Here is a great news Google Cloud lovers and PostgreSQL spatial database administrators! Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL is here as a Beta release CloudPlatform. This announcement was made by Google on its Google Cloud Platform Blog.
What’s the advantage of PostgreSQL in Google Cloud Platform?
According to Google, PostgreSQL users and administrators can let Google take care of routine geospatial database administration jobs like applying patches, managing backups, and storage capacity. Rather the users can focus on developing great applications says Google.
A 5-minute quick starter guide on how to use Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL is available from over here on Google Cloud Platform. The guide briefs on creating a Cloud SQL instance, connecting to your instance using a psql client, creating a database and uploading data, and cleanup.
What are the Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL features?
Here is a snapshot of features of PostgreSQL BETA
How to start using Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL?
Google is offering $300 credit to try Cloud SQL and the rest of Google CloudPlatform. You can sign up here.
It is also is suggesting taking help of the partner ecosystem to get started with Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL.
List of Google partners supporting Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL
To streamline data transfer, Google is suggesting to reach out to Alooma, Informatica, Segment, Stitch, Talend, and Xplenty. And for help with visualizing analytics data, it is suggesting to try ChartIO, iCharts, Looker, Metabase, and Zoomdata.
Know what? According to the blog, Descartes Labs is already testing out the platform for its business. Read the case study – Descartes Labs delves into Earth’s resources with Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL.
Watch this video – PostgreSQL with Cloud Launcher