AWS Fargate vs. Google Compute Engine

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AWS Fargate
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
AWS Fargate is a compute engine for Amazon ECS that allows the user to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. With AWS Fargate there is no need to provision, configure, and scale clusters of virtual machines to run containers.
$0
*per hour
Google Compute Engine
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Google Compute Engine is an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) product from Google Cloud. It provides virtual machines with carbon-neutral infrastructure which run on the same data centers that Google itself uses.
$0
per month GB
Pricing
AWS FargateGoogle Compute Engine
Editions & Modules
Fargate Spot per GB
$0.00138679
*per hour
per GB
$0.004445
*per hour
Fargate Spot per vCPU
$0.01262932
*per hour
per vCPU
$0.04048
*per hour
Preemptible Price - Predefined Memory
0.000892 / GB
Hour
Three-year commitment price - Predefined Memory
$0.001907 / GB
Hour
One-year commitment price - Predefined Memory
$0.002669 / GB
Hour
On-demand price - Predefined Memory
$0.004237 / GB
Hour
Preemptible Price - Predefined vCPUs
0.006655 / vCPU
Hour
Three-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.014225 / CPU
Hour
One-year commitment price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.019915 / vCPU
Hour
On-demand price - Predefined vCPUS
$0.031611 / vCPU
Hour
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AWS FargateGoogle Compute Engine
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details*based on US East rates. Price varies region to region.Prices vary according to region (i.e US central, east, & west time zones). Google Compute Engine also offers a discounted rate for a 1 & 3 year commitment.
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Community Pulse
AWS FargateGoogle Compute Engine
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AWS FargateGoogle Compute Engine
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)
Comparison of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) features of Product A and Product B
AWS Fargate
7.1
1 Ratings
14% below category average
Google Compute Engine
7.0
54 Ratings
15% below category average
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime9.01 Ratings8.126 Ratings
Dynamic scaling8.01 Ratings8.451 Ratings
Elastic load balancing9.01 Ratings8.047 Ratings
Pre-configured templates2.01 Ratings6.152 Ratings
Monitoring tools6.01 Ratings3.027 Ratings
Operating system support7.01 Ratings7.754 Ratings
Security controls9.01 Ratings7.654 Ratings
Automation7.01 Ratings7.92 Ratings
Pre-defined machine images00 Ratings6.553 Ratings
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User Ratings
AWS FargateGoogle Compute Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(54 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(9 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(16 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(16 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.4
(10 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
8.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AWS FargateGoogle Compute Engine
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
If you need to deploy Docker containers, Amazon Fargate is a very good fit. It integrates very well with other AWS services like RDS, EFS, and Secrets manager. You can have a very robust application using those services. In case you have many containers to deploy, it is however more expensive
that if you use other services like ECS or EKS, since they allow you to
share the same infrastructure to deploy multiple containers.
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Google
Google Compute Engine is so easy to implement and run. It doesn't require much knowledge to build an app since they provide multiple options to choose from with their prebuilt sample list. We can easily make customization on any website app we built for our client according to their needs and make changes if required.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
  • Scaling - whether it's traffic spikes or just steady growth, Google Compute Engine's auto-scaling makes sure we've got the compute power we need without any manual juggling acts
  • Load balancing - Keeping things smooth with that load balancing across multiple VMs, so our users don't have to deal with slow load times or downtime even when things get crazy busy
  • Customizability - Mix and match configs for CPU, RAM, storage and whatnot to suit our specific app needs
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Cons
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
  • Built-in monitoring via Stackdriver is quite expensive for what it provides.
  • Initially provided quotas (ie. max compute units one can use) are very low and it took several requests to get an appropriate amount.
  • Support on GCE is limited to their knowledge base and forums. For more hands-on support provided by Google, you must pay for their Premium services.
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Likelihood to Renew
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
It's a very practical service to use. If you need to deploy any application with a Database, disk storage, you're pretty much set.
Everything around that can be taken care of using other AWS services. Like secrets manager, certificate manager, RDS ...
And the CI/CD part is also very easy to setup, you only need on AWS CLI command to trigger a deployment, and done !
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Google
Having interacted with several cloud services, GCE stands out to me as more usable than most. The naming and locating of features is a little more intuitive than most I've interacted with, and hinting is also quite helpful. Getting staff up to speed has proven to be overall less painful than others.
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Reliability and Availability
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
The Google Compute Engine is constantly up, healthy, and available. I have never experienced any issues with it loading or functioning.Since it is accessible everywhere in the world, it is always available with low latency for all regions.However, I have occasionally seen problems with various NoSQL databases' availability, such as MongoDB, in terms of speed.Overall though, it's always accessible.
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Performance
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
Google Compute Engine's performance is up to the standard and I don't really have any complain about that. But website itself does not load quickly and there is a very noticeable delay when the website loads. And no, our system did not our slow down when we integrated Google Compute Engine in our system.
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
AWS provides different support tiers. They are usually very reactive and are able to help solve the issues very quickly.
As for everything, the higher the support tier you get, the better and faster support you get.
If you're also a part of big company, you probably have solution architects at your disposal to help you with any inqueries.
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Google
  • The documentation needs to be better for intermediate users - There are first steps that one can easily follow, but after that, the documentation is often spotty or not in a form where one can follow the steps and accomplish the task. Also, the documentation and the product often go out of sync, where the commands from the documentation do not work with the current version of the product.
  • Google support was great and their presence on site was very helpful in dealing with various issues.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
Google Compute Engine provides a one stop solution for all the complex features and the UI is better than Amazon's EC2 and Azure Machine Learning for ease of usability. It's always good to have an eco-system of products from Google as it's one of the most used search engine and IoT services provider, which helps with ease of integration and updates in the future.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Amazon AWS
Pricing and billing of AWS Fargate is loosely tied to your exisiting AWS billing. You're unlikely to only use Fargate in your AWS subscription, so you get billed for everything alltoghter.
Fargate is naturally a bit more expensive that usuel docker services, but with careful planning and architecturing, you can have a very manageable cost.
You can also rely on Saving plans to reduce your bill.
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Google
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
No answers on this topic
Google
  • With Google Compute we don't have the overhead of managing our own data centers reducing costs and reducing the staff needed to manage systems.
  • As I said earlier, Google's costs are ~1/2 of AWS, so we are able to see a ROI much faster.
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