Google Makes Some Improvements To Cloud SQL, Launches Trial OfferBy: Chris Crum - November 9, 2012
Google announced some updates to Google Cloud SQL, which will enable users to work with bigger and faster MySQL databases.
Google has increased the amount of available storage to 100GB, which is ten times more than before. They’ve also increased the maximum size of instances to 16GB RAM, which is four times more data users can cache. Additionally, on the speed front, they’ve added functionality for optional asynchronous replication, giving users “the write performance of a non-replicated database, “but the availability of a replicated one,” as Google puts it.
“You want your applications to be fast, even with millions of users,” says product manager Joe Faith. “Anytime your user tries to retrieve information from the app or update settings, it should happen instantly. For the best performance, you need faster, larger databases – especially if you have a growing user base to serve.”
“Google App Engine is designed to scale,” he adds. “And now Google Cloud SQL—a MySQL database that lives in Google’s cloud—has new features to meet the demand for faster access to more data.”
Users can also now choose to store data and run their Cloud SQL database instance in either Google’s US or EU data centers. There is also new integration with Google Apps Script. You can publish and share data with Google Sheets, add data to Google Sites page or create Google Forms without the hosting or server configuration concerns.
Finally, Google announced that there is a new six-month free trial offer for Cloud SQL, effective until June 1, 2013.