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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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Well suited / Poorly suited - really two sides of the same coin
  1. Company has management that will be willing to work in the system. Sometimes people are reluctant to learn something new.
  2. In house IT with developer skills. This is critical unless you either want to change your business to match Salesforce, or pay consultants a lot of money.
  3. Existing systems can be integrated, but you need that knowledge and access as well. Running Salesforce with connecting it will create a need for double data entry, If you have a locked down legacy system, you will have difficulty sharing data.
Joseph Lemos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Platform-as-a-Service

Google App Engine
7.9
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.0
Ease of building user interfaces
Google App Engine
8.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.2
Scalability
Google App Engine
8.8
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.5
Platform management overhead
Google App Engine
7.4
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.5
Workflow engine capability
Google App Engine
7.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.1
Platform access control
Google App Engine
7.6
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Services-enabled integration
Google App Engine
7.4
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Development environment creation
Google App Engine
8.7
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.3
Development environment replication
Google App Engine
8.5
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.4
Issue monitoring and notification
Google App Engine
7.9
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9
Issue recovery
Google App Engine
7.8
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.7
Upgrades and platform fixes
Google App Engine
8.1
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
8.2

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • Reporting and Dashboards are thorough and can show a wealth of important data to inform and scale processes. It's helpful in a high volume sales cycle to be able to quickly identify weak points in performance and productivity so that adjustments can be made.
  • Highly customizable. We are able to customize just about everything which allows us to track very specific things and in theory create better efficiency.
  • Parent/Child account hierarchy exists which is helpful.
  • Contact records can be associated with multiple accounts and opportunities. This, in theory, should minimize duplicates and mismanagement of contacts.
  • Console helps a lot with data nesting. Having a fairly comprehensive look at an account without searching through various tabs and sections speeds up an otherwise cumbersome platform.
Rhiannon Thompson | 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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • It can be a bit buggy at times, like randomly not letting you save or making you refresh the page or do the same action, and then it will save.
  • Bugs really are the main issue here. Otherwise it's great with reporting!
Alexa Terry | 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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 6.7
Based on 3 answers
This builds off a number of things I have already mentioned. This question completely depends on the competence of the developer. This makes the user friendliness of the UI 50/50. However if you have the ability I would say it is quite UI friendly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) 7.9
Based on 21 answers
Salesforce's support is top-notch. They have subject-matter experts that are accessible at all times to address needs as they come up. They let you know in advance when there are system updates and enhancements so that you are prepared for upcoming changes. I've never had an issue that wasn't addressed immediately when reaching out for support.
Shanna Kostopulos | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Salesforce is the premeire product. Period. The others are cheaper and less capable, they may fulfill your organisation's needs but you will always be looking at Salesforce with wishful eyes. If you are a company that needs to bootstrap then spend the time to evaluate your options. If you are a growing company with plenty of funding it is best to provide your sales team with the best platform you can afford because switching out CRM's is second in complexity to swapping out an ERP.
Jonathan Justin Lewis | 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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

  • This has been a huge time waster for our team.
  • Load times are at least 3 times as long as they used to be.
  • Our workflows can not be as efficient as they used to be so we spend more time doing manual tasks.
  • More things have to be pushed through our ops team instead of being able to do them ourselves, which creates significant roadblocks.
Jacob LaBruzzo | 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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

General

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

Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud) Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$25.001
Plus$100.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google App Engine
8.2
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Google App Engine
8.3
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Usability

Google App Engine
7.6
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
6.7

Performance

Google App Engine
10.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

Support Rating

Google App Engine
8.1
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)
7.9

Implementation Rating

Google App Engine
8.0
Salesforce Lightning Platform (formerly Salesforce App Cloud)

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