SQL Server on Google Cloud

Modernize your SQL Server infrastructure with Google Cloud

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Upgrade your underlying infrastructure

Run your SQL Server on Google’s future proof infrastructure where you can connect your data with a variety of Google Cloud services for analytics, AI, and machine learning. You have options for how you want to run your SQL database. You run it yourself using SQL Server on Google Compute Engine, or you can use fully managed Cloud SQL for SQL Server.

Cloud economics

The capital and maintenance expense of operating your own data center hinders feature release velocity and agility in the enterprise. Retire hardware, improve server utilization, and avoid lock-in by paying as you go. Further, you can take advantage of our fully managed database services that provide built-in high availability, security patching, software updates and data replication,  so you can focus on you can focus on initiatives that deliver greater business value.

Google-grade infrastructure

Google Cloud leads in price-to-performance ratio across key product areas. Custom Machine Types give administrators full control over the amount of vCPU, RAM and storage you provision for your virtual machine, to help ensure the ideal price-performance match for your enterprise applications. Industry-leading VM performance speeds up Windows boot times dramatically. Persistent Disk delivers 20,000 IOPS on 16-core machines, up to 25,000 IOPS on 32-core machines at no additional cost.

Your databases run atop Google’s global fiber network around the world. The result is ultra low latency for mission-critical enterprise applications wherever your users reside geographically.

Fine-grained control

Predefined VM images come preloaded with Microsoft SQL Server. Enterprise admins retain full control over configuration and security, just as they had on-premises. Cloud Identity and Access Management lets you specify authorization rules against resources in a way that matches the way your organization works. Managed Service for Microsoft Active Directory enables you to manage the authentication, authorization, and audit of access to your cloud-based AD-dependent workloads.

Flexible licensing

Compute Engine VMs are available preloaded with Microsoft SQL Server, with licensing from Microsoft fully managed on your behalf. SQL Server on Google Cloud offers enterprise customers a way to pay for premium software the same way they pay for cloud infrastructure: pay as you go, only for what you use.

For customers with Software Assurance from Microsoft, your existing Microsoft SQL Server licenses transfer directly to Cloud Platform. Bring your own licenses and get migration help today using our range of migration options

Lift and evolve

Google Cloud meets your enterprise organization where you are in your cloud journey: focusing on enterprise migration and continuity in the short term, and digital transformation in the medium to long term. To help you along your journey, we have self-service migration tools as well as an ecosystem of partners with a wealth of experience with enterprise migration onto Google Cloud. Contact Us for a consultation on your migration plans.

Wide version support

SQL Server versions supported

  - SQL Server Express 2017

  - SQL Server Web (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)

  - SQL Server Standard (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)

  - SQL Server Enterprise (2012, 2014, 2016, 2017)

Act! Premium Cloud is our fastest growing offering running on Google Cloud Platform. We feel very confident in scaling and globalizing this service, thanks to Google Cloud Platform's tools, global presence, cutting edge big data services, and performance of their Windows offering on Compute Engine.

Allen Duet, CTO, SwiftPage

Technical resources


Product Price per core/hour
SQL Server Express Start a Free Trial at no additional charge
SQL Server Standard $0.1645 USD
SQL Server Web $0.011 USD
SQL Server Enterprise $0.399 USD

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