Google Cloud Datastore Reviews

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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 13, 2020

A great NoSQL solution for companies in GCP

Score 10 out of 10
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Google Cloud Datastore is being used by some departments in our company for testing and proof of concept purpose. We were looking for a product in Google Cloud to be used as our NoSQL database. Google Cloud Datastore came into our sight with its high availability and serverless nature which makes it a perfect candidate for our needs.
  • It is hosted in GCP, our primary cloud provider.
  • It integrates with all the services we use in GCP.
  • It is hosted on GCP, which makes it harder if your company have multi-cloud strategy.
  • When you want to migrate to other cloud providers, there can be a caveat.
If you want a serverless NoSQL database, no matter it is for personal use, or for company use, Google Cloud Datastore should be on top of your list, especially if you are using Google Cloud as your primary cloud platform. It integrates with all services in the Google Cloud platform.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

Great database for today's cloud always on apps

Score 8 out of 10
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At our organization, Google Cloud Datastore stack is used everywhere and Google Cloud Datastore is used for our non-relational database where we use it for integration with google cloud functions and store json data. It offers most of the benefits that a traditional non-relational database like mongodb offers but it offers better flexibility and integration when used with Google cloud functions and nodejs, it seems more natural and straightforward as a developer as it has good drivers for nodejs and javascript. Also, it supports ACID transactions which in our case is important for our business operations.
  • ACID operations
  • Google's support is not the best; most of the time, you would be scrambling to talk to someone but would end up with long email chains with support.
  • Better querying features are needed.
Where it's well suited
- You need a database that is almost 0 configuration and works out of the box.
- You need something that helps you build a POC.
- You need something cheap and scalable for your MVP.
- You need easy access to monitor your database performance and other stats.

Where it's not suited
- You have a multi-environment setup and need to have multiple database instances.
- It gets pricey as your app starts scaling, and your database size grows.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 07, 2019

Google Cloud Datastore

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We're using Google Cloud Datastore as part of an application deployed to Google AppEngine, which is all running entirely in the Google Cloud Platform. Since our application is using Google AppEngine, we wanted to use a datastore which was simple to set up and didn't require managing servers or deployments/configurations for. Because Google Cloud Datastore is part of the Google Cloud Platform, it really simplified billing and management.
  • Automatically handles shards and replication.
  • Schema-less & NoSQL.
  • Fully managed.
  • Part of the Google Cloud Platform walled garden.
  • Pay for read/writes to the datastore, in addition to storage.
  • Not many libraries exist.
Using Google Cloud Datastore in conjunction with Google AppEngine was a very seamless integration and much easier than using other datastores since so much of the configuration is abstracted for you. Because of this, creating simple applications is very easy and getting Google Cloud Datastore to power the backend ties everything together. If we were using Google Compute Engine, I'd imagine the same seamless experience would be there as well.
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About Google Cloud Datastore

Google Cloud Datastore is a NoSQL "schemaless" database as a service, supporting diverse data types. The database is managed; Google manages sharding and replication and prices according to storage and activity.

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