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Score 8 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

Well Suited:- Development of information architecture/library. It enables better classification/taxonomy, leading to more intuitive findability.- Dialog design and content retrieval for virtual agents. (e.g. a virtual agent whose content offerings are not hard-coded into the response fields, but instead require crawling/drawing from other pages/libraries)Not Well Suited:- Annotation/labeling/clustering of information that will be retrieved using a different search/query service.
River Hain | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Google App Engine
7.9
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.9
Ease of building user interfaces
Google App Engine
8.0
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.8
Scalability
Google App Engine
8.8
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.1
Platform management overhead
Google App Engine
7.4
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
Workflow engine capability
Google App Engine
7.2
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2
Platform access control
Google App Engine
7.6
IBM Cloud Foundry
10.0
Services-enabled integration
Google App Engine
7.4
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.5
Development environment creation
Google App Engine
8.7
IBM Cloud Foundry
9.0
Development environment replication
Google App Engine
8.5
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0
Issue monitoring and notification
Google App Engine
7.9
IBM Cloud Foundry
5.0
Issue recovery
Google App Engine
7.8
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.0
Upgrades and platform fixes
Google App Engine
8.1
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.8

Pros

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Keeps things more standardized, ring fenced and thus easier for the end user to use
  • Open source, allowing for a wide group for education, auto and support
  • Developing at pace to keep up with the ever changing needs of the industry from on / off premise, public and private
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Sometimes the API Connect GUIs don't cleanly disengage after attaching models or updating schema and it is hard to know what has been written successfully and which (if any) models or tables were missed. I shouldn't have to manually check through a list of 377 models to find the ones in and out of a list on either models, folder or database tables. Printing a summary even in logs which did a "diff" sort of thing between 'task-set' and 'task-completed' (referring to attaching models or updating schema as tasks here as 'tasks').
  • Provide access to Postgres Database in Sydney datacentre for Australia.
  • Clearer documentation around setting up a secure (referring to SSL and certificate setup here) server on eg, chubby1.au-sydney.mybluemix.net.
  • Allow a ramp in pricing onto the Blockchains. We will not be able to afford it until quite a few years into production, even if we launch successfully.
John Olsen | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

IBM Cloud Foundry 7.0
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Usability

Google App Engine

Google App Engine 7.6
Based on 9 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

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google App Engine

Google App Engine 8.1
Based on 21 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

IBM Cloud Foundry

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

I like when the provider offers cloud deployment via standard orchestration mechanisms (like Docker, Kubernetes, DCOS) This is currently well covered by Azure. Amazon also has good flexibility (supports Kubernetes, DCOS). It's good that Bluemix added support for Docker and Kubernetes, but addition of DCOS would be great to complete the offering.
Wojciech Kaminski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

  • Bluemix has allowed me to effectively serve the App industry more recently, especially with the new visual design implemented recently.
  • BlueMix offers a lot more customization of the Platform, rather than Infrastructure, giving me a big edge over other companies offering only AWS or Azure cloud services, and brings a lot more apparent value to my business.
  • The additional features, especially the Watson service subset offers a HUGE range of new and innovative technologies, especially in the realm of AI, that encourages my clients to test out new potential features, which leads to more sales as they increase there platform size and capability.
Craig Nash | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google App Engine

General

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

Google App Engine Editions & Modules

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

IBM Cloud Foundry

General

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

IBM Cloud Foundry Editions & Modules

Edition
Community Runtimes$0.071
  1. Per GBH
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google App Engine
8.2
IBM Cloud Foundry
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Google App Engine
8.3
IBM Cloud Foundry
7.0

Usability

Google App Engine
7.6
IBM Cloud Foundry

Performance

Google App Engine
10.0
IBM Cloud Foundry

Support Rating

Google App Engine
8.1
IBM Cloud Foundry

Implementation Rating

Google App Engine
8.0
IBM Cloud Foundry

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