Google, in some cases, has its own databases to offer for these specialized NoSQL options. But improving the lot of special databases expands what is available to cloud customers. For the makers of NoSQL databases — still relatively new to many people — tighter Google cloud integration presents a ready path for new users.

“Every day, more data management happens on the cloud,” said Lance Walter, chief marketing officer at Neo4j, based in San Mateo, Calif. “Cloud is often the first step for IT teams looking to try out new technology.”

There is much new to learn when moving to graph databases, and administration is part of that. Google Cloud Platform can ease the transition, Walter indicated.

“When you deploy a database, you have to think about how to make it scale, or how you secure it,” he said in a phone interview. “GCP takes that friction away from a developer, administrator and user perspective.”

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