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"The most valuable feature is that it is a fully managed database, where they handle most of the administrative tasks and leaves the users more time to concentrate on business.""It makes it easy to administer the database. It helps to scale your database by providing Read Replicas, which reduce transaction time. It is highly available and durable which helps in disaster recovery and management.""The provisioning is much faster. You don't have to prepare hardware or install software. You just need to create an instance and you have a database."

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"Ease of management and the ability to oversee the statistics of your SQL.""Its most valuable feature is that it's scalable. I can start off with a base of a lot of data and move as much as I want and it's the same as if asked to do a lot of infrastructure changes.""The most valuable features are that it's easy to use, simple, and user-friendly.""The setup was straightforward. Just a couple of clicks, and we were done.""My suggestion to anyone thinking about this solution is to jump into it head-first!"

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Cons
"It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service.""The Amazon RDS engine could provide features for additional databases, such as Db2. It could also provide support for other databases, such as NoSQL databases, DynamoDB, and Apache Cassandra. They could all stay under one hood.""A lot of the features are disabled by default. The solution should enable more features. I understand this could cause challenges to management for many clients using RDS, however."

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"Google's technical support is good, but they tend to never reopen a case and to send us snippets from the publicly available documentation. It's not as helpful as you would expect, not just for Google Cloud SQL but for all of Google Cloud products.""Google Cloud SQL still needs better connectivity to outside, existing data sources.""I would like to see better integration with all the different tools on the platform.""The most vulnerable problem with Google SQL is that while you can customize your access control list, it provides you with a public IP address."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The cost of using this solution is similar to that of having your own data center.""By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost."

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"It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL.""The pricing is very much an important factor as to why we use this solution."

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Top Answer: Cobalt Iron and Veeam both work with these services.
Top Answer: It makes it easy to administer the database. It helps to scale your database by providing Read Replicas, which reduce transaction time. It is highly available and durable which helps in disaster… more »
Top Answer: By using a combination of Reserve Instances and On-Demand pricing, you can reduce the cost.
Top Answer: Ease of management and the ability to oversee the statistics of your SQL.
Top Answer: The advice I would give before starting up is to have a small interactive introductory session with some domain experts because even though it looks quite similar to MySQL and all the other SQL… more »
Top Answer: In my humble opinion, nothing can be improved. It's a good solution as it is. What could be refined however is the ability to have more than just one secondary/replication site. At the moment you can… more »
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Overview

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizeable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks.

Google Cloud SQL is a fully-managed database service that makes it easy to set up, maintain, manage, and administer your relational PostgreSQL and MySQL databases in the cloud. Google Cloud SQL offers high performance, scalability, and convenience. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform, Cloud SQL provides a database infrastructure for applications running anywhere.
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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon RDS vs. Google Cloud SQL and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
438,944 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Amazon RDS is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 3 reviews while Google Cloud SQL is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 4 reviews. Amazon RDS is rated 7.6, while Google Cloud SQL is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Amazon RDS writes "Helps to scale your database by providing Read Replicas, reducing transaction time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google Cloud SQL writes "Scalable and cost effective solution for data analysis". Amazon RDS is most compared with SQL Azure, Oracle Database as a Service, Google Cloud Spanner, MongoDB Atlas and EDB Managed DBaaS Service, whereas Google Cloud SQL is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner, Oracle Database as a Service and MongoDB Atlas. See our Amazon RDS vs. Google Cloud SQL report.

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