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6. Cloud Spanner Explained
Navin Sabharwal1 and Shakuntala Gupta Edward2
New Delhi, India
Now that you are familiar with Spanner, it’s time to look more closely at its underlying concepts and features. As with any database, it is beneficial to do a deep dive before starting to work with it. This chapter explores the concepts that are important when working with Spanner, starting with instances. The chapter covers pointers for databases, tables, and keys. Along the way, it also covers the way operations are handled in Spanner.
This chapter covers: