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Google Cloud SQL vs InfluxDB: What are the differences?

Google Cloud SQL: Store and manage data using a fully-managed, relational MySQL database. 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; InfluxDB: An open-source distributed time series database with no external dependencies. InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out..

Google Cloud SQL can be classified as a tool in the "SQL Database as a Service" category, while InfluxDB is grouped under "Databases".

Some of the features offered by Google Cloud SQL are:

  • Familiar Infrastructure
  • Flexible Charging
  • Security, Availability, Durability

On the other hand, InfluxDB provides the following key features:

  • Time-Centric Functions
  • Scalable Metrics
  • Events

"Fully managed" is the top reason why over 12 developers like Google Cloud SQL, while over 35 developers mention "Time-series data analysis" as the leading cause for choosing InfluxDB.

InfluxDB is an open source tool with 16.6K GitHub stars and 2.37K GitHub forks. Here's a link to InfluxDB's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, InfluxDB has a broader approval, being mentioned in 116 company stacks & 38 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud SQL, which is listed in 71 company stacks and 28 developer stacks.

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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.

What is InfluxDB?

InfluxDB is a scalable datastore for metrics, events, and real-time analytics. It has a built-in HTTP API so you don't have to write any server side code to get up and running. InfluxDB is designed to be scalable, simple to install and manage, and fast to get data in and out.
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    What are some alternatives to Google Cloud SQL and InfluxDB?
    MySQL
    The MySQL software delivers a very fast, multi-threaded, multi-user, and robust SQL (Structured Query Language) database server. MySQL Server is intended for mission-critical, heavy-load production systems as well as for embedding into mass-deployed software.
    Apache Aurora
    Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation.
    Google Cloud Datastore
    Use a managed, NoSQL, schemaless database for storing non-relational data. Cloud Datastore automatically scales as you need it and supports transactions as well as robust, SQL-like queries.
    Google Cloud Spanner
    It is a globally distributed database service that gives developers a production-ready storage solution. It provides key features such as global transactions, strongly consistent reads, and automatic multi-site replication and failover.
    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.
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    Reviews of Google Cloud SQL and InfluxDB
    Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

    Influx doesn't currently natively support horizontal distribution. Hard to recommend it until they implement that.

    Avatar of YaronWittenstein
    Computer Science
    Review ofInfluxDBInfluxDB

    InfluxDB is a game changer

    How developers use Google Cloud SQL and InfluxDB
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    ShadowICT uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    We use InfluxDB as a store for our data that gets fed into Grafana. It's ideal for this as it's a lightweight storage engine that can be modified on the fly by scripts without having to log into the server itself and manage tables. The HTTP API also makes it ideal for integrating with frontend services.

    Avatar of Goyoboard
    Goyoboard uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    To track time-series of course, utilizing few retention rules and continuous queries to keep time-series data fast and maintanable

    Avatar of sapslaj
    sapslaj uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    InfluxDB ingests information from various sources (mostly Telegraf instances) into one place for monitoring purposes.

    Avatar of Chris Hartwig
    Chris Hartwig uses InfluxDBInfluxDB

    All our metrics go through InfluxDB, both applicative and system

    Avatar of Casey Smith
    Casey Smith uses Google Cloud SQLGoogle Cloud SQL

    Back-end datastore.

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