No to NoSQL with Google Cloud SQL

Alastair Aitken 7 October 2011 0




Whilst the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud computing platform has had Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) in beta for some time, Google App Engine (GAE) has been missing a relational database service. Developers have had to be content with using GAE’s own proprietary datastore essentially as an object store.

Google has announced the beta version of a relational data store, Google Cloud SQL, which gives developers using GAE the opportunity to use a MySQL-compatible interface with JDBC (Java) and DB-API (Python) support. Use of Google Cloud SQL is subject to application.




Alastair Aitken (124 Posts)

As a contract developer and manager I’ve worked in a wide range of enterprises in a variety of countries where I’ve encountered everything from great work, awful work, bizarre work, all the way down to quasi-legal work. If you think that you recognise your own organisation within my articles then you’re undoubtedly wrong, where you work isn’t that unique.

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