Google App Engine

Google App Engine

Score 8.5 out of 10
Google App Engine

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What is Google App Engine?

Google App Engine is Google Cloud's platform-as-a-service offering. It features pay-per-use pricing and support for a broad array of programming languages.
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Good Service

10 out of 10
April 05, 2021
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  • Development environment creation (28)
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  • Platform management overhead (31)
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  • No setup fee

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Platform-as-a-Service

Platform as a Service is the set of tools and services designed to make coding and deploying applications much more efficient

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Product Details

What is Google App Engine?

Google App Engine is Google Cloud's platform-as-a-service offering. It features pay-per-use pricing and support for a broad array of programming languages.

Key Features

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Build applications in Node.js, Java, Ruby, C#, Go, Python, or PHP—or bring a custom language runtime

Open & Flexible
Custom runtimes allows developers to bring any library and framework to App Engine by supplying a Docker container

Fully Managed
A fully managed environment lets developers focus on code while App Engine manages infrastructure concerns

Monitoring, Logging & Diagnostics
Google Stackdriver provides application diagnostics to debug and monitor the health and performance of apps

Application Versioning
Host different versions of applications, create development, test, staging, and production environments

Traffic Splitting
Route incoming requests to different app versions, A/B test, and do incremental feature rollouts

Application Security
Help safeguard applications by defining access rules with App Engine firewall and leverage managed SSL/TLS certificates* by default on a custom domain at no additional cost

Services Ecosystem
Tap a growing ecosystem of GCP services from applications including a suite of cloud developer tools

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Google App Engine Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Google App Engine is Google Cloud's platform-as-a-service offering. It features pay-per-use pricing and support for a broad array of programming languages.

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The most common users of Google App Engine are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).
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Naresh Chaudhary | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It's one of the best serverless platforms we used so far. We created a small web application on it to use as ATS and also set up an email server which worked very well with good performance and minimal administration. Their support team is superb as they addressed our queries so effectively and fast. It's also very good in terms of integration with other applications and existing infrastructure.
  • Email servers are good with email delivery in inbox.
  • It enables uploading data to web applications.
  • We're able to manage multiple applications with a single dashboard which has a great UI.
  • Some more documentation and tutorials would help a lot.
  • I would like to see integration with more open source applications.
  • I would like more options to choose different UI themes.
Google App Engine is a great platform to cater to the needs of different size organizations from small businesses to enterprise levels. Due to its great support and the large community, it can be deployed with minimum administration. It is also a great choice for businesses requiring an extra level of security.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Our organization uses Google App Engine for writing, deploying and testing the code as it requires minimal configuration for testing of code and the code gets covered even in production which is a plus point. It helps in mitigating the errors and deploying and testing the code seamlessly to production.
  • Apps get automatically scaled based on the users, more users more instances and app runs smoothly.
  • Debugging and monitoring applications is easy even in production it automatically debugs the code.
  • It supports a lot of languages like Java, Python, Php, Ruby, etc which adds to the ease of development.
  • For beginners, there is a learning curve that can be reduced by decluttering the functionalities.
  • For much big migrations it takes to a lot of time to deploy which can be reduced.
  • The scaling of applications based on the user count is not seamless and it requires improvement.
Google App Engine is a great tool for app building that provides support for a lot of languages and scalability options when the user base increases by creating parallel instances of the app which reduces the downtime. It automatically debugs the code even in the production as well as sandbox environments which reduces the risk of functionality breaking.
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have one significant web application. It is used by our entire R&D team across multiple departments as the primary platform for data analysis. We currently have our web application running on Google App Engine flexible as it gives us the ability to run the runtime we need to run.
  • Google App Engine is perfect for web applications running a number of services at scale.
  • App Engine is flexible enough to run any runtime using the flexible edition.
  • App Engine takes a lot of the work off of supporting and maintaining the application
  • App Engine could be a little easier to adopt, but it makes sense given the complexity of web applications.
Google App Engine is well suited for a multitude of scenarios. Although it can be harder to adopt then something like a 'lift and shift' approach to Compute Engine and using virtual machines, App Engine is well worth it. It is perfect for application and infrastructure modernization and it's power really comes from its integration with the rest of the suite of GCP products.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We're using Google App Engine to build and host our web application and backend across the organization. This helps us in building a highly scalable applications on a fully managed server-less platform.
  • It's very simple to integrate in the application.
  • Provides deployment history, so that you can switch back to any instance.
  • Fully scalable, so that you can add power as needed.
  • They can improve on their documentation.
  • Navigation can be made more simple.
  • Pricing can be reduced.
The fact that it is very easy to understand for a person who is making his/her first step into cloud technology. Auto scalable and managed totally by Google is also a great feature for a small team or a prototype application. So, if you want to get a system up and running quickly then this can be really handy.
Manjeet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[Google App Engine] was used by one department for serving various backend APIs.
Its portability and scalability were the main reasons we used it.
The app-engine manageability was totally on Google
  • Fully Managed by Google
  • Completely auto-scalable
  • Easy to deploy and monitor
  • We need to be careful while deployment, there are some drops of requests
  • Time in deployment is slightly high
  • Exceptions during deployment
If we have lightweight APIs with simple database interactions then app-engine is best suitable.
No manageability, just write code and deploy
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We deployed Moodle(LMS) and Odoo(ERP) applications on Google App Engine using Marketplace available configurations from Bitmani. We are using App Engine to host such client applications. The Google Marketplace saved us many hours of trying to configure these large applications ourselves.
  • Google's Marketplace is a great resource. I did not find this on other cloud services.
  • Google's billing system is easy and straightforward to understand.
  • Google's project based management of resources is good.
  • Google dashboard is not so helpful. It does not give a summary of the resource like in AWS.
  • Google console should have something like "Recently visited services" of AWS.
  • It is hard to install Google Cloud SDK.
Google App Engine is great for Kubernetes, since it's very stable and new releases come quickly. Google Marketplace saved a lot of time if standard open sources applications like Moodle has to be deployed and tested quickly.
Google App Engine is not good for beginners in cloud hosting, since it's hard to configure.
April 05, 2021

Good Service

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google App Engine (GAE) as part of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is being used across our entire SaaS product. It provides us with an enterprise level infrastructure that can be scaled as our business needs demand very quickly and easily. By not having to build and maintain our own on premise servers, it allows us to focus on our product rather than infrastructure.
  • Scale - we can scale instances up/down based on business needs allowing us to meet demand without wasting money for extra capacity
  • Cloud Task Queues
  • Documentation - The documentation across the board is lacking and often times out of date or just plain wrong.
  • Standard instances could provide better support for more tech stacks so that flex and/or custom instances are not required.
Google App Engine is especially well suited for situations where there is a variable workload during the day, e.g. inbound task processing with task queues. In this situation queues can be setup with parameters governing the process speed/scaling which allows you to easily balance performance with cost and meet a good balance.
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Google App Engine in production environment for some applications from our health care insurance model. It allows us to focus on developing applications while Google App Engine handles hosting. It is easy to deploy and run.
  • Serverless is easy to manage and scale up and down resources.
  • Ease to deploy.
  • Monitoring and troubleshooting are not so easy.
  • Creates vendor lock-in
Google App Engine is recommended for small and fast applications that scale, because of some lack of monitoring, it's not a better choice for critical applications with complex scenarios and integrations.
Google supports fast to answer, and the documentation is rich and always up to date.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We at our organisation use Google App Engine to test and deploy dynamic internal contents. As Google App Engine is able to work with multi language support, it is beneficial for small to large tasks wherever we require serverless infrastructure. It is easy to deploy and run comparing to full machine infrastructure, as Google App Engine is part of Google Cloud services, we can use it separately along with VM instances as well wherever required.
  • It is one of the best alternatives of full machine for small applications.
  • It takes less time to implement/deploy or run applications on GAE.
  • According to me, worst thing with GAE is it's very expensive when we compare with regular implementations.
  • It has fewer tutorials or documentations, so a little bit hard to implement at the first time.
Google App Engine is well suited for small applications where full customization like in regular machines is not required. It takes much less time to deploy and run in Google App Engine. It is auto-scalable, so Google App Engine could be used for applications which require less or high computing. It is not suited in most cases if the budget is low.
Google App Engine is powered by Google, so the quality of the product is always good, but sometimes, when Google App Engine gets a new update, one has to search a lot to fully implement according to the new update. There is no step-by-step process for the migration of the update. The rest is good!
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Google App Engine as a primary backend of our location-based application. We developed a mobile application to track our company cab live location tracking. So we were planning to store the data to the Google App Engine. From there, we fetch and show the data as reports in the other admin application.
  • It helped us to maintain mass data like live location data.
  • They offered some free quota as well.
  • We noticed that sometimes the backend returns the connection exception, but the data is inserted successfully in the database. This needs to resolve as per my experience on this.
Suitable backend engine for handling mass data insertion like live location tracking data of our office cab. This is the well-suited scenario of the Google App Engine in our application.
We raised some queries on the Google Developer Support Block and received the awesome responses to identify our mistake on the Google App Engine API.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google App Engine is used in the IT department to host the organization's website, manage the scaling as well as ongoing maintenance and updates, and to build the web application in PHP and Python, serverless, without the inhouse management of the website's underlying infrastructure and platform.
  • Google App Engine APIs to build and deploy the web app was straightforward and very easy.
  • Since Google App Engine is fully managed and serverless, the web app auto scales up and down based on the workload.
  • Google App Engine is expensive in the long run and cost adds up pretty quickly.
  • Since it is fully managed and serverless, you have no access to underlying infrastructure and OS that may be needed for some fine tuned and complex web apps.
It is a great 'startup' web application platform where you are looking at building a not to complex website that is fully managed without much internal IT staff. It is less appropriate when the web application is complex and you expect large database query sizes/index or workloads that needs a lot of compute, memory and network resources since it is expensive, being fully management and serverless.
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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Google App Engine to house many of our mission-critical web applications with zero downtime. It solves the need to have 100% uptime with no added long term equipment costs and additional IT support staff.
  • Ease to deploy.
  • Flexible ability to scale to meet increases in users.
  • Ability to program in various languages allowing for different development teams to work with it.
  • The ability to only run web applications. If it could also run self-executing non-web based applications it could be used more heavily.
  • It only allows the use of the Google Cloud store which limits the ability to use other cloud stores already in use in the enterprise.
  • It's a closed API that can lock into being dependent entirely on Google. There are many open-source projects ongoing that can help to alleviate.
If there is a need to deploy a web application on new equipment without purchasing hardware and requiring additional IT support, then App Engine will fit the need. The pricing is low and can be scaled to meet the needs.
We have not had to engage the premier support level, and the product has been so stable that the base level support has been sufficient.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Google App Engine is in use for nearly every internal system and tool that we have developed, as well as a large amount of systems and tools that we have developed for our customers. It is used by our development team to build integrations between systems, build web pages, build cron jobs and automation workflows, and really anything else we need.

Our internal IT team uses it to deploy other systems like a Grab and Go program for Chromebooks (open sourced) and time approval mechanisms.
  • Extremely low cost option for web page deployment. It so simple to prototype or even offer a service by using your favourite app servering platform like Django, Flask, etc.
  • Incredible scaling. App Engine scales up and down with ease, automatically, and never fails to serve your app.
  • Ease of deployment. Google documentation is clear and concise, plus it's extremely extensible. It's easy to learn how to do this!
  • Support. It's not frequent at all that we reach out with support questions, but it is sometimes hard to get answers.
  • Roadmap visibility. Transitions and deprecations are hard to track and therefore may be hard to plan for!
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.
Support could be better. There is so much self-help and documentation available for Google App Engine that it is easy to find answers, but if something is a real issue, it can be a hassle to work through support to get to the right person. Make sure to set up StackDriver!
Zachary Yaro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I enjoy using Google App Engine because it allows me to focus on developing applications while GAE handles hosting and scaling.
  • Multiple backend frameworks to choose from
  • Reasonable pricing and generous free quotas
  • Scalability
  • Not every language/framework is supported
  • Certain APIs have somewhat lower quotas
  • Google can choose to deprecate features at any time
Google App Engine (GAE) is great if you already want to work in a supported language, such as Python, and you do not want to worry about how your application will scale. It is less suited to an app where you want to use a more customized set of frameworks, an unsupported language, or a custom database solution—though Google Compute Engine can meet some of those needs. It is also obviously not a good choice if you want tight control over your servers.
Darshan YS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is used to develop and host web applications. It is very helpful in its versatility.
  • Monitoring and operations.
  • Backups.
  • SSL security.
  • Price.
  • No multi-threading.
Google App Engine is a very good app engine application for mid scale web applications whereas its a bit pricy for small applications for constant load applications and less powerful for largescale applications. The price point can be altered a little to increase the market in the small scale segment of the application.
The customer support for the search engine has been one of the major plus points in the service. The team has been very responsive in helping us solve any issues. I like the options available for us to choose the level of support. It is very convenient for smaller companies to have the flexibility to opt for different levels of service.
August 19, 2019

App Engine!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Google App Engine to program in Python for data collection and data mining. This is solely being used for engineering and development. It solves the issue of having to manage your own server and allows your apps to be accessed from anywhere there is a computer and internet access. This makes it convenient for sharing between coworkers.
  • Coding environment
  • Create test environments
  • Have a history of all builds
  • Not free
This PaaS is great because you can access your programs and builds anywhere with a computer and internet connection. It's relatively cheap and easy to use. It supports everything I needed so far.
I haven't had to use their support line as there is a forum with helpful people answering all your questions. Check stackoverflow or google groups for google app engine.
August 18, 2019

App Engine Review!

