Google has announced the beta availability of second generation of Google Cloud SQL service. A hosted version of the MySQL database, the second-generation claims to offer better performance and bigger storage than the original version.
According to the company, the second generation Cloud SQL is more than seven times faster than the first generation of Cloud SQL. And it scales to 10TB of data, 15,000 IOPS and 104GB of RAM per instance. Google Cloud SQL lets organisations hand off to Google the mundane, but necessary and often time consuming tasks � like applying patches and updates, managing backups and configuring replications.
The first generation of Cloud SQL was launched in October 2011. As Compute Engine and Persistent Disk have made great advancements since their launch, the second generation of Cloud SQL builds on their innovation to deliver better and more performant MySQL solution at a better price/performance ratio, claims Google.