Cloud Spanner reliability guide

Cloud Spanner is a distributed SQL database management and storage service, with features such as global transactions and highly available horizontal scaling and transactional consistency.

Best practices

  • Cloud Spanner backup and restore - key features of Cloud Spanner Backup and Restore, comparison of Backup and Restore with Import and Export, implementation details, and how to control access to Spanner resources.
  • Cloud Spanner best practices - guidance on bulk loading, using Data Manipulation Language (DML), designing schema to avoid hotspots, and SQL best practices.