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Google Apps Engine Gets SQL 66

oker writes "Google has finally added SQL to its cloud platform offering, Apps Engine. Until now, developers had to use the Datastore service, which provides a vendor lock-in threat and isn't supported by most existing software and libraries. The SQL service should definitely improve Apps Engine adoption. It is currently in limited preview mode."
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Google Apps Engine Gets SQL

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  • by somersault ( 912633 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @03:04PM (#37642418) Homepage Journal

    PS MS are hardly known for keeping services going indefinitely []. Even when that means essentially a whole bunch of devices. You shills use some pretty bizarre arguments..

    From what I've seen, if Google discontinue something, it's because 1) nobody is using it, or 2) they're consolidating the functionality into another product.

  • by dolmant_php ( 461584 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @03:42PM (#37642850)
    I disagree that app engine offers nothing more than the other services. The offerings are different types of services. As proof: app engine comes with the following basic services: blobstore, memcache, database, auto-scaling. Amazon web services has options for all of these, yes, but they are all separate services: S3 (blobstore), memcache (elasticache), simple db (database), auto-scaling (cloud watch). In AWS, I have to configure all of these systems independently of the others, and pay for them, too. I have to worry about upgrades, operating systems, etc. In google app engine, all of this is bundled in already. AWS does have all of the functionality, but it requires lots more setup. After all is said and done, GAE is actually priced very competitively, and even cheaper than, its competitors.