Google has just announced a new (lab) product: Google Cloud SQL which is Google’s Database-as-a-Service version of Amazon RDS—based on initial information, Google Cloud SQL could be characterized as a very basic/intro version of Amazon RDS.
Main features listed in the announcement:
- Managed environment
- High reliability and availability - your data is replicated synchronously to multiple data centers. Machine, rack and data center failures are handled automatically to minimize end-user impact. It also support asynchronous replication
- Familiar MySQL database environment with JDBC support (for Java-based App Engine applications) and DB-API support (for Python-based App Engine applications). It even support data import and export using
- Simple and powerful integration with Google App Engine.
- Command line tool
- SQL prompt in the Google APIs Console
The service is free for now and Google promises a 30 days notice without giving any hints on the pricing model though.
Original title and link: Google Launches Google Cloud SQL a Relational Database as a Service ( ©myNoSQL)