Google Cloud SQL Now Supports MySQL 8

You can now access a wide range of powerful new features like instant DDL statements, atomic DDL, privilege collection using roles, and window functions.

Recently, Google, announced that Cloud SQL now supports MySQL 8. This will enable you to access a variety of powerful new features like instant DDL statements, atomic DDL, privilege collection using roles, window functions, and extended JSON syntax.
 
Cloud SQL is Google's fully-managed database service for MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server.
 
Google said that with MySQL 8 on Cloud SQL, users should enable high availability (HA) to ensure their database workloads are automatically fault tolerant in the event of an instance-level problem or even a zone outage. Cross region replication for MySQL 8 is supported in all Google Cloud regions.
 
 
 Source: Google
 
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To secure connectivity to your MySQL 8 instance, users can make use of private services access and VPC Service Controls. Private services access provides your database instance a private IP address, using Google Cloud VPC. As VPCs are global, creating a cross-region replica will need no networking setup. Global VPC uses private IP for replication traffic between regions.
 
VPC Service Controls enables you to define fine-grained perimeter controls in order to make your Cloud SQL API accessible only from within your service perimeter.
 
To learn more, you can visit the 
official announcement here.