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Google Cloud Spanner update includes SLA that promises less than five minutes of downtime per year

Google Cloud Spanner update includes SLA that promises less than five minutes of downtime per year
From TechCrunch - November 14, 2017

Cloud Spanner, Googles globally distributed cloud database got an update today that includes multi-region support, meaning the database can be replicated across regions for lower latency and better performance. It also got an updated Service Level Agreement (SLA) that should please customers.

The latter states Cloud Spanner databases will have 99.999% (five nines) availability, a level of downtime that translates into less than five minutes per year, according to Cloud Spanner product manager, Deepti Srivastava.

We have engineered the system to be highly available and efficient and we expect service to be able to provide that, she said. Its worth noting that before Google packaged Cloud Spanner as a service, it used it in-house to run products like AdWords. From Googles perspective, if AdWords goes down, its not making money, so it was engineered to stay running. Today, many of its popular services are running on Cloud Spanner.

Its been battle tested with mission-critical application that Google runs, Srivastava explained.

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