Compare Amazon RDS vs. Google Cloud SQL

Amazon RDS is ranked 4th in Database as a Service with 2 reviews while Google Cloud SQL is ranked 3rd 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 "No maintenance, administration including monitoring and backup included, but the technical support needs improvement". 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, Google Cloud SQL and Oracle Database as a Service, whereas Google Cloud SQL is most compared with Google Cloud Spanner, SQL Azure and Amazon RDS.
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Pros
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.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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It would be helpful if they made it easier to migrate from an existing on-premises solution to the cloud-based service.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.

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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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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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