Google has partnered with Simba Technologies Inc, a Magnitude Software Company to provide JDBC drivers that leverage the power of Cloud Spanner's Query syntax.
The intent of these drivers is to help users connect the power of Cloud Spanner with existing tooling and infrastructure that does not have native integration.
Current JDBC driver releases
Known issues and FAQ
Can I use these drivers to issue Data Manipulation Language (DML) and Data Definition Language (DDL) statements?
Yes, the drivers support DML and DDL statements.
How do the drivers deal with Cloud Spanner parent-child or interleaved table relationships?
Interleaved table relationships are mapped to foreign key relationships in JDBC.
In Cloud Spanner, a record in the child table interleaved with a parent has
its primary key dependent on the associated parent table record's primary key.
Cloud Spanner defines the child table's parent primary key portion of its
primary key as the foreign key, referencing the parent table's primary key. Thus
the interleaved table relationships can be navigated using the foreign key
metadata calls in
DatabaseMetaData. For more information about
Cloud Spanner's data model, see Schema and data model.
Are all Cloud Spanner data types supported by the driver?
The Cloud Spanner
STRUCT data type is mapped to a SQL
VARCHAR data type,
accessible through the driver as
String types. All other types have
Are indexes supported by the driver?
Indexes are supported in
SELECT queries. The SQL syntax is described in
Query syntax. At present, there is no way to create or modify indexes with
the driver. Information about particular indexes can be accessed through
Do the drivers support parameterized queries?
Yes, the drivers support positional parameterization.
Are there other limitations to consider when using the driver?
The driver's capabilities have limits defined by the underlying system. For information about Cloud Spanner limits, see Limits.
How do I get support for these drivers?
Consult our support page for support options.