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Cloud Spanner: Qwik Start

Cloud Spanner: Qwik Start

Difficulty Level
Lab Duration
30 Min
About Lab


Cloud Spanner is a fully managed, mission-critical, relational database service that offers transactional consistency at a global scale, schemas, SQL (ANSI 2011 with extensions), and automatic, synchronous replication for high availability.

Cloud Spanner offers:

  • Strong consistency, including strongly consistent secondary indexes.
  • SQL support, with ALTER statements for schema changes.
  • Managed instances with high availability through transparent, synchronous, built-in data replication.

Cloud Spanner offers regional and multi-region instance configurations.

What you will learn?

This hands-on lab shows you how to create a Cloud Spanner instance, database, and table; add a schema, write and modify data, and run a query.


  • You should be familiar with how to start and end labs on the QwikSkills platform. Along with that, you should know how to log in to the GCP Console. 
  • Familiar with GCP Console UI. Opening services through the menu.
  • If this is your first lab then you can learn the above prerequisites from this lab.

Steps to follow