Spanner: Google's Globally Distributed Database

When: Fri, February 14, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 2014
Where: SR2, Education Resource Centre, NUS, Singapore
Admission: Free
Info: NUS Hackers

his Valentine’s evening, we have a exciting talk by Hongyi Li about his past work on Google Spanner & Image Search. Spanner is Google’s scalable, multi-version, globally-distributed, and synchronously-replicated database. It is the first system to distribute data at global scale and support externally-consistent distributed transactions. This talk describes how Spanner works, how it’s deployed, and what it’s main advantages are.

Hongyi Li worked as a product manager at Google from 2011 to 2013. During that time he worked on Spanner with the infrastructure team and the UI redesign of Image Search. He’s currently back in Singapore working at IDA on a new team trying to make the government more data driven.