Google Cloud SQL Review from a daily user
October 02, 2017

Google Cloud SQL Review from a daily user

Kristian Hareland | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud SQL

We have been using it mainly whenever we need structured data.

Use case:
- Historical pricing of products (Archive)
  • 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.
  • It could be cheaper. Definitely cheaper.
  • It could provide more information about failovers.
  • It could allow you to customize more.
  • 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.
I don't know to be honest, but I think ease of use is their #1 feature.
When you need relational storage.
Not when you need warehousing.

Google Cloud SQL Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
Database scalability
Automated backups
Database security provisions
Monitoring and metrics
Automatic host deployment

Using Google Cloud SQL

3 - Developers in general
1 - We have a dedicated google products engineer
  • Ease of use data storage (ie, demos)
  • Relational data
  • Data that needs easy backup
  • For queue services that do not require high load.
  • Demos
  • Simple access systems
  • Secret
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Evaluating Google Cloud SQL and Competitors

Yes - It replaced a normal instance of a MySQL service on the servers and added a really good performance. It replaced regular instances of VPS with mysql and Apache.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Vendor Reputation
I would have used a failover from the start.