Google Cloud SQL Competitors and Alternatives

The top Google Cloud SQL competitors are
  • Google Cloud Spanner
  • Oracle Database as a Service
  • SQL Azure
  • Amazon RDS
Read reviews of Google Cloud SQL competitors and alternatives
Syed Jaffar Hussain
Real User
CTO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 01 2017

What is most valuable?

* Resource elasticity * Rapid provisioning * Automated centralized management of all DBs * Measured services, etc.

How has it helped my organization?

* Technically, apart from the cost reduction, it reduces the administration overheads. * Scale-up and scale-down... more»

What needs improvement?

* Reduce the licensing cost further. * Stronger security

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

Oracle licensing is expensive compared to other competitors, such as AWS and MS Azure.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Most of the DEV/UAT/TEST were on-premises, which moved to the cloud with consolidation.

What other advice do I have?

Any DEV/UAT/TEST environments are really candidates to go for cloud and ensure you fully utilize the flexibility of... more»
Anonymous User
Real User
DBA at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 22 2017

What do you think of Amazon RDS?

What is most valuable?: Easy creation of new databases Maintenance is fully automatic (backups, monitoring, and patches) • How has it helped my organization?: We are using it as shared QA environment. • What needs improvement?: Migration to RDS using the default tools is very complicated. • For how long have I used the solution?: I have used this product for one year. • What do I think about the stability of the solution?: We have not had stability problems. It is much more stable than a standard datacenter. • What do I think about the scalability of the solution?: This had the same scalability issues as Oracle databases on premise. • How is customer service and technical support?: We have never needed technical support. • Which solutions did we use...
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Microsoft
Gaston Nusimovich
Real User
Software Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Aug 02 2017

What is most valuable?

* Memory-optimized tables * Elastic scale * Azure portal management tools

How has it helped my organization?

Some customers' applications require very large tables (large number of records). Here are examples of how this... more»

What needs improvement?

SQL Azure only supports distributed transactions with other instances of SQL Azure. This has been an obstacle for us.

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

Even if you are an experienced SQL Server DBA, there is some learning to do to be able to develop, deploy and manage... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

For some customers' applications, we switched from memory optimized tables with on premise instances to SQL Azure... more»

What other advice do I have?

For any potential customer who is considering migrating an app to SQL Azure, my advice is: * Spend enough time... more»

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