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Top Rated
311 Ratings
Top Rated
311 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100
219 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • AWS Lambda ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

8.6

AWS Lambda

86%
8.0

Google App Engine

80%
AWS Lambda ranks higher in 9/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

7.9
79%
24 Ratings
8.1
81%
16 Ratings

Scalability

9.3
93%
48 Ratings
8.8
88%
30 Ratings

Platform management overhead

8.7
87%
44 Ratings
7.1
71%
30 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

8.6
86%
40 Ratings
8.2
82%
22 Ratings

Platform access control

8.1
81%
43 Ratings
8.1
81%
29 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

8.8
88%
47 Ratings
7.7
77%
26 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.5
85%
42 Ratings
7.7
77%
27 Ratings

Development environment replication

8.5
85%
40 Ratings
7.6
76%
26 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

8.6
86%
44 Ratings
8.9
89%
26 Ratings

Issue recovery

8.6
86%
36 Ratings
7.4
74%
24 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

9.0
90%
37 Ratings
8.2
82%
27 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • AWS Lambda is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

AWS Lambda

89%
48 Ratings
8.1

Google App Engine

81%
34 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

AWS Lambda

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Google App Engine

83%
8 Ratings

Usability

9.0

AWS Lambda

90%
13 Ratings
7.7

Google App Engine

77%
7 Ratings

Performance

AWS Lambda

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Google App Engine

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

AWS Lambda

86%
33 Ratings
8.4

Google App Engine

84%
24 Ratings

Implementation Rating

AWS Lambda

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google App Engine

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Lambda

[AWS Lambda] is very well suited for the projects that doesn't have any infra but needs it where short running processes are required. But if your application need to run continuously than this might not be the very apt tool for you.
Ojas Elawadhi | 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

AWS Lambda

  • Lambda provides multiple methods for triggering functions, this includes AWS resources and services and external triggers like APIs and CLI calls.
  • The compute provided my Lambda is largely hands off for operations teams. Once the function is deployed, the management overhead is minimal since there are no servers to maintain.
  • Lambda's pricing can be very cost effective given that users are only charged for the time the function runs and associated costs like network or storage if those are used. A function that executes quickly and is not called often can cost next to nothing.
Michael Jenkins | 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

AWS Lambda

  • Putting a significant portion of your codebase into AWS Lambda and taking advantage of the high level of integration with other AWS services comes with the risk of vendor lock-in.
  • While the AWS Lambda environment is "not your problem," it's also not at your disposal to extend or modify, nor does it preserve state between function executions.
  • AWS Lambda functions are subject to strict time limitations, and will be aborted if they exceed five minutes of execution time. This can be a problem for some longer-running tasks that are otherwise well-suited to serverless delivery.
Benjamin Plotkin | 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

AWS Lambda

General

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

Starting Price

$2.1e-9 Per 1 ms

AWS Lambda Editions & Modules

Edition
128 MB$0.00000000211
1024 MB$0.00000001671
10240 MB$0.00000016671
  1. Per 1 ms
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

AWS Lambda

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

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda 9.0
Based on 13 answers
I give it a seven is usability because it's AWS. Their UI's are always clunkier than the competition and their documentation is rather cumbersome. There's SO MUCH to dig through and it's a gamble if you actually end up finding the corresponding info if it will actually help. Like I said before, going to google with a specific problem is likely a better route because AWS is quite ubiquitous and chances are you're not the first to encounter the problem. That being said, using SAM (Serverless application model) and it's SAM Local environment makes running local instances of your Lambdas in dev environments painless and quite fun. Using Nodejs + Lambda + SAM Local + VS Code debugger = AWESOME.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda 8.6
Based on 33 answers
I have not needed support for AWS Lambda, since it is already using Python, which has resources all over the internet. AWS blog posts have information about how to install some libraries, which is necessary for some more complex operations, but this is available online and didn't require specific customer support for.
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

AWS Lambda

Azure Functions is another product that provides lambda functionality, but the documentation for some of Azure's products is quite hard to read. Additionally, AWS Lambda was one of the first cloud computing products on a large cloud service that implemented lambda functions, so they have had the most time to develop the product, increase the quality of service, and extend functionality to more languages. Amazon, by far, has the best service for Lambda that I know.
Fedor Paretsky | 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

AWS Lambda

  • I was able to perform a lot of processing on data delivered from my website and little or no cost. This was a big plus to me.
  • Programming AWS Lambda is quite easy once you understand the time limits to the functions.
  • AWS Lambda has really good integration with the AWS S3 storage system. This a very good method of delivering data to be processed and a good place to pick it up after processing.
Anonymous | 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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