Release Notes

This page documents production updates to Cloud Spanner. You can periodically check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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November 13, 2018

The GCP Console now displays query statistics, as measured by CPU usage, for Cloud Spanner queries over recent one-minute, 10-minute, one-hour, and one-day time periods. You can also run SQL queries over the SPANNER_SYS tables to retrieve recent query statistics.

October 29, 2018

Cloud Spanner multi-region instance configurations can now be created in the European Union (eur3).

October 26, 2018

The gcloud command-line tool includes beta support for inserting, updating, and deleting table rows using Partitioned DML.

October 22, 2018

Cloud Spanner multi-region instance configurations can now be created in a second multi-region instance configuration in North America (nam6).

October 10, 2018

Cloud Spanner now supports Data Manipulation Language (DML) statements, including Partitioned DML.

August 17, 2018

You can now use the REST API or the gcloud command-line tool to export and import Cloud Spanner databases.

July 12, 2018

Cloud Spanner now supports exporting and importing databases using the GCP Console.

July 10, 2018

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Los Angeles (us-west2).

June 11, 2018

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Finland (europe-north1).

June 6, 2018

Published new and updated documentation for designing and updating schemas:

May 10, 2018

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Singapore (asia-southeast1).

April 26, 2018

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Oregon (us-west1).

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in South Carolina (us-east1).

April 24, 2018

The gcloud command-line tool includes beta support for inserting, updating, and deleting rows in a table.

March 28, 2018

Cloud Spanner now supports the commit timestamp column option that you can use to automatically write the commit timestamp of a transaction into a column.

March 15, 2018

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in the Netherlands (europe-west4).

March 2, 2018

Cloud Spanner now supports reading and querying data in parallel with multiple workers using the client libraries for Node.js and Ruby.

February 27, 2018

Cloud Spanner now supports reading and querying data in parallel with multiple workers using the client libraries for C#, Go, Java, and PHP.

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Montréal (northamerica-northeast1).

February 20, 2018

Cloud Spanner now supports both Admin Activity and Data Access audit logs as a part of Stackdriver Logging.

January 31, 2018

Announced general availability of IAM custom roles for Cloud Spanner.

January 18, 2018

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Northern Virginia (us-east4) and Mumbai (asia-south1).

November 14, 2017

Cloud Spanner multi-region instance configurations are now available. Multi-region instances can now be created in one continent (nam3) or three continents (nam-eur-asia1).

June 15, 2017

Cloud Spanner regional instances can now be created in Tokyo (asia-northeast1).

May 16, 2017

Announced general availability of the Cloud Spanner API.

February 14, 2017

Initial Beta release of Cloud Spanner API.

The version of the gcloud command-line tool that supports Cloud Spanner is being rolled out. It is expected to be completely available by February 16, 2017.

The Cloud Spanner UI in the Google Cloud Platform Console is being rolled out and will be available shortly.

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