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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Azure App Service ranks higher in 1 feature set: Platform-as-a-Service

Platform-as-a-Service

8.7

Azure App Service

87%
8.0

Google App Engine

80%
Azure App Service ranks higher in 8/11 features

Ease of building user interfaces

8.0
80%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
16 Ratings

Scalability

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
8.8
88%
30 Ratings

Platform management overhead

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
7.1
71%
30 Ratings

Workflow engine capability

8.0
80%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
22 Ratings

Platform access control

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.1
81%
29 Ratings

Services-enabled integration

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
7.7
77%
26 Ratings

Development environment creation

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
27 Ratings

Development environment replication

10.0
100%
2 Ratings
7.6
76%
26 Ratings

Issue monitoring and notification

7.5
75%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
26 Ratings

Issue recovery

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
7.4
74%
24 Ratings

Upgrades and platform fixes

8.5
85%
2 Ratings
8.2
82%
27 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Azure App Service is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Google App Engine is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.8

Azure App Service

78%
6 Ratings
8.1

Google App Engine

81%
34 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure App Service

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Google App Engine

83%
8 Ratings

Usability

Azure App Service

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

Google App Engine

77%
7 Ratings

Performance

Azure App Service

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Google App Engine

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Azure App Service

100%
4 Ratings
8.4

Google App Engine

84%
24 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Azure App Service

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

Google App Engine

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure App Service

You may easily deploy your apps to Azure App Service if they were written in Visual Studio IDE (typically.NET applications). With a few clicks of the mouse, you may already deploy your application to a remote server using the Visual Studio IDE. As a result of the portal's bulk and complexity, I propose Heroku for less-experienced developers.
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

Azure App Service

  • It has options to deploy using CI/CD.
  • It has great integration with Azure Devops
  • It has all the common runtimes, so we don't need to install softwares.
Rudolph Pereira | 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

Azure App Service

  • the learning curve can be tough (just like other azure services)
  • the UX/UI could be more intuitive (just like other azure services as well)
  • monitoring can be hard to understand
  • Microsoft's learning resources are hard to understand
Anonymous | 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

Azure App Service

General

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

Starting Price

$9.49 per month

Azure App Service Editions & Modules

Edition
Shared Environment for dev/test$9.491
Basic Dedicated environment for dev/test$54.751
Standard Run production workloads$731
Premium Enhanced performance and scale$1461
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details
Free and Shared (preview) plans are ideal for testing applications in a managed Azure environment. Basic, Standard and Premium plans are for production workloads and run on dedicated Virtual Machine instances. Each instance can support multiple applications and domains.

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

Azure App Service

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

Azure App Service

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

Azure App Service

Azure App Service 10.0
Based on 4 answers
We had an issue where we deployed too large of a resource and didn't notice until the bill came through. They were very understanding and saw we weren't utilizing the resources so they issued a generous refund in about 4 hours. Very fast, friendly, and understanding support reps from my experience.
Drew Harrison | 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

Azure App Service

Azure has many data center, their services are more reliable. Azure has way more features than both Linode and DigitalOcean. If someone wants a complete reliable service, he/she must go to Azure instead of Linode and DigitalOcean because even though azure charges more, it is worth the money you pay there.
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

Azure App Service

  • Reduced the deployment time of ASP .NET applications in the company.
  • Gave us an alternative to quickly deploy our applications without granting access to the version control system to a third platform.
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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