Cassandra vs Google Cloud Spanner: What are the differences?
Developers describe Cassandra as "A partitioned row store. Rows are organized into tables with a required primary key". Partitioning means that Cassandra can distribute your data across multiple machines in an application-transparent matter. Cassandra will automatically repartition as machines are added and removed from the cluster. Row store means that like relational databases, Cassandra organizes data by rows and columns. The Cassandra Query Language (CQL) is a close relative of SQL. On the other hand, Google Cloud Spanner is detailed as "Fully managed, scalable, relational database service for regional and global application data". It is a globally distributed database service that gives developers a production-ready storage solution. It provides key features such as global transactions, strongly consistent reads, and automatic multi-site replication and failover.
Cassandra and Google Cloud Spanner can be primarily classified as "Databases" tools.
Cassandra is an open source tool with 5.44K GitHub stars and 2.42K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Cassandra's open source repository on GitHub.
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