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"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!""The most valuable features are that it's easy to use, simple, and user-friendly.""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.""Ease of management and the ability to oversee the statistics of your SQL."

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"Scalability is very easy. If you want to, you can make it onto two or three servers, racks, or whatever you want. It's easy.""When we want more information on something that we are using, it is easy to find related topics on the internet.""One of the key features is Oracle Database as a Service. We chose to implement it as a service, which provides good performance, for example. Flexibility and other features let us implement database research with the SQL team range of features also.""It is a product brought to you by a company that concentrates only on database solutions, so it is the best at what it does.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are the general database system resilience and security.""The most valuable feature is the integration into other Oracle applications."

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"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.""I would like to see better integration with all the different tools on the platform.""Google Cloud SQL still needs better connectivity to outside, existing data sources.""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."

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"Some of the technical features could be improved. They have a problem with some of the object types. I think this is one of the issues which is needed to be improved.""In the next release, I would like to see a framework for memory management.""The direct scaling is a feature that has room for improvement. I would like to see virtual management machines that can scale storage well with zero downtime. The backup option and patching would then be much easier to do.""The interface can be difficult and there may be so many features that users and even vendors are unaware that they exist.""Documentation is difficult to find. Since we're experienced with Oracle technology, we have also found many errors in it. Not everything is 100% accurate.""The licensing model is complicated and should be simplified."

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

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"The price depends on the solution you choose: standard, enterprise, or high performance. For example, enterprise can start between 0.4 an hour up to 1,800. Additional fees also depends on what package you choose. Your feels will be different if you choose the standard, enterprise, high performance, or extreme package. You will pay in relation to what option you ask for. The price is very good if you compare it to other databases.""The pricing may seem expensive, but the value corresponds to the quality of the product.""The pricing is a little bit expensive."

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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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Also Known As
Oracle DBaaS, Oracle Database Cloud
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.Oracle Database Cloud Service combines the power of Oracle Database, with the unique capabilities of the Oracle Cloud. The service provides a secure, automated data management platform that leverages on demand Oracle Cloud Infrastructure services via a simple web based user interface and RESTful API. Oracle Database Cloud Service provides elastic database services for development, test, and production environments of custom and packaged online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and mixed workload applications. It enables businesses to reap all Oracle Platform as a Service (PaaS) benefits including subscriptionbased, self-service access to reliable, scalable, and elastic cloud environments and accelerates time to value by simplifying the provisioning and administration of Oracle databases.
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BeDataDriven, CodeFutures, Daffodil, GenieConnect, KiSSFLOW, LiveHive, SulAm_rica, ZyncSolution-Soft, DX Marketing, Suredell and Partners, Frontiers,, Demand Analysis Ltd, endlich IT & Projekt Service OHG
Top Industries
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Computer Software Company44%
Media Company15%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud SQL vs. Oracle Database as a Service and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Google Cloud SQL is ranked 2nd in Database as a Service with 4 reviews while Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 6 reviews. Google Cloud SQL is rated 9.0, while Oracle Database as a Service is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Google Cloud SQL writes "Scalable and cost effective solution for data analysis". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Oracle Database as a Service writes "Good, reliable product for providing database as a service and helps manage the traffic on the network". Google Cloud SQL is most compared with SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner, Amazon RDS and MongoDB Atlas, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with SQL Azure, Amazon RDS, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB Atlas. See our Google Cloud SQL vs. Oracle Database as a Service report.

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