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Hendrik De Schinkel
Real User
Cloud Data Engineer at Programmads
Aug 05 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are that it's easy to use, simple, and user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

Better integration with other tools could improve this solution. For example, data analytics is very important, so that's why I go to BigQuery. They should make things more user-friendly, not… more»

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

It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL. There aren't any additional costs that I'm aware of.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have previously worked with Microsoft and Amazon AWS. I switched because I just like Google. I think it's a great platform. The two main competitors are Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Out of… more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for this solution because it gets the job done and it's cheap. You're up and running fast. That's what you want. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. Not a perfect ten because nothing is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I used Microsoft and Amazon and I also looked at Oracle, which is also an extraordinary company. When it comes to databases Oracle is very good. The problem with Oracle is that they're a bit of a… more»
Real User
Senior Operations Manager at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
Dec 13 2018

What is most valuable?

It's all built into the web browser, so any operating system will work. It's easy to manage. They help me take care of the replication data backups and software upgrades, updates and so on. They take… more»

What needs improvement?

In my opinion the most vulnerable problem with Google SQL is each SQL node is provided with a public IP address. They provide you the option or ability to customize your access control list, but at… more»

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

The pricing is very much an important factor as to why we use this solution.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

When we were using the Rackspace, we only used Rackspace virtual machines, for our virtual machine requirements, as well as our own SQL requirements. So, we had virtual machines, hosting SQL… more»

What other advice do I have?

I need to make sure that my data is stored securely, transported securely and accessed securely. And the second thing is the number of options I have. Google Cloud SQL gives us more options. My… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

When considering other options, we considered AWS, Google Cloud, Ocean and Rackspace UK.

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What is Google Cloud SQL?

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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