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Google Cloud Spanner

Google Cloud Spanner is a distributed, relational database management system that combines the benefits of traditional databases with horizontal scaling capabilities. The technology was created by Google and first announced in February 2017. It is globally consistent at scale and provides ACID transactions. Cloud Spanner's ability to maintain strong consistency across rows, regions, and continents without compromising performance makes it suitable for applications requiring high availability and data integrity. As part of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) portfolio of services, the platform offers users a seamless experience by transparently handling sharding and replication while managing backup, restore, updates without service interruption.

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