New G Suite Transfer Tool Resolve Conflicting Accounts, Cloud Spanner in GCP

Transfer tool shows all personal Google Accounts with email ids that match G Suite email addresses in an organization. Cloud Spanner global database service for mission-critical apps in GCP.

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G Suite, making it easier to identify and transfer personal Google Accounts that employees previously set up using your company's domain name.

To resolve those accounts before they become conflicting accounts, Google has released a new tool called "Transfer tool" for unmanaged users.

G Suite Transfer Tool
G Suite Transfer Tool filters personal Accounts

Using the tool, "admins can now view all personal Google Accounts with email addresses that match the G Suite email addresses of an organization." Once verified, those individuals can be notified through an email to convert their personal accounts to G Suite accounts. When an employee accepts the request, admings will be granted access to their data with an ability to manage that account.

In case, a users decline or ignore request, when an admin create a new G Suite account for them—those users will then be asked to rename their personal account with a different email address. "Users will retain sole access to and control over all of the data in their personal account."

Later, you can view the statuses of those requests and cancel them as necessary. And, while you can send requests, cancel requests, and download request statuses for multiple users at once, "you can't yet do so in bulk via an API," Google said.

These actions must be performed manually.

G Suite Transfer Tool Email Reqest
G Suite Transfer Tool Email Reqest

In other cloud news today, public beta for "Cloud Spanner," a globally distributed relational database service that helps in scaling down or up your database as needed, and you only pay for what you use, as it features "a simple pricing model that charges for compute node-hours, actual storage consumption (no pre-provisioning) and external network access," writes Google.

"It's ideal for operational workloads supported by traditional relational databases, including inventory management, financial transactions and control systems, that are outgrowing those systems," writes Google. "It supports distributed transactions, schemas and DDL statements, SQL queries and JDBC drivers and offers client libraries for the most popular languages, including Java, Go, Python and Node.js."

Cloud Spanner Features Chart in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
Cloud Spanner Features Chart in Google Cloud Platform (GCP)

Some key benefits of Cloud Spanner to DBAs:

  • Focus on application logic instead of spending valuable time managing hardware and software
  • Scale out RDBMS solutions without complex sharding or clustering
  • Gain horizontal scaling without migration from relational to NoSQL databases
  • Maintain high availability and protect against disaster without needing to engineer a complex replication and failover infrastructure
  • Gain integrated security with data-layer encryption, identity and access management and audit logging

Interested, visit the Cloud Spanner page for getting started and also wathc the video below demonstrating Cloud Spanner: