Google Adds a Relational Database to App Engine

Google Adds a Relational Database to App Engine

Google has filled a hole in its cloud development platform by announcing a new relational database called Google Cloud SQL. Based on the open source MySQL code, Cloud SQL will be available through the Google App Engine, and for a limited time, it will be free.

According to Google’s Navneet Joneja, “One of App Engine’s most requested features has been a simple way to develop traditional database-driven applications.” Cloud SQL will meet this demand and should make it easier to move SQL-based applications to the cloud.

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