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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    Akamai

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Google App Engine

    80%
    Google App Engine ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    16 Ratings

    Scalability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    30 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    30 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    22 Ratings

    Platform access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    29 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    26 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    27 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    26 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    26 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    24 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    27 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Akamai is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Akamai

    90%
    15 Ratings
    8.0

    Google App Engine

    80%
    34 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Akamai

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    Google App Engine

    83%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    Akamai

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Google App Engine

    77%
    7 Ratings

    Performance

    Akamai

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Google App Engine

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    Akamai

    85%
    4 Ratings
    8.4

    Google App Engine

    84%
    24 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Akamai

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Google App Engine

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Akamai

    Akamai is a well-established brand name with a great product. It meets and many time exceeds the needs for global content delivery and security management layer at the edge. Fine grain security tuning seems cumbersome as the definition of the app keeps changing. It also requires an investment of time for the setup which doesn't necessarily make sense for smaller scale scenarios. Some products offered by AWS, Azure or the Google Cloud can be more tightly integrated with cloud provider offerings thus easier to configure.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google App Engine

    App Engine is such a good resource for our team both internally and externally. You have complete control over your app, how it runs, when it runs, and more while Google handles the back-end, scaling, orchestration, and so on. If you are serving a tool, system, or web page, it's perfect.If you are serving something back-end, like an automation or ETL workflow, you should be a little considerate or careful with how you are structuring that job. For instance, the Standard environment in Google App Engine will present you with a resource limit for your server calls. If your operations are known to take longer than, say, 10 minutes or so, you may be better off moving to the Flexible environment (which may be a little more expensive but certainly a little more powerful and a little less limited) or even moving that workflow to something like Google Compute Engine or another managed service.
    Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Akamai

    • Content offloading - once rules are set up within Akamai you don't need to even think about how many images or large JavaScript or CSS files (for example) are being served from your own estate, Akamai takes care of it all via rules that are quick, easy and flexible.
    • Page caching - for pages that don't change very often Akamai allows you to set up rules, quickly and easily, to serve up your page content for you, which takes even more load away from your origin servers.
    • Quick rollback - the Akamai system allows easy testing of rules and changes via a staging system, and also offers a quick rollback option, which is perfect for the rare occasions when something has been set up incorrectly.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google App Engine

    • Quick to develop, quick to deploy. You can be up and running on Google App Engine in no time.
    • Flexible. We use Java for some services and Node.js for others.
    • Great security features. We have been consistently impressed with the security and authentication features of Google App Engine.
    Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Akamai

    • The interface in their control centre could be a bit more user-friendly with some of the settings in places that you wouldn't expect them to be. The search offsets this problem to an extent but it's still sometimes slower than you'd like to find what you are looking for.
    Adam Rooney | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google App Engine

    • There is a slight learning curve to getting used to code on Google App Engine.
    • Google Cloud Datastore is Google's NoSQL database in the cloud that your applications can use. NoSQL databases, by design, cannot give handle complex queries on the data. This means that sometimes you need to think carefully about your data structures - so that you can get the results you need in your code.
    • Setting up billing is a little annoying. It does not seem to save billing information to your account so you can re-use the same information across different Cloud projects. Each project requires you to re-enter all your billing information (if required)
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Akamai

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Akamai Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Google App Engine

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $0.05 Per Hour Per Instance

    Google App Engine Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Starting Price$0.051
    Max Price$0.301
    1. Per Hour Per Instance
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Akamai

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google App Engine

    Google App Engine 8.3
    Based on 8 answers
    App Engine is a solid choice for deployments to Google Cloud Platform that do not want to move entirely to a Kubernetes-based container architecture using a different Google product. For rapid prototyping of new applications and fairly straightforward web application deployments, we'll continue to leverage the capabilities that App Engine affords us.
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Akamai

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Google App Engine

    Google App Engine 7.7
    Based on 7 answers
    Google App Engine is very intuitive. It has the common programming language most would use. Google is a dependable name and I have not had issues with their servers being down....ever. You can safely use their service and store your data on their servers without worrying about downtime or loss of data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Akamai

    Akamai 8.5
    Based on 4 answers
    Their support documents are excellent and provide a lot of useful information for all their services. The only reason I didn't give them a 10 is that the time it takes for them to respond to an issue could be slightly faster.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google App Engine

    Google App Engine 8.4
    Based on 24 answers
    Good amount of documentation available for Google App Engine and in general there is large developer community around Google App Engine and other products it interacts with. Lastly, Google support is great in general. No issues so far with them.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Akamai

    We've used -- and considered -- a whole number of CDN offerings. The good news is that almost all of the CDN products on the market are terrific, and will pay for themselves via increased customer satisfaction and lower monthly hosting bills. For some cases, we're still more likely to suggest CloudFlare (which has a free tier) or an integrated offering from a cloud provider, like Cloudfront.
    Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google App Engine

    We were on another much smaller cloud provider and decided to make the switch for several reasons - stability, breadth of services, and security. In reviewing options, GCP provided the best mixtures of meeting our needs while also balancing the overall cost of the service as compared to the other major players in Azure and AWS.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Akamai

    • Akamai RoI improved over a period of times since it comes with heavy costs, however global deliveries in over 100 counties and global web platforms usage helps improve RoI
    • With the complex UI challenges, ROI could be impacted negatively when you have to invest in operations and time.
    Vaibhav Choksi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Google App Engine

    • Effective employee adoption through ease of use.
    • Effective integration to other java based frameworks.
    • Time to market is very quick. Build, test, deploy and use.
    • The GAE Whitelist for java is an important resource to know what works and what does not. So use it. It would also be nice for Google to expand on items that are allowed on GAE platform.
    Paul Ford | TrustRadius Reviewer

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