This is a Google Go SDK that provides access to the Google Cloud Spanner API. The API is a scalable, enterprise-grade, globally-distributed, relational database service that is built for the cloud. It allows you to combine the benefits of relational database structure with non-relational horizontal scale. Google Cloud helps developers build with cloud tools and infrastructure, applications, maps and devices.
One of the challenges with testing applications in the cloud is that it’s difficult to replicate the production environment where those applications will ultimately run. No matter how big the cloud is, the data center where those applications are tested usually bears little resemblance to the data center where the applications will actually end up running.
Even to the most casual observer it’s pretty apparent that developers will be accessing ever increasingly larger amounts of data via an API. The challenge is finding the right cloud-based platform capable of facilitating the integration of all that data at acceptable performance levels.