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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.

Oracle Database Cloud Service combines the power of Oracle Database, with the unique capabilities of the Oracle Cloud. The service provides a secure, automated data management platform that leverages on demand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services via a simple web based user interface and RESTful API. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides elastic database services for development, test, and production environments of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and mixed workload applications. It enables businesses to reap all Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) benefits including subscriptionbased, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments and accelerates time to value by simplifying the provisioning and administration of Oracle databases.
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Top Industries
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company6%
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business44%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise31%
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Google Cloud Spanner is ranked 8th in Database as a Service while Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 5th in Database as a Service with 3 reviews. Google Cloud Spanner is rated 0.0, while Oracle Database as a Service is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database as a Service writes "Scalable with good analysis and diagnosis functionality". Google Cloud Spanner is most compared with Google Cloud SQL, Amazon RDS, SQL Azure, Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer and IBM Cloudant, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with Amazon RDS, SQL Azure, Google Cloud SQL and MongoDB Atlas.

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