Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Google's Spanner - Database that knows what time it is (

vu1986 writes: "Google has made public the details of its Spanner database technology, which allows a database to store data across multiple data centers, millions of machines and trillions of rows. But it’s not just larger than the average database, Spanner also allows applications that use the database to dictate where specific data is stored so as to reduce latency when retrieving it.

Making this whole concept work is what Google calls its True Time API, which combines an atomic clock and a GPS clock to timestamp data so it can then be synched across as many data centers and machines as needed."

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Google's Spanner - Database that knows what time it is

Comments Filter:

After the last of 16 mounting screws has been removed from an access cover, it will be discovered that the wrong access cover has been removed.