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117 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Compute Engine

I have recommended the platform to students, friends and family members alike. The help and documentation is very easy to follow for a beginner. Plus, GCP has built in tools which make some common tasks that non-production level cloud users need to accomplish very easy in an automated way. Now, to address the question of recommending GCE to a colleague, ultimately the organization will have to make a decision regarding the entire cloud platform. It wouldn't make much sense, outside of a special case, to use GCE for some parts of your cloud infrastructure and a competitor on other parts. That practical caveat aside, I believe that the GCP brings a strong suite of tools to the table overall and is good value for money at this time as well. Developer familiarity to certain competing platforms can be a sticking point, but a colleague who is already asking for a recommendation is likely already open minded about moving to GCP.
Frank Palladino | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

We had been slowly implementing Oracle products to replace several existing systems and so we needed a platform that would work to integrate across all of these solutions. Our company is fairly large and we work with a variety of clients and vendors as well. We needed an easier way for everyone to access information and discuss what data and future integration were most appropriate.
Joseph R. Sweeney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

Google Compute Engine
8.5
Oracle Cloud Platform
Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime
Google Compute Engine
9.2
Oracle Cloud Platform
Dynamic scaling
Google Compute Engine
8.7
Oracle Cloud Platform
Elastic load balancing
Google Compute Engine
8.9
Oracle Cloud Platform
Pre-configured templates
Google Compute Engine
8.4
Oracle Cloud Platform
Monitoring tools
Google Compute Engine
7.7
Oracle Cloud Platform
Pre-defined machine images
Google Compute Engine
8.2
Oracle Cloud Platform
Operating system support
Google Compute Engine
8.3
Oracle Cloud Platform
Security controls
Google Compute Engine
8.9
Oracle Cloud Platform

Platform-as-a-Service

Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.8
Ease of building user interfaces
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.1
Scalability
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.4
Platform management overhead
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.4
Workflow engine capability
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Platform access control
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.4
Services-enabled integration
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.6
Development environment creation
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.0
Development environment replication
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.1
Issue monitoring and notification
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Issue recovery
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
7.5
Upgrades and platform fixes
Google Compute Engine
Oracle Cloud Platform
8.5

Pros

Google Compute Engine

  • A simple web-based interface that is a breeze to train new engineers to use. Our experienced engineers never have trouble finding or doing anything on GCE.
  • Sustained use and Committed use discounts mean we get top-tier VMs for an incredibly competitive price.
  • Wonderful identity and access management that gives us peace-of-mind when granting access to machines to contractors and other 3rd parties.
  • Fast VMs, lastest in hardware, and enough RAM to power even the hungriest of our services.
Tyler Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

  • Oracle Cloud Platform can provide consistent latency guarantees in multiple geographics.
  • It works well with Oracle Database that is being used as the primary database without the need for custom configuration.
  • Oracle Cloud Platform has reasonable customization options to fine-tune it for workloads that require very low latency for events/transactions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Google Compute Engine

  • The L7 load balancer can be difficult to get set up. It's limited in its functionality, especially with the container engine.
  • It's hard to find certain objects on the web console. Often times the things I need to get to are buried in advanced menus.
  • Google's decision to only support MySQL on their relational DB service means that I have to manage Postgres instances in Compute on my own, managing everything from storage to backups.
David Long, SPA | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

  • Going with any Oracle Cloud Platform Solution for BI Implementation, I would prefer a strong/powerful Oracle tool to push data in Oracle Cloud Datawarehouse.
  • There are chances of overage charges on using the Oracle Cloud Platform, if you choose to implement any services with non-allocated core CPU. So expect to give some alert before even allowing to implement any service with not allocated core CPU or remove the displaying of non-allocated CPUs for users.
  • It can allow options where Oracle Cloud storage container username password as never expired.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall services are good to go. Received good feedback from users. Have regional server locations. It has free extra service included.
Sazzad Hossain Sharkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 9.1
Based on 9 answers
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.
Brendon Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Google Compute Engine

Google Compute Engine 8.8
Based on 11 answers
  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Google Compute Engine

App Engine is somewhat similar, but we use it together with Compute Engine. App Engine is good for serving end requests to users -- it can scale automatically to any number of requests, but has it's own limitations. Compute Engine does not have any limitations. but you have to manage it by yourself and scale it manually as needed. I tried using Amazon's EC2 before the Compute Engine was released, but at that time their UI wasn't friendly, in the end Compute Engine provider much better integration with App Engine since their VMs can be really close to each other to reduce network delay. Google Cloud's UI is really good, you don't always want to manage your stuff using API.
Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

If you already have considerable Oracle licenses, then Oracle Cloud Platform is the best option. If most of your applications and needs are Windows-based, then Microsoft Azure is the best choice. Google GCP is on par with Oracle Cloud Platform in various features, including global reach. Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform is an excellent choice if you have some interesting network requirements for the application to be deployed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Google Compute Engine

  • Positive impact on the OpEx with reduction in CapEx resulting from reducing the time to move a workload from on-prem to the cloud
  • Incased RoI by reducing need for on-prem compute
  • Improved agility by providing the option to take on new AI workloads for test and dev without the need for upfront investment in
Aditya Mohan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle Cloud Platform

  • I only used the trial version, but I liked the rich UI experience. It was easy to understand. I liked the fact that there are a lot of apps in the app store. A lot of brands use Oracle which leads to trust. It's also scalable.
  • As a consultant, this is something I can recommend to my customers over Amazon AWS Cloud because it has the built-in security that you don't have to buy separately.
  • Easy to integrate. My clients are looking for a one-stop ecosystem that can be used for everything including HR, Security, Analytics, Dashboards, and user experience. This saves me time as a consultant as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Google Compute Engine

General

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

Oracle Cloud Platform

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Google Compute Engine
8.8
Oracle Cloud Platform
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Google Compute Engine
9.0
Oracle Cloud Platform

Usability

Google Compute Engine
9.1
Oracle Cloud Platform

Support Rating

Google Compute Engine
8.8
Oracle Cloud Platform

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