One of the most requested additions to the Google App Engine platform has been a SQL database, and more than 10,000 developers have signed up for the Google Cloud SQL service since the preview launch last October. Google Cloud SQL automatically provisions and maintains your databases, allowing you to focus on your applications and services.
Since launch, we’ve been busy working on improving the performance, and adding features like scheduled backups and multihoming to increase availability and improve performance. We are also now offering more powerful instances with up to 4GB of RAM.
Today we are announcing our pricing, which will take effect on June 12th with two options to choose from:
- For developers who want to try out the service, or who have lightweight applications – we offer a flexible “per use” pricing scheme. For example, you can get started with a cloud hosted MySQL database for around a dollar per month. You pay for just what you use.
- For developers with more traffic, there are packages that offer a discount and help you predict your costs in advance.
Google Cloud SQL is currently in limited preview. If you want to give us a try, start here https://developers.google.com/cloud-sql/.
Posted by Joe Faith on behalf of the Google Cloud SQL team