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Isaac Newton said, “If I have seen farther than others it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.” He meant that in order to explain the Law of Gravity, he used the work of major thinkers who came before him in order to make intellectual progress (as-in giving credit). In the 1640’s …

Editor’s note: The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, a nonprofit biomedical research organization that develops genomics software, needs to keep pace with the latest scientific discoveries. Here’s how they use managed database services from Google Cloud to move fast and stay on the cutting edge. The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is a …

If you adore databases like we do, the launch of a new major version is an event you celebrate. With each new major version comes cutting-edge database features, performance boosts, and other goodies for database lovers like you. You can hardly wait to spin up a Cloud SQL instance to test out the freshest release …

Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL supports logical replication and decoding which enables the mirroring of database changes between two PostgreSQL instances in a storage-agnostic fashion. Logical replication allows selective replication of tables and even table rows. Additionally, the replication target does not need to be read-only and can host other tables and databases that can be …

If you want to use your local timezone for your database running on Cloud SQL for SQL Server, then this blog is for you. Cloud SQL is a fully managed relational database service for Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL. With Cloud SQL, you can run the same relational databases you know with their rich …

So you made a mistake, you pushed an application change that accidentally caused a massive surge of data to hit your database. And now your instance has made happy use of the feature of automatically expanding your storage when you get close to running out of disk space. Most of the time, this is a …

Editor’s note: In the US, the UK and Australia, March is celebrated as Women’s History Month. Here at Google, we’re excited to celebrate women from all backgrounds and are committed to increasing the number of women in the technology industry. Over the next few weeks, we will shine a spotlight on women-led startups and how …

PostgreSQL uses transaction IDs (TXIDs, XIDs) to implement Multi-Version Concurrency Control semantics (MVCC). The PostgreSQL documentation explains the role of TXIDs as follows: PostgreSQL’s MVCC transaction semantics depend on being able to compare transaction ID (XID) numbers: a row version with an insertion XID greater than the current transaction’s XID is “in the future” and …

If you are responsible for administering Cloud SQL instances, securing your databases is one of your top priorities. However, as the number of users using your Cloud SQL instances grows, you may find yourself challenged to keep access locked down. More Cloud SQL users means more work ensuring that the right users have the appropriate …

Cloud SQL is Google Cloud’s fully managed relational database service for MySQL, PostgreSQL and SQL Server workloads. Cloud SQL enables customers to implement horizontal scaling of read-only workloads using read replicas. In this blog post, we will demonstrate a single-endpoint read scaling and load balancing solution using Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL and HAProxy, with automatic …