Google Cloud Spanner Competitors and Alternatives

The top Google Cloud Spanner competitors are
  • Google Cloud SQL
  • Oracle Database as a Service
  • Amazon RDS
  • SQL Azure
Read reviews of Google Cloud Spanner competitors and alternatives
Vladimir Olenin
Real User
Senior Enterprise Architect with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What is most valuable?

* Automated backups * Read replicas * Integration with other GCP services

How has it helped my organization?

Reduced management overhead on the DB side; scripted env-ts (setup and tear down of the infrastructure within GCP).

What needs improvement?

* Accessibility over internal network, rather than by public IP only * MySQL clustering (rather than replication or... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licensing is not applicable; pricing is reasonable. Slightly more expensive than corresponding Google Compute Engine... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Hosted MySQL DB, maintained by DBA; reason for switch: overall move to the cloud of other GCP components.

What other advice do I have?

Most benefit would be for organizations which are moving other services to Google Cloud.
Heli Helskyaho
Real User
CEO at Miracle Finland Oy
Oct 31 2016

What is most valuable?

Easiness, that's number one for me because I use the cloud for testing purposes. When I present about database things because I do a lot of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

What is the best place for an Oracle database if it's not the Oracle Cloud? If I take any of the other clouds that wouldn't be the same. Of... more»

What needs improvement?

I think most of the customers are hoping for having 24/7 kind of support for if anything happens during the night, they will fix it without you... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Usually it's a long process so it starts when you realize that the hardware you have is going to be obsolete and you start your process there.... more»

What other advice do I have?

Rating: I'm a Finn, I never give ten for anything. I would say seven or eight which is very good for me. There's a lot to improve yet but I... more»
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Microsoft
Pradip K. Wani
Real User
Manager of Architecture/Design with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2017

What is most valuable?

* Cloud products reduce the cost of the production of software products * You do not have to buy the product at the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We developed our product with a small team of .NET developers for a client, a law university in Delhi, India. We... more»

What needs improvement?

Microsoft has delivered on its promise by providing a free, developer-student (community) edition of Visual Studio.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Every region of a country has cheaper locations that can provide cost advantages, and data center growth must be... more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We switched due to the advantages I mentioned earlier.

What other advice do I have?

Microsoft Cloud is reliable and dependable.

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