Wednesday, August 17, 2016

All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta | TechCrunch

Cloud co-opetition (check the full post for updates on Cloud SQL, Cloud Datastore, and Cloud Bigtable)

"For those who want to use Microsoft’s flagship database server in the Google Cloud, the company now also offers SQL Server images with built-in licenses (currently in beta) and the ability to bring existing licenses to its platform. Running SQL Server images incurs some extra cost on top of Google’s normal instance costs, though. That’s $0.1645 per core/hour for SQL Server Standard and $0.011 per core/hour for SQL Server Web. Using SQL Server Express, though, is free.

While Microsoft may have an edge when it comes to running SQL Server in the cloud, Google knows that it needs to offer its enterprise users the option to bring their existing applications and workloads to its cloud if it wants to wean them off Microsoft’s cloud services (which, for the time being, remain significantly more popular than Google’s among enterprise customers)."
All of Google’s cloud database services are now out of beta | TechCrunch
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