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Amazon SimpleDB

1 Ratings
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Score 9 out of 101

Google Cloud SQL

19 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon SimpleDB

Well suited for: Games, Chat rooms, real time software like corporate events, marathons and so. Anytime and anywhere you could use a NoSQL DB you should think of SimpleDB.
As an arduous AWS user, Amazon SimpleDB easily integrates with EC2 and other AWS module; and if you are not an AWS user, you also have a fantastic tool that will solve the problem for which you are focused.
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Google Cloud SQL

When you need relational storage.Not when you need warehousing.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Database-as-a-Service

Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
8.1
Automatic software patching
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
9.3
Database scalability
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
7.8
Automated backups
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
10.0
Database security provisions
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
8.5
Monitoring and metrics
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
7.8
Automatic host deployment
Amazon SimpleDB
Google Cloud SQL
5.0

Pros

  • Flexibility
  • Easy to learn and use
  • AWS integration
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  • Super easy to set up: new instance -> Authorization -> play
  • Automatic backup every night! (Keeps past 7 days as copy as well)
  • Automatic failover, in case your main SQL instance fails, they automatically switch you over.
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Cons

  • Non AWS environments
  • Strict storage limit (but well we have DynamoDB for storage issues)
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  • It could be cheaper. Definitely cheaper.
  • It could provide more information about failovers.
  • It could allow you to customize more.
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Alternatives Considered

It integrates beautifully with AWS. In some projects we use SimpleDB while we use DynamoDB for others, according to the characteristics of the project. If the infrastructure is AWS, we always think of one of them.
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I don't know to be honest, but I think ease of use is their #1 feature.
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Return on Investment

  • Reduced database administration time
  • Reduced data model analysis time
  • Lower cost of resources in projects in general
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  • Saved about 60% from moving to custom SQL instances
  • 99% faster deployment = lower cost for deployment in man-hours
  • It is hard to add access while doing development on the go.
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Pricing Details

Amazon SimpleDB

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Google Cloud SQL

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details