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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 tech4 ( 2467692 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @02:29PM (#37641950)
    Before Google Apps Engine had an edge with its free plans, but why would anyone seriously use it now when there are much more capable Amazon cloud and Microsoft Azure available? Those two are also Apple's choice for their iCloud [], while Google's services are missing from that list.

    There's practically nothing that Google offers that others don't (except for the price before), and they're still missing huge amount of stuff that their competitors offer, like htis addition of SQL just now tells. For example, Azure integrates beautifully with Visual Studio, Eclipse and other development tools so that platform is just great to develop with. Amazon on the other hand offers different services for different needs - you get the file hosting platform that scales extremely well, and then there's the traditional platform with databases, ability to run code and so on.. There's just nothing that Google Apps Engine offers, while still missing a lot what competitors cloud services have.
  • by BitZtream ( 692029 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @02:48PM (#37642204)

    Yea, its really screwing people over when you start charging them for shit that you told them we're going to give away free for a while, then when we think its production ready we're going to charge for it ...

    This is standard business practice for pretty much ANY business, if you didn't see this coming, you aren't qualified to make a statement about it because you simple don't know anything about running a business.

    Also in the agreement that stated the price changes in the future was the part that said you'd have notice and given X amount of time when a service was going to be discontinued. If I recall correctly, the amount of time was 2 years, its not like they're just going to drop you into nothingness.

  • by somersault ( 912633 ) on Friday October 07, 2011 @02:55PM (#37642296) Homepage Journal

    Could you guys give the Google hating circlejerk a rest for a while? I know you're getting paid for it obviously, but it's getting kind of boring. Couldn't you find a job that doesn't involve trying to brainwash people?

    Some of us value the integrity that Google has displayed over what Microsoft does. I view Amazon in the same light as Google. I'd be happy to use either of their services.

    What products has Google discontinued recently? I remember they discontinued some really unpopular ones a good few years ago, and then they got rid of Wave recently.

    *googles to check what happened to Wave*

    Google Wave is no longer being developed as a standalone product
    You can still log in, edit and export your waves, and will remain in service until there is another way to access your data.

    Those bastards! I see why you hate them now! Oh wait, no I don't..

The only possible interpretation of any research whatever in the `social sciences' is: some do, some don't. -- Ernest Rutherford