30 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100
217 Ratings
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    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

    • Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    94%
    6 Ratings
    8.0

    Google App Engine

    80%
    34 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3

    Google App Engine

    83%
    8 Ratings

    Usability

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Google App Engine

    77%
    7 Ratings

    Performance

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Google App Engine

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    86%
    7 Ratings
    8.4

    Google App Engine

    84%
    24 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Google App Engine

    80%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) is well suited where you need the ease of managing the clusters by letting AWS do the stuff for you. Obviously, whenever you want to run the docker based workloads, it is always better to go for either AWS ECS or AWS EKS. If you are interested in staying at AWS only and don't want to be cloud-agnostic, then go for AWS ECS instead of AWS EKS. AWS ECS is cheaper than AWS EKS and also more managed by AWS and better integrated with other AWS services. If you want to run those workloads as serverless, then AWS ECS Fargate is the best option to go with. If you already have a Kubernetes based setup that you want to migrate to AWS, then go for AWS EKS instead of AWS ECS.
    Abdullah Khawer | 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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    • One of the biggest advantages is the flexibility to change underlying EC2 instances. As the traffic or demand increases, we can easily change EC2 instances without any issues.
    • Amazon ECS APIs are extremely robust and one can start and stop containers by firing one post request only. So, it is not mandatory to keep the demo solutions up for every time. Just at the time of demo fire the command - make the container up and running - do the demo - down the container with API. A simple portal can control every container which helps non-technical (sales, marketing) to do the demo without keeping the solutions up for the entire time frame.
    Apurv Doshi | 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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    • A cleaner container service road map
    • It would be. nice to have more AI recommended cluster reductions
    • The UX could use some simplification
    Scott Kennedy | 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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0.0,013,335 per hour per GB

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) Editions & Modules

    Edition
    AWS Fargate Launch Type ModelSpot price: $0.0013335. Ephemeral Storage Pricing: $0.0001111
    Amazon EC2 Launch Type ModelFree
    Amazon ECS on AWS OutpostsFree
    1. per hour per storage
    2. none
    Additional Pricing Details
    There is no additional charge for Amazon ECS. You pay for AWS resources (e.g., Amazon EC2 instances or Amazon EBS volumes) you create to store and run your application. You only pay for what you use, as you use it; there are no minimum fees and no upfront commitments.

    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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) 8.6
    Based on 7 answers
    Support is relatively good, although the documentation sometimes is lacking, as well as outdated in our experience, especially when we initiated the process of using this service. But once we found how to assemble things, we haven't really required support from anyone at AWS, the service works without problems so we haven't had the need to contact support, which speaks well of how ECS is built.
    Francisco Javier Castaneda Marroquin | 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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    If you are using AWS, you will be using Amazon ECS. I have also used Azure Container Instances and it works just as well in Azure as ECS does in AWS. It's really all a matter of what cloud provider you are utilizing. Because of the "Cloud Wars," it's difficult to measure cross-cloud connectivity, but I have had better luck remaining cloud agnostic in other cloud providers than AWS (Azure, GCP). Because of the sheer volume of tooling in AWS and inter-connectivity between them, it's almost easier to be fully AWS if you are using it in any kind of capacity.
    Anonymous | 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

    Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS)

    • We achieved minimum downtime.
    • The autoscaling kept the performance of the services great.
    • We saved money by running the workloads on AWS ECS in Fargate mode by having different settings for different services to save on the hardware configuration side as well as having scheduled tasks.
    Abdullah Khawer | 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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