TechCrunch: Google launches Cloud Spanner, its new globally distributed relational database service

TechCrunch: Google launches Cloud Spanner, its new globally distributed relational database service. “Google today announced the beta launch of Cloud Spanner, a new globally distributed database service for mission-critical applications. Cloud Spanner joins Google’s other cloud-based database services, like Bigtable, Cloud SQL and the Cloud Datastore, but with the crucial difference of offering developers the best of both traditional relational databases and NoSQL databases — that is, transactional consistency with easy scalability.”

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