Google Spanner Largest Single Database on Earth. Google began in January 1996 as a research project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin when they were both PhD students at Stanford University in Stanford, California. While conventional search engines ranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, the two theorized about a better system that analyzed the relationships between websites. They called this new technology PageRank; it determined a website’s relevance by the number of pages, and the importance of those pages, that linked back to the original site. The giants in internet searching- Google bags the number 4th spot in top 10 largest databases (That was a number of years ago though this data was compiled). Although the exact size of Google’s database is unknown, it’s said that Google accounts every single search that makes each day into its database which is around 91 million searches per day. Google stores every search and makes patterns from previous searches so that the user can be easily directed. Google also collects information of their users and stores them as entries in their database which is said to expand over 33 trillion entries. On top of that Google has simply expanded their database with Gmail and Google ads and with their acquisitions like YouTube.
Google Products and Services
What we do for businesses. We provide a variety of tools to help businesses of all kinds succeed on and off the web. These programs form the backbone of our own business; they’ve also enabled entrepreneurs and publishers around the world to grow theirs. Our advertising programs, which range from simple text ads to rich media ads, help businesses find customers, and help publishers make money off of their content. We also provide cloud computing tools for businesses that save money and help organizations be more productive. What we do for the web. We build products that we hope will make the web better—and therefore your experience on the web better. With products like Chrome and Android, we want to make it simpler and faster for people to do what they want to online. We’re also committed to the open web, so we’re involved in various projects to make it easier for developers to contribute to the online ecosystem and move the web forward. And we work hard to create a web that’s better for the environment, by using resources efficiently and supporting renewable power. The web has evolved enormously since Google first appeared on the scene, but one thing that hasn’t changed is our belief in the endless possibilities of the Internet itself.
Google’s Web Operation and Spanner
Google’s web operation is significantly more complex than most, and it’s forced to build custom software that’s well beyond the scope of most online outfits. But as the web grows, its creations so often trickle down to the rest of the world. Spanner is the first worldwide database worthy of the name — a database designed to seamlessly operate across hundreds of data centers and millions of machines and trillions of rows of information. Spanner is a creation so large, some have trouble wrapping their heads around it. But the end result is easily explained: With Spanner, Google can offer a web service to a worldwide audience, but still ensure that something happening on the service in one part of the world doesn’t contradict what’s happening in another. Google’s new-age database is already part of the company’s online ad system — the system that makes its millions — and it could signal where the rest of the web is going.