Integrate Google Cloud Spanner to Aftership
Google Spanner is a Google Cloud-based database system that is ACID compliant, horizontally scalable, and global. Spanner is the database that underpins much of Google’s own data collection, and it has been designed to offer the consistency of a relational database along with the freedom of a non-relational one.
Integrate Google Cloud Spanner to Aftership
Why We Like Google Cloud Spanner
To help facilitate high availability, Spanner includes automatic synchronous replication, which allows for your data to always be up-to-date while still being as consistent as it would be with a traditional relational database.
Just like with any relational database, Spanner can handle SQL queries and schemas, and it even supports an array of languages. Spanner also facilitates the dataflow for the likes of Adwords and Gmail, so it’s built to meet your business needs no matter how globally-reaching your company is.
Since Google developed Spanner for its own global use, it has a built in global functionality, which allows spanner to scale to fit your needs. Your data can be stored on five nodes in one region or two hundred thousand nodes scattered around the world. This means your data is available whenever and wherever you need it.
Xplenty and Google Cloud Spanner
Xplenty supports a range of data stores through Google Cloud that integrate well with Spanner, but we also can provide you with the ability to move data from non-Google Cloud-based data stores as well. You may want to move data from a legacy data store to Spanner, because you want to take advantage of its increased consistency and scalability, and Xplenty can help with that. Or maybe you have a number of data sources that all need to be merged and moved into Spanner. Xplenty can handle that, too. We can also pull data down from Spanner, transform it, merge it, and then store it anywhere you like. Our wide variety of data integrations and our simple cloud-based service allows you to take full advantage of the convenience a scalable database like Google Spanner affords. So Spanner’s ability to both protect the integrity of the data and provide horizontal scalability is especially compatible with our product functionality.
Popular Use Cases
Xplenty can extract any data that you need from Aftership. Here are some of our most popular use cases:
Create or receive tracking details for a shipment, including its carrier, destination, tracking number and the checkpoints that it has reached. This data can be used to set up customer alerts or to provide detailed analytics about your shipment history.
Retrieve a list of couriers that are activated on your Aftership account or related to a tracking number for a specific shipment. The returned data will include the name of the courier, their contact information - website, phone number, etc. - and the fields required to track shipments that they are delivering.
Receive information about the last checkpoint that a shipment has reached, including the courier, location, status, and the time that it reached the checkpoint. Then, you can use this data to send status updates to customers containing the most recent information available for their deliveries.
Get a list of which customers receive notifications for a particular tracking number and how they receive them i.e. via email, SMS, etc. Then, use this endpoint to add or remove customers from that list to ensure that customers only receive relevant notifications in their preferred manner.
Why Our Customers Choose Xplenty
We take ownership of your data pipelines. That means that our platform will ensure that your data continues to flow and that your pipelines won’t break - and, if they do break, it’s our problem, not yours. So rest easy knowing that Xplenty has got you covered.
Xplenty offers you full flexibility when it comes to how much control you have over the process of data integration. That means that you choose exactly what data will be delivered, how it’s going to be delivered, and when.
Ease of Use
You don’t have to be tech-savvy to use Xplenty. There’s no code, no engineering and no need to worry about messing up your data delivery.
Data integration used to be the domain of IT, data developers and BI. Xplenty changes all of this, allowing every team within a company - marketing, sales, product, finance, HR, etc. - to use the platform to power their analytics and gain important business insights.