Google Cloud SQL is Crazy Fast
March 15, 2017

Google Cloud SQL is Crazy Fast

Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud SQL

[We're] using it as the primary database supporting multiple WordPress installations that are running on Google Cloud. It's being used for every site that we currently have on Google Cloud, and are in the process of moving more sites over to this platform. Having everything on Google's infrastructure makes everything easy to manage and Google Cloud SQL is insanely fast.
  • It's insanely fast.
  • Easy integration with Google Cloud hosted services.
  • It's backed by Google's infrastructure, which is always good.
  • Connecting to it for the first time is a little confusing.
  • An interface for interacting with the data would be awesome.
  • No need for a dedicated MySQL VM, which saves money.
  • Has resulted in faster loading websites, which affects the bottom line.
It's dramatically faster than running MySQL on a VM, which is what we did before. Whatever Google has done to optimize Google Cloud SQL compared to standalone MySQL installations has worked.
If you're hosting a site on Google Cloud, it only makes sense to make use of Google Cloud SQL for the database, as opposed to running a separate MySQL service on a VM. It's extremely fast and has resulted in a dramatic improvement in page load time across multiple sites.

Google Cloud SQL Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
Database scalability
Automated backups
Database security provisions
Monitoring and metrics
Automatic host deployment
Not Rated