News: New customers will get $300 credit to test Cloud SQL database.
Google’s Cloud SQL has been given a major upgrade, heading into the second generation of its service for managed MySQL database.
The focus for the upgrade from the company has been ease of use and higher performance, with 7.5 times more throughput and up to 20 times more capacity for customers.
Google launched the first generation back in October 2011 and said on the company blog that the second generation, which is now available in Beta, will take advantage of improvements in Compute Engine and Persistent Disk.
Brett Hesterberg, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform, wrote: "It scales to 10TB of data, 15,000 IOPS and 104GB of RAM per instance — well beyond the first generation."
Additional advancements see Cloud SQL capable of being managed through the company’s Cloud Console, a browser-based administration console, command line, or a RESTful API. The idea behind this is that users can save money by only running their database when needed.
As ever, Google is adding a big selling point with pricing, Hesterberg, wrote: "To get the best Cloud SQL price, just run your database 24×7 for the month. That’s it. If you use a database infrequently, you’ll be charged by the minute at the standard price."
Google will then help you find the savings and to sweeten the deal, everyone will get a 100% sustained use discount during Beta.
In a further move to butter up potential users, new customers that sign up for Google Cloud Platform, can do so now and get $300 credit to test Cloud SQL.