Compare Amazon RDS vs. Google Cloud Spanner

Amazon RDS is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 1 review while Google Cloud Spanner is ranked 6th in Database as a Service. Amazon RDS is rated 8.0, while Google Cloud Spanner is rated 0. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "Good overall features, a good community version, and an easy initial setup". On the other hand, Amazon RDS is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL and Oracle Database as a Service, whereas Google Cloud Spanner is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Amazon RDS and Oracle Database as a Service.
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Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizeable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks.

Cloud Spanner is the first and only relational database service that is both strongly consistent and horizontally scalable. With Cloud Spanner you enjoy all the traditional benefits of a relational database: ACID transactions, relational schemas (and schema changes without downtime), SQL queries, high performance, and high availability. But unlike any other relational database service, Cloud Spanner scales horizontally, to hundreds or thousands of servers, so it can handle the highest of transactional workloads. With automatic scaling, synchronous data replication, and node redundancy, Cloud Spanner delivers up to 99.999% (five 9s) of availability for your mission critical applications. In fact, Google’s internal Spanner service has been handling millions of queries per second from many Google services for years.

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