Nathan Allan

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    8 comments  ·  Google Cloud Platform » Feature Request  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  Paul Nash responded

    Thanks, we’ve heard this feedback from a number of different directions, and the team is aware of the desire to see something like this. We’ll update this request in the future if there are new offerings to announce.

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    Nathan Allan commented  · 

    As priced, Cloud Spanner is far beyond the reach of hobbyists and early startups. Not only does that exclude a large market segment, more importantly larger companies come from smaller ones, and people tend to not radically change platforms. I advise startup companies, and I would love for them to be able to start on technology that scales with them, but the technology has to scale all the way down to meet them. Starting at nearly free allows for scrappy startups to develop against the platform and get through the stages of nearly zero scaling needs. It's an investment in future profitable customers.

    At an absolute minimum, there should be an emulator or local development story so that users aren't paying $600/mo during development.

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