2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
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What needs improvement with Google Cloud SQL?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with Google Cloud SQL.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Senior Consultant at ATOS
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2021-02-09T16:19:28Z
Feb 9, 2021

I am yet to explore a lot of features that are present in this solution. However, it would be good if more documentation is available for this solution. This would help us in preparing for the certification exam and understand it better. Currently, we don't have much documentation. We do the labs for 20 or 25 minutes, but we can't capture and download anything.

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it_user927078 - PeerSpot reviewer
Commercial and Operations Director at SygmaTel, BlaBla Connect, KnowMe Solutions
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2019-12-23T07:05:00Z
Dec 23, 2019

In my humble opinion, nothing can be improved. It's a good solution as it is. What could be refined however is the ability to have more than just one secondary/replication site. At the moment you can have a primary DB and a replica one, but having the option to add a third or fourth replication site would be fantastic.

it_user1084104 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
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2019-12-15T05:58:00Z
Dec 15, 2019

The only room for improvement here is that they need to connect to more existing data sources so that it becomes easier for a layman to get a more realistic understanding of what's happening. They don't put data outside of the cloud storage. If I can query and there is some way for me to ingest it with various query cells, that would be great. Better connectivity with other marketing tools would be helpful. Right now it's limited in scope relative to the other connectors. So they should build more connectors, making it easier to connect the data. There's no standalone application that I could just click and start shooting it.

it_user1124367 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Data Engineer at Programmads
Real User
2019-07-31T05:52:00Z
Jul 31, 2019

Better integration with other tools could improve this solution. For example, data analytics is very important, so that's why I go to BigQuery. They should make things more user-friendly, not technically on the use of SQL but when it comes to integrating it with other tools, it could be like dashboards or business intelligence. I believe Google is already working on that as well because they bought Looker about a month ago. I would like to see better integration with all the different tools on the platform.

it_user927078 - PeerSpot reviewer
Commercial and Operations Director at SygmaTel, BlaBla Connect, KnowMe Solutions
Real User
2018-09-25T09:23:00Z
Sep 25, 2018

In my opinion the most vulnerable problem with Google SQL is each SQL node is provided with a public IP address. They provide you the option or ability to customize your access control list, but at the end of the day, it's a public IP address.

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it_user1124367 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Data Engineer at Programmads
Jul 31, 2019
Our primary use case of this solution is to have it run as a database for an application and to store data. We are using the public deployment model of this solution. It runs really well, it's cheap, it's efficient, it's user-friendly,
it_user1084104 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Dec 15, 2019
I primarily use it for marketing data and marketing analytics.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 20, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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it_user1124367 - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Data Engineer at Programmads
Jul 31, 2019
It's really cheap. It wouldn't be more than, I believe it's around 50 euro per month for running a cloud SQL. There aren't any additional costs that I'm aware of.
it_user1084104 - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at a tech vendor with 11-50 employees
Dec 15, 2019
The advice I would give before starting up is to have a small interactive introductory session with some domain experts because even though it looks quite similar to MySQL and all the other SQL solutions out there, Google Cloud SQL lets me do a lot more. And it offers a lot of perks if you know how exactly to handle the product. So even if it is with a small, introductory session of two hours or three hours long, where the experts tell me that, "Hey, this is the whole scope of this solution or the product but it will be scaled up," it will help the end-users a lot because the documentation itself is not that extensive.
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