Google Launches the 2nd Generation Cloud SQL Service

This fully managed Cloud SQL offering is an advanced step in a Google cloud computing services, which will use vanilla MySQL, it will enable the clients to concentrate on building application without focusing on updates, backups and configuration.  Google announced the 2nd generation of its fully managed MySQL database. This is another milestone in the cloud computing services provided by the Google to its clients. The term fully managed reveals that Google will apply patches and updates to MySQL, manage your backups, configure replication and provide automatic fail-over in the event of a no reach zone.

Google will also provide operational expertise for the My SQL database. It will be the responsibility of the Google’s cloud computing experts to make configuring replication and automatic fail over a breeze, so your data is protected and available. They also patch your database when important security updates are delivered. You will choose when the updates should be applied, and Google’s team will do the work. This will combine with Cloud SQL’s automatic encryption on database tables, temporary files and backups ensure your data is secure.

“The two major objectives of the second version of Cloud SQL are: better performance and scalability per dollar. The performance graph below speaks for itself. Second generation Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster than the first generation of Cloud SQL. And it scales to 10TB of data, 15,000 IOPS, and 104GB of RAM per instance — well beyond the first generation” said  Brett Hesterberg, Product Manager, Google Cloud Platform.

The first generation of Cloud SQL was launched in October 2011 and has helped thousands of developers and companies build applications. As Compute Engine and Persistent Disk also made great advancements after their launch, the second generation of Cloud SQL builds on their innovation to deliver an even better, with Google’s cloud computing platform.

“Cloud users appreciate flexibility. And while flexibility is not a word frequently associated with relational databases, with Cloud SQL we’ve changed that. Flexibility means easily connecting to your database from any client with Internet access, including Compute Engine, Managed VMs, Container Engine and your workstation” he said.

The connectivity from App Engine is only offered for Cloud SQL First Generation right now, but it will come with 2nd generation soon. Google embraces open standards by supporting MySQL Wire Protocol, the standard connection protocol for MySQL databases, so that the cloud computing clients can access the managed Cloud SQL database.

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