Grant Allen

Technology Program Manager, Database Architect, Google

Grant has worked in the IT field for over 20 years, as a CTO, enterprise architect, product manager, and DBA, specialising in global-scale systems design, development and performance. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic conferences, on topics such as database technologies like Oracle and MySQL, data mining, content management, disruptive innovation, cloud platforms, and Android mobile development. Grant works for Google, and in his spare time authors books such as Oracle SQL Recipes, and Beginning Android 4.


Google Cloud SQL is a MySQL database that lives in Google's cloud. It has all the capabilities and functionality of MySQL, with a few additional features and a few unsupported features. You'll learn how to expand your MySQL expertise to cover Google Cloud SQL, and use new features and design patterns to your advantage.

We'll cover:

- A diverse range of automatically managed... [read more]