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
App Engine is a fantastic service for developers who want to be able to run their code in an environment that they do not have to provision -- there is no manual server configuration or maintenance, etc, and all the developer needs to be concerned about is how their code works.
  • Removes the need for manual server configuration, management, orchestration, etc
  • Interfaces incredibly well with other GCP services, like Cloud Functions and Firebase
  • It is not the most cost-efficient hosting provider and could continue to improve from a cost basis
  • Google's UI can be confusing for newcomers when managing an App Engine deployment
App Engine is well suited to customers who want to use Google Cloud as their primary cloud service and is similar in role to Elastic Beanstalk from AWS and App Service from Azure. It's particularly suited to developers with standard needs (e.g. nothing so sophisticated that manual server management would be necessary) who value the simplicity over deeper customizability.
Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It serves all our traffic to end users, which is basically one of the most important things for our organization.
  • Serving traffic to end users. It can scale automatically when traffic spikes.
  • The standard environment has some limitations, but it encourages you to write "scalable" code.
  • With Flexible Environment, you can serve any Docker container you want, still taking advantage of auto scaling.
  • Easy integration with other Google Cloud products, e.g. Datastore, Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage, etc.
  • Flexible environment needs scaling to zero and support for all APIs available in Standard Environment like ndb for Python and Task Queue.
  • Standard Environment needs to update some outdated libraries like lxml for Python.
  • Instance pricing of Standard Environment could be lowered, since it wasn't updated for many years.
It's a good use case to use App Engine when you need to serve traffic to large amount of users, but you should avoid doing any computation on it. It's better to use Compute Engine or Dataflow to process your data. It has a free tier so it's very useful for non-yet-existing startups.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Google App Engine for content distribution of digital publishing assets as well as analytics and authentication services for a wide array of platforms. The whole organization uses Google App Engine in some capacity or another. The business problems it addresses are virtualizing services and abstracting away server configuration, load balancing, software updates and everything else we would have to do to set up the same infrastructure on a classic web server stack. Google App Engine has expedited our development and deployment processes tremendously so we can continue innovating with new services, getting them up and running quickly, while trusting that our existing services are running on a rock solid cloud platform backend.
  • 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.
  • Documentation does not always keep up with the latest changes to the service. Google App Engine has undergone a lot of changes these past couple of years. At times, we were surprised to find out that something we didn't think was possible was, or, conversely, something that was supposed to work fine which had been deprecated. We also ended up using some undocumented features and weren't sure whether they would keep working or not.
  • Price. Google App Engine isn't cheap. But, you get what you pay for. Rock solid service, great tools, at a hefty price.
  • Difficult to tell how to optimize costs. We racked up the expenses and it is still a mystery where all the costs are being incurred.
  • Some intimidating or arcane aspects of configuration. Most of it was a breeze but every now and then something would be pretty far out and require a few of us developers putting our heads together to figure it out.
  • Sometimes required reading source code to figure out how to do something. Not a ton of examples of how to do various things, nor Stack Overflow posts, at least in the beginning. I imagine this will change as the community grows. But sometimes it felt like we were all alone trying to figure out how to do things.
Google App Engine is great if you want to rapidly build and deploy web services and you have the money to spend. It's also great if you have a team of developers, or at least 2 or 3, so if you get stuck then you have multiple people looking into it and trying to figure out how to proceed. It is less well-suited to a small startup looking to save cash, or to an individual developer who may get stuck on something and be totally blocked for days or weeks.
Documentation is excellent and it is also possible to engage with the Google App Engine team if you are chosen by them, but I dock two points because if you are not chosen as a "test case" then they may be difficult to get ahold of, and because the documentation continues to change.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google App Engine is used by my organization's web development department. We use Google App Engine to build and quality assess new web apps that the department is working on because it requires no new infrastructure or servers. We are able to effectively test the app's scalability without having to pay large fees to do so.
  • The scalability testing of Google App Engine is top notch. You can quickly and efficiently test if your new app will support millions of users.
  • Google App Engine is an out-of-box platform, in that it allows the user to begin development and testing immediately, with no further services needed.
  • Google App Engine's version controlling allows for effective quality assurance. If you make a mistake and the app breaks, you can rollback the update and debug.
  • With a 99.9+% uptime, Google App Engine is very reliable (as are all Google products).
  • Google App Engine has its own version of SQL called GQL which is inferior to straight SQL. This means a steeper learning curve.
  • The documentation on best practices for the platform is lacking.
  • No support for C# is a frustrating limitation.
Google App Engine is well suited for building and quality assuring an app that you expect will receive heavy traffic. With the click of a button, the engine can simulate 10 million users being active on the app. This can serve as great feedback as you work to scale your product.
Most of the support comes in the form of help articles, as is standard with Google. I have not needed further support. There are also many independent resources, on the web and on Youtube, to help when needed.
Hil Liao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

We are currently evaluating Google App engine as a platform as a service to our customers. The Google App Engine cloud endpoints is equivalent to Microsoft Azure's web apps or API apps. We are impressed with its ability to deploy Java or Python based RestFul API directly to Cloud endpoints. I coded the logic in the RestFul API to access Google's Cloud DataStore (kind-entity-property type of data store). Google's SDK made it easy to integrate its App Engine with its storage solutions. I have not tried its Cloud Bigtable from Cloud endpoints but I'm sure it's on our next task list.

Google App Engine's primary programming language is Java. I tried JetBrain's IntelliJ IDEA for managing Google App engine cloud endpoint projects. I used the community edition, which had less support for Google App Engine Cloud endpoint. The enterprise edition should have better support.

