What is Google Cloud Datastore and how can you use it in cloud computing?
Google Cloud Datastore is one of the most flexible NoSQL databases available for apps. It is a key player in cloud computing, both online and mobile. Datastore supports replication and sharding. The Datastore provides a reliable and durable database that scales to meet the demands of your applications. It also features ACID transactions, SQL like searches, indexes and many other features.
Google Datastore Capabilities
Google Datastore is:
1. Simple and integrated
Datastore’s RESTful interface makes it easy to access any development target. It allows you to create solutions across App Engine and Compute Engine, and relies on Datastore as an integration point.
2. Highly scalable and fast
Datastore allows you to focus entirely on creating applications and not have to worry about provisioning or load anticipation. This also allows for smooth and automatic scaling of data, allowing applications to maintain high performance even as they receive more traffic.
3. Easy-to-use query language
Datastore might be a schemaless database. This is because it takes the worry out of managing changes to your application’s data structure as it grows. It also includes a powerful query engine that allows for data searching across multiple attributes and sorting as required.
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var companies = query.filter(‘name =’, ‘Google’).filter(‘size <', 400); What are the key features of Datastore? Datastore has many features. The top-rated features include: 1. Rich admin dashboard Datastore dashboard allows you to view entity statistics, query your databases, view indexes and back up/restore data. 2. Diverse data types It supports a variety data types. This includes integers, dates and floating-point numbers. It also supports strings and binary data. 3. Multiple access methods Datastore allows you to access data via JSON API, open source clients, or community-maintained ORMs like Objectify, NDB. 4. ACID transactions Datastore is a feature that ensures data integrity by performing multiple operations on your datastore in one transaction. This ensures that all grouped operations are successful or fail. 5. Completely managed Datastore can be fully managed. Google automatically manages the sharding, replication and other functions to ensure a consistent and highly-available database. The next section will show you how to use Datastore with the database. Datastore: How to Get Started This video will show you how to query and store data in Firestore Datastore mode using the Google Cloud Console. Create a database To create a new instance of a database, go to the Datastore section in Google Cloud Console. Firestore: Native Mode, or Datastore Mode You have the option of using Firestore in Native Mode, or in Datastore mode, when creating a new Firestore Database. Choose from one of these database options: Native Mode Firestore Firestore Native mode for mobile and web apps. Firestore in Datastore Mode Firestore in Datastore Mode is a good option for new server projects. Firestore Mode can be used to access the Firestore storage layer and maintain Datastore model system behavior. Storing data First, go to the Datastore Entities section in the Google Cloud Console. Secondly, click Create entity. Next, you will need to choose a location if you see this page. Image Source: Google CloudThe location is applied to both Datastore mode databases as well as App Engine apps for your Google Cloud project. Click Next to save a location. Next, use [default] as Namespace in the Create an Ent