Thursday, May 10, 2012

Cloud SQL: pick the plan that fits your app

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

4 comments:

Mitzipi said...

You guys get more and more hilarious. Now I have to start paying 10 cents per hour just to be eligible to play around with GAE SQL. That's not how you attract prospective customers.

Really, I'd like to use your services, and I'm investing time to get things running on your proprietary Java Servlet platform. I signed up for GAE SQL, got it, but didn't have the time yet to try it out, because of aforementioned required work-arounds.

I better invest time looking for another platform that allows me a standards-based development which is free of charge as long as I'm playing around.

Axel Fontaine said...

I also agree there should be a minimal free tier available.

I currently have a very small instance with almost no traffic. I have it running in order to test the Cloud SQL database migration support of Flyway.

(More info: http://code.google.com/p/flyway/wiki/DatabaseGoogleCloudSql)

This consumes almost no resources and is essential for me to ensure everything works.

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