We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"I found its storage and security to be the most valuable. It was a good experience. It is also very stable and scalable, and its support is perfect."
"Ease of management and the ability to oversee the statistics of your SQL."
"If the solution is installed in your environment correctly, you are not going to have any issues whatsoever. It's problem-free."
"My impression of the scalability of Oracle Database as a Service is very high."
"The most valuable feature is the integration into other Oracle applications."
"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."
"I am yet to explore a lot of features that are present in this solution. However, it would be good if more documentation is available for this solution. This would help us in preparing for the certification exam and understand it better. Currently, we don't have much documentation. We do the labs for 20 or 25 minutes, but we can't capture and download anything."
"Google Cloud SQL still needs better connectivity to outside, existing data sources."
"The initial setup is complex. This is not a really easy solution. It is very large, so it's hard to install, but it's not impossible."
"One of the things that I have noticed is that there are some services that will give you a hard time during implementation if you are looking at the documentation of Oracle. Sometimes the documentation information is quite limited. It's an aspect of the solution they could improve."
"The licensing model is complicated and should be simplified."
"The pricing is a little bit expensive."
Google Cloud SQL is ranked 3rd in Database as a Service with 3 reviews while Oracle Database as a Service is ranked 5th in Database as a Service with 3 reviews. Google Cloud SQL is rated 9.4, while Oracle Database as a Service is rated 9.0. 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 "Scalable with good analysis and diagnosis functionality". Google Cloud SQL is most compared with SQL Azure, Amazon RDS, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB Atlas, whereas Oracle Database as a Service is most compared with Amazon RDS, SQL Azure, Google Cloud Spanner and MongoDB Atlas. See our Google Cloud SQL vs. Oracle Database as a Service report.
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