Google Cloud SQL + ironFocus
Google Cloud SQL is one component of the Google Cloud Platform, an ecosystem that helps businesses to benefit from next-generation applications without on-site server costs. The Cloud SQL solution is a managed database service. It works with a number of database management systems, such as the open source PostgresSQL, as well as MySQL and Microsoft SQL.
Many businesses choose Google Cloud SQL because of its ease of setup and use. There are a number of ways you can harness the additional benefits of this platform, however, in order to get the most out of your data. This can optimize your data availability and analytics, making your data an even greater asset to your business.
The ironFocus consultancy team is driven by database expertise. We work with businesses across industries to develop the right mix of technology to result in optimal return on investment. Google Cloud SQL is an excellent choice for many database needs — we can show you how to make it work for you.
Google Cloud Platform’s SQL Solution
Google describes its Cloud SQL solution as a way to fully manage relational databases. The company says this saves on maintenance costs, with full automation of certain database tasks like storage capacity. As might be expected, use of this Cloud SQL leads to easier integration with other applications under the Google brand.
The platform makes it quick and easy to deploy an SQL database. There are automatic backups and methods to protect data from failure, so your information is secure and reliable. You can get analytics through BigQuery, among others. This makes Cloud SQL a good starting tool to fully harness the intelligence that is contained within your data.
Google offers a number of different options and pricing models depending on the type of service. Cloud Postgres SQL, Cloud MySQL, and Cloud SQL server all have different price points for storage, per user costs, memory cost, database instance, network egress, and licensing.
The right mix of services, and your ultimate costs, depend on what you need to achieve, and the tools you want to use to get there.
Perhaps because it is touted as a fully managed solution, many users take a “set it and forget it” mentality with Google Cloud SQL. That can lead to a missed opportunity to find the best package of services that work at optimum efficiency and get you the best return on your database investment.
How ironFocus Can Improve Google Cloud SQL for Your Business
The ironFocus consultancy team are experts when it comes to data. We’re dedicated to finding the right technology to help you get the most out of your data. Our team learns more about your business needs, and how the Google Cloud SQL platform may be best utilized to achieve them. Many companies harness the power of data to increase sales, improve marketing, and strengthen customer retention. Because those factors are important to you, they are important to us as well.
After reviewing your current database setup, we provide recommendations on how you can strategically develop your data solution. We’ll put the plan in place and evaluate its long-term effectiveness. We’ll tweak and update the plan as needed, so you make full use out of Google Cloud SQL.
As consultants, our team at ironFocus is dedicated to building and supporting your business. If you choose to transition away from Google Cloud SQL to another platform, we can help you do it — with expert assistance along the way.
Talk to us today to learn how to get more out of Google Cloud SQL. The team at ironFocus is here to help.