All the functionality of MySQL with added managed support
Updated December 03, 2020

All the functionality of MySQL with added managed support

Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
We use the MySQL managed database that Cloud SQL offers, and it has all of the functionality of on-prem MySQL, plus it is managed.
Customer service has always been helpful and responsive when asked about Cloud SQL specific issues.

Do you think Google Cloud SQL delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Google Cloud SQL's feature set?

Yes

Did Google Cloud SQL live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Google Cloud SQL go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Google Cloud SQL again?

Yes

Overall, Cloud SQL serves all of the needs we need it to. It can do everything a relational database can do, plus it is completely managed so you don't have to worry about the size of the VM, partitioning, etc.

Google Cloud SQL Feature Ratings

Automatic software patching
8
Database scalability
8
Automated backups
8
Database security provisions
8
Monitoring and metrics
6
Automatic host deployment
7