Google Cloud
Understanding Cloud Spanner
Google Cloud

Understanding Cloud Spanner

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level
Some related experience required
14 hours to complete
3 weeks at 4 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Build scalable, managed, relational databases by using Cloud Spanner.

  • Create and manage Cloud Spanner databases by using the CLI, Terraform, Python API, and the Google Cloud console.

  • Program and run queries and transactions by using the Cloud Spanner API.

  • Integrate Cloud Spanner with applications.

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Assessments

6 quizzes

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 7 modules in this course

A brief introduction to the course structure, and it's contents.

What's included

1 reading

This module discusses the core concepts and aspects of Cloud Spanner. You learn about the history of Cloud Spanner, understand how Cloud Spanner relates to the CAP theorem, and explain a variety of Cloud Spanner use cases.

What's included

3 readings1 quiz

This module discusses the options for architecting Spanner instances based on location, capacity, availability, and cost. You will learn how to create Spanner instances by using the Google Cloud console, Google Cloud CLI, Terraform, and Cloud Spanner databases by using SQL.

What's included

1 video3 readings1 quiz2 app items

This module discusses the options for optimizing database schemas to perform optimally in Spanner. You learn how to choose the appropriate primary key for your data. You learn how to manage relationships with primary and foreign keys and with interleaved tables.

What's included

3 readings1 quiz2 app items

This module introduces the methods for authenticating users and applications that connect to Spanner databases. You will learn how to create applications that connect to Cloud Spanner by using Google Cloud client libraries and Python. You optimize queries by using indexes, strong reads, and stale reads. You also learn how to manage transactions in Cloud Spanner.

What's included

4 readings1 quiz2 app items

This module introduces the steps for deploying Cloud Spanner applications to Google Cloud serverless runtimes. You also learn how to migrate data to and from Cloud Spanner by using Dataflow jobs and Apache Beam.

What's included

2 readings1 quiz2 app items

This module introduces administering Cloud Spanner instances. You learn how to backup, restore, import, and export data. You learn how to modify database schemas with no downtime. You also learn how to monitor your Cloud Spanner databases and applications.

What's included

4 readings1 quiz2 app items

Instructor

Google Cloud Training
Google Cloud
1,477 Courses2,610,599 learners

Offered by

Google Cloud

Recommended if you're interested in Cloud Computing

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

New to Cloud Computing? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions