Cloud Spanner is our fully managed relational database that provides the highest levels of consistency and availability at any scale. It‘s trusted by organizations in industries like financial services, retail, and gaming to run their most demanding workloads. We’re excited to announce today that we’re bringing this same scale and reliability to the fast-growing PostgreSQL community with the general availability of the PostgreSQL interface for Cloud Spanner. The PostgreSQL interface is available for no additional cost in all regional and multi-regional Spanner configurations.
The PostgreSQL interface is a new way to access Spanner. It combines the familiarity and portability of PostgreSQL with the unmatched scalability and fully managed experience of Spanner. Devops teams that have scaled their databases with brittle sharding or complex replication can now simplify their architecture with Spanner, using the tools and skills they already have. Because it’s PostgreSQL, you can be sure that the schemas and queries you write in Spanner are easily portable. And because it‘s Spanner, you can trust that it will grow with your business and development team. Try it out today using a new granular Spanner instance, starting at $65 USD/month, or as low as $40 USD/month with a three-year commitment.
Enterprises and digital natives alike are standardizing on PostgreSQL as the common “API” for their operational databases. The fast growing project has a proven track record of performance, reliability, and innovation. Its open-source license and thriving ecosystem make it a preferred choice for a wide variety of applications and development teams. As organizations modernize in the cloud, they’re looking to avoid the onerous lock-in associated with last generation’s databases and to leverage the industry skills and tools they already have. An increasing number of them are standardizing on PostgreSQL.