Google Cloud SQL also compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Google Cloud SQL also compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2017

Google has just announced during Google Cloud Next that the Cloud SQL product will be compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 in addition to MySQL and PostgreSQL. This allows companies to migrate their business Windows workloads to Cloud SQL as well. This eliminates the need for companies to manage their own SQL Servers in the Google Cloud.

In the beginning, Google focused mainly on developers, but it is starting to focus more and more on enterprise solutions. Yesterday it introduced a full-fledged multi-cell container solution. Companies with a wide range of Microsoft SQL Servers can now also bring their workloads more easily to the Google Cloud. Google’s standard SQL product, Cloud SQL, is fully compatible with SQL Server 2017.

This means that customers can migrate their SQL Servers to the cloud, but they can also continue to use the familiar tools they work with today. For example, Google supports the use of the SQL Server Management tool. Google has chosen to be compatible with SQL Server 2017, companies with older versions must take this into account when elevating and shifting SQL Servers.

The SLA offered by Google Cloud on the Cloud SQL is the same for all database types, also for SQL Server there is an uptime guarantee of 99.95%.

In addition to a broader database support, Google announced yesterday a partnership with several open source programs, all of which are database related. With these collaborations, Google tries to offer a much wider choice to its customers. Virtually any kind of database can be ordered and rolled out in the Google Cloud with the support of Google. In addition, Google is also making a major contribution to the open source community and the companies behind these projects. By doing the sales together with these companies, everyone benefits from this cooperation and the open source projects can be further developed.

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