new Cloud Spanner instance
  • Create Cloud Spanner databases
  • Add, edit, and delete records
  • Install the Spanner emulator

Intended Audience

  • Database administrators
  • Cloud Architects
  • GCP Developers
  • Anyone preparing for a Google Cloud certification


  • Some experience working with databases
  • Basic understanding of SQL syntax
  • Access to a GCP account
About the Author
Daniel Mease, opens in a new tab
Google Cloud Content Creator
Learning paths

Daniel began his career as a Software Engineer, focusing mostly on web and mobile development. After twenty years of dealing with insufficient training and fragmented documentation, he decided to use his extensive experience to help the next generation of engineers.

Daniel has spent his most recent years designing and running technical classes for both Amazon and Microsoft. Today at Cloud Academy, he is working on building out an extensive Google Cloud training library.

When he isn’t working or tinkering in his home lab, Daniel enjoys BBQing, target shooting, and watching classic movies.

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