Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud SQL
We migrated from using on-prem SQL databases to Google's managed MySQL database, CloudSQL, a few years back. It supports all of our relational database needs. Along with other Google-managed data structures, Cloud SQL plays an integral role for our software team and our R&D teams, as it is used as the primary storage for company-wide analysis.
- It is fully managed, so it gives the user a hands-off approach to relational storage.
- It has well-built APIs, so it is easy to access in a multitude of ways.
- It is reasonably easy to use with the Google Cloud Console, so users can access it using a user interface.
- There is some functionality you cannot do from the console, including, granting and restricting user privileges, among other database management capabilities.
- It is not trivial to connect to spun up VMS. Currently, we use the Cloud SQL proxy to do so.
- Allowed for the storage of Terabytes of data without a lot of developer time, freeing up man hours.
Customer service has always been helpful and responsive when asked about Cloud SQL specific issues.
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