Search engine giant Google has introduced a cloud based SQL relational database platform for its App Engine application development and hosting platform, the company announced.
In a blog post (opens in new tab), Google said that the Google Cloud SQL was currently only available in a limited preview version.
The company said that the platform was available for free as of now and it will publish the pricing for Google Cloud SQL at least 30 days before it starts charging for it.
Google said that a relational database platform for applications that are traditionally database driven was a feature requested by developers running and developing apps on Google App Engine.
“You can now choose to power your App Engine applications with a familiar relational database in a fully-managed cloud environment. This allows you to focus on developing your applications and services, free from the chores of managing, maintaining and administering relational databases.” Google said.
Google said in the blog post that developers won’t have to worry about the maintenance and administration of the database as it will take care of it. The platform, built on the familiar MySQL platform, is highly reliable and comes with ease of availability.