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What is Amazon RDS?

Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.

What is Google Cloud SQL?

MySQL databases deployed in the cloud without a fuss. Google Cloud Platform provides you with powerful databases that run fast, don’t run out of space and give your application the redundant, reliable storage it needs.


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    What companies use Amazon RDS?
    1221 companies on StackShare use Amazon RDS
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    53 companies on StackShare use Google Cloud SQL


    What tools integrate with Amazon RDS?
    14 tools on StackShare integrate with Amazon RDS
    What tools integrate with Google Cloud SQL?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Google Cloud SQL

    What are some alternatives to Amazon RDS and Google Cloud SQL?

    • Amazon RDS for Aurora - MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database with several times better performance
    • ClearDB - Fault tolerant database-as-a-service in the cloud for your MySQL powered applications.
    • Azure Database for MySQL - Managed MySQL database service for app developers
    • TempoDB - Store & analyze time series data from sensors, smart meters, servers & more

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