Posted by5 months ago
= Why is Google Cloud SQL have no free tier? =

I am using google cloud SQL with like 100 requests this month, and I am getting charge $12 for the month. Why does Google Cloud SQL not have a free tier like Firestore, when I can at least experiment and develope without monthly charges being incurred?
Are there any alternatives to Google Cloud SQL that have a free tier?
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Firestore is charging per read/write operation so a free tier makes sense. Cloud SQL is running the database 24/7 and does not care about your usage, at least for billing the CPU/memory. GCP is not as good on free tier than something like Heroku where you could get everything in a free tier

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