For those who prefer to use Python, JetBrains may have just released PyCharm for $99. Nothing comes for free. If you work at a company that has those licenses, you should feel lucky. Having a good IDE is critical to productivity. It has a "PyCharm Free Educational (Classroom) License" for free.

  • Auto scale application load.
  • Platform as a Service feature abstracts the web server layer.
  • Perfect for Android or iOS app server logic development.
  • Connect to different Google storage types.
  • Able to use C# as the programming language in its SDK.
  • Integration with Visual studio C# for using Google app engine cloud endpoint SDK.
  • Documentation on choosing a IDE to get started. Doing things in the command line is too basic. It's good to know them but having a sophisticated IDE is the next step to achieve higher productivity.
  • What kind of data store do you plan to use for your server side application? Make sure Google App Engine SDK supports them.
  • Will your server applications be REST based? Think about using cloud endpoint.
  • Do you plan to use a JSP page with servlet class?
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We developed and deployed a basic app via Google App Engine in order to evaluate their serverless architecture. Development and deployment were mostly pain free, and we were able to quickly go live with a scalable solution where we didn't have to worry about infrastructure, using the language of our choice (many are supported).
  • Supports all popular languages (and you can even bring your own language runtime)
  • Built-in automatic scaling is great
  • Lags behind competing platforms (Azure, AWS) in terms of features
  • Less documentation, examples, etc. as compared to competitors' platforms
I would say that Google App Engine is worth a look, however it doesn't seem to be as full-featured or popular as competing platforms such as AWS and Azure. It also feels a little dated in general. That said, it's still a solid platform and we were able to get live and running with little trouble.
Robert Christian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
[It's being used for] Testing across various departments (Skunkworks. POCs, including Apigee API Gateway).
  • Client SDK and examples for integrating with services (Datastore/Storage/Pub/Sub).
  • Lightweight deployment code/config (lightweight YAML).
  • Autoscale (configuration and runtime).
  • Flexible runtimes.
  • Missing scheduler as a service. Has static cron, but no fault-tolerant, dynamic scheduling as a service. Azure has this.
  • Documentation. Documentation can be stale, to terse, cumbersome to navigate.
  • Deploy time and CI. Azure has Git hooks and auto update built in. So from commit to live can be under one minute. GCP more manual, and closer to 5+ min for same.
Well suited: Prototype. Test. App scale. Small team. Less well suited. When higher (more granular) level of control is needed, AWS is still superior.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Google Apps seems to be the choice for our designers over Office 365, we have had to implement it as a solution in order to please them. It is mostly being used for email because of the ability to tie in with MAC OS and bind to their workflow bouncing between Adobe CC and OSx.
  • Works with OSx
  • Creates cohesive workflow
  • Allows for easy collaboration
  • Sheets is not as robust as Excel.
  • Hangouts seems to lack some of the resolution you get with Skype.
  • It does not tie well with AD when using another solution like Office 365.
Google Apps would work really well in the SMB environments, in a business looking to switch fully to Google only as the solution it could work really well. Cost wise it is cheaper than Office 365 and adds value when it comes to the licensing cost of Microsoft office and Exchange.
Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
We use it across the organization to host various internal projects and for a variety of support-level tools we use in house. Mostly PHP and NodeJS apps, some are pre-built apps that run great on app engine, others are built in house and are tailored to very specific needs that various groups or clients need.
  • Very flexible, runs PHP, Node, Java, Go, etc.
  • Standard environments with regards to the stack being used.
  • Now part of Google Cloud.
  • Documentation for certain things is lacking.
  • Better tutorials for certain stacks.
Getting certain apps to run on App Engine can be a hassle, but if you start building something on App Engine, it's very robust and easily integrates with other Google Cloud offerings. There are, however, tutorials for getting WordPress up and running on AppEngine. Also Laravel is pretty slick with App Engine.
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