Just as good as AWS, it's time to break from the crowd and look beyond AWS
January 23, 2020

Just as good as AWS, it's time to break from the crowd and look beyond AWS

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud SQL

We came to Google Cloud SQL in need of a cloud database solution to house analytic data we collect from various I.T. systems, most importantly our trouble ticketing tool. The goal was a central repository that was easy to manage for our small organization. Our data storage needs are small compared to many organizations.
  • Easy Setup
  • Easy Configuration
  • Tools we use send people elsewhere (AWS especially)
  • Few integrations
  • Less on site storage used
  • Centralized data storage
Google Cloud SQL is just as good as the other guys. We were already invested in GCP, which made the choice very easy. We did not want to start fresh in AWS or Azure. We used our existing GCP setup and just added Cloud SQL. It's unfortunate that companies continue to send people to AWS when Google's offerings are just as good or better.
GCP support in general requires a support agreement. For small organizations like us, this is not affordable or reasonable. It would help if Google had a support mechanism for smaller organizations. It was a steep learning curve for us because this was our first entry into the cloud database world. Better documentation also would have helped.

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Google Cloud SQL was very easy to setup because our institution is already already invested in the Google Cloud Platform. If we had gone with Amazon or Azure, there would have been extra complexity and cost of getting established. The product is a great fit for organizations already invested in GCP. Google offers everything the others do, however third party vendor support is seriously lacking (aka the vendors refer you to other tools like AWS etc).

Google Cloud SQL Feature Ratings

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