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February 10, 2021
The Cloud SQL Admin API v1beta4 is now generally available. The URL for the Admin API will continue to refer to v1beta4 for backward compatibility. To start using the Cloud SQL Admin API now, see Using the Cloud SQL Admin API.
January 13, 2021
Cloud SQL now exposes the metric
database/memory/total_usage. This metric provides visibility into the database working set (including buffer cache). You can find this metric in the Metrics explorer within the Monitoring dashboard.
For more information about
database/memory/total_usage, see Cloud SQL Metrics.
November 19, 2020
Cloud SQL for SQL Server now supports retention settings for automated backups. You can configure retention of your automated backups for shorter or longer periods (1 to 365 days). The default setting iremains 7 days.
October 12, 2020
Cloud SQL now offers "deny maintenance periods". With deny maintenance periods, you can prevent automatic maintenance from occurring during a specific time period. For example, the end-of-year holiday season is a time of peak load that requires heightened focus on infrastructure stability for many retail businesses. By setting a deny maintenance period from mid-October to mid-January, these businesses can prevent planned upgrades from Cloud SQL during their busiest time of year.
September 21, 2020
Cloud SQL for SQL Server enables you to set a default collation value for databases in an instance. This collation value is a default for sorting rules, case, and accent sensitivity. You can set this value through the Cloud Console, the
gcloud command, and the Cloud SQL Admin API.
August 31, 2020
Cloud SQL for SQL Server supports cloning using the Cloud Console, the
gcloud command, and the Cloud SQL Admin API. When you clone an instance, you create an independent copy of the source instance.
June 23, 2020
Committed use discounts (CUDs) are now available to purchase for Cloud SQL. CUDs provide discounted prices in exchange for your commitment to use a minimum level of resources for a specified term. With committed use discounts for Cloud SQL, you can earn a deep discount off your cost of use in exchange for committing to continuously use database instances in a particular region for a 1- or 3-year term. See the documentation for more details.
June 08, 2020
Support for asia-southeast2 region (Jakarta).
April 20, 2020
Support for us-west4 region (Las Vegas).
March 24, 2020
Cloud SQL now supports 96-core machine types for MySQL, Postgres, and SQL Server instances. For pricing-related information, see the Pricing page.
March 16, 2020
Cloud SQL instances using private IP are now accessible across regions, at the regular cross-region network egress cost.
February 24, 2020
Support for us-west3 region (Salt Lake City).
February 19, 2020
Cloud SQL for SQL Server now is generally available. Additionally, Cloud SQL for SQL Server includes new security and performance enhancements. To create SQL Server instances, see Creating Instances.
January 24, 2020
Support for asia-northeast3 region (Seoul).
December 17, 2019
Cloud SQL now supports VPC Service Controls, which let you add a service perimeter around the Cloud SQL Admin API and host project for Cloud SQL instances to reduce the risk of data exfiltration. To learn more about using VPC Service Controls with Cloud SQL, see Configuring VPC Service Controls.
December 13, 2019
You can now use Cloud VPN with Cloud SQL. To get started, see Using a VPN with Cloud SQL.
Connection organization policies for Cloud SQL give you the ability to set policies that control access to and from Cloud SQL instances. To learn more about this feature, see Connection organization policies. To use this feature, see Setting organization policies for Cloud SQL.
December 10, 2019
Cloud SQL now offers notifications for upcoming maintenance. See the Overview of maintenance on Cloud SQL instances. To find out how to sign up for notifications and check your instances for upcoming maintenance, see Finding and setting maintenance windows.
November 25, 2019
Cloud SQL now supports Access Transparency. As part of Google's long-term commitment to security and transparency, you can use Access Transparency, which provides you with logs of actions that Google staff have taken when accessing your data. To learn more about Access Transparency, see the Overview of Access Transparency.
November 19, 2019
Cloud SQL now supports customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK). With CMEK, you can encrypt Cloud SQL instances using a key you manage. To learn more about CMEK, see the Overview of customer managed encryption keys (CMEK). To start using CMEK, see Using customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK).
October 15, 2019
The beta version of Cloud SQL for SQL Server is available. To begin creating SQL Server instances, see Creating Instances.