Google Cloud SQL provides easier MySQL for all

With the general availability of Google Cloud Platform’s latest database offerings — the second generation of Cloud SQL, Cloud Bigtable, and Cloud Datastore — Google is setting up a cloud database strategy that revolves around a basic truth of software: Don’t get in the customer’s way.

For an example of this, look no further than the new iteration of Cloud SQL, a hosted version of MySQL for Google Cloud Platform. MySQL is broadly used by cloud applications, and Google is trying to make it as hands-free to work with as possible — no small feat for any piece of software, let alone a database that’s notorious for needing to be tweaked in order to work well.

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