Google App Engine

Google App Engine

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Score 8.4 out of 100
Google App Engine

Overview

Recent Reviews

Great for small teams

8 out of 10
June 02, 2021
We're using Google App Engine to build and host our web application and backend across the organization. This helps us in building a …
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Good Service

10 out of 10
April 05, 2021
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 …
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App Engine!

10 out of 10
August 19, 2019
I use Google App Engine to program in Python for data collection and data mining. This is solely being used for engineering and …
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Awards

TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2020
TrustRadius Award Top Rated 2018

Popular Features

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Scalability (30)

8.8
88%

Platform access control (29)

8.1
81%

Development environment creation (27)

7.7
77%

Platform management overhead (30)

7.1
71%

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Pricing

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Starting Price

$0.05

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Per Hour Per Instance

Max Price

$0.30

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Per Hour Per Instance

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Features Scorecard

Platform-as-a-Service

8.0
80%

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

Popular Languages
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

Google App Engine Integrations

Google App Engine Competitors

Google App Engine Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Comparisons

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

What are Google App Engine's top competitors?

CloudFoundry are common alternatives for Google App Engine.

What is Google App Engine's best feature?

Reviewers rate Issue monitoring and notification highest, with a score of 8.9.

Who uses Google App Engine?

The most common users of Google App Engine are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Ratings

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Score 9 out of 10
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For our organization, we selected Google App Engine which provides a reliable and efficient way to create and deploy apps moreover it supports a lot of languages and provides automatic debugging of code which enables us to deploy code to production as soon as development is completed using Google Stack Driver Diagnostics.
Score 8 out of 10
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If you have a small team which is also responsible for development of the product then surely go for it. And if you have a larger team with dedicated person to take care of deployments. Go for cheaper options such as compute engine or AWS (be sure to do your research on pricing and features comparison).
April 05, 2021

Good Service

Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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You can create and scale Kubernetes clusters quickly, but you have to keep an eye on that cluster. In-App Engine, you don't have to worry about infrastructure, but in some scenarios, Kubernetes fits better.
Score 9 out of 10
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Azure App Service is in par with Google App Engine although you may want to use Azure App Service if you are integrating with other Microsoft IT components, for example SQL Server. Google App Engine is great when in long run, you will be using Google cloud components, for example Google Pub/Sub, Google BigQuery. Redhat OpenShift, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and IBM Cloud Foundry are open sources solutions and are great when you need more control over your underlying middleware stack, whether fully managed or managed.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
App Engine is a much more streamlined system than EC2. There is a fundamental difference between them, but they are used for basically the same thing as far a I could tell -- to serve applications EC2 is certainly more complicated, but if offers more machine-level control if that's what you need. It can tend to cost more as well. App Engine is far more straightforward but there are limitations if you need to change the environment. But even then, Google Compute Engine also compares to EC2 and stays within GCP.
Darshan YS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Google App Engine is very easy to use and mostly up to date makes it compatible with all old and new devices. The applications are very interactive and the prices are accessible for most users. The prices tend to get slightly expensive as we head on towards higher data-consuming web applications.
August 19, 2019

App Engine!

Score 10 out of 10
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The two giants are Google and Amazon. Both are very similar however Google App Engine allows you to deploy your web applications through platforms like Python where as if you're using AWS, you have full control on the operating system services. Google is good because you pay as you use it where as AWS, you get charged a minimum fee plus usage. I'm sure both support teams are very good.
August 18, 2019

App Engine Review!

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We commonly decide between App Service, Elastic Beanstalk, and App Engine. Normally, we do not have a strong preference for the services, it really comes down to whether or not there are other factors drawing us toward a particular platform. In the case of App Engine, it is a great choice for situations that leverage other Google Cloud products, like Firebase.
Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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You can spawn up your own cluster using Kubernetes or Container Engine which will scale automatically when configured properly, but you have to keep an eye on that cluster. In App Engine you don't have to worry about it at all, just ship your code and it will run.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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AWS and Heroku are both great, and I use them both extensively for different projects. Google App Engine was chosen because it is much more innovative than AWS, and because Heroku specializes in Ruby on Rails. Even though Heroku supports Java and other services, we feel Google App Engine is much more robust than Heroku, and simply more technologically advanced (modern, using contemporary/cutting edge technology) than AWS.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
We chose Google App Engine because it supplies the most infrastructure per dollar spent. It's much more expensive to use Amazon EC2 to scale to over a million users. Also, the engine's narrow language support system, while somewhat limiting, makes getting started quickly much easier. It's possible to start testing your app almost immediately, with very little setup required.
Hil Liao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Windows Azure
Compared with Microsoft Azure, Google App Engine requires a more complicated development environment setup. It's not as simple as using Visual Studio 2015 with Azure SDK. There are multiple IDE on the market to choose from for developing apps for Google App Engine. JetBrains may have the best IDE.

Consider the data store your web applications will need. If it's a brand new v1 application, look at the storage offerings from Microsoft Azure, Amazon, Google. It's quite difficult to connect to Amazon's or Microsoft Azure's storage from web applications running in Google App Engine.
Score 7 out of 10
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I think that Microsoft and Amazon are simply investing more in their offerings, and there are a bunch of cool PaaS solutions out there as well. Google App Engine is solid, and is probably the right choice for some projects. But ultimately one should evaluate each platform based on their specific project's needs.
Robert Christian | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Azure - too Windows. Do not want IIS or Windows OS. AWS - too much configuration for the tasks at hand. Heroku - too simple and too expensive and lacking features. Pythonanywhere - lacking features.
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Apps is great for environments where the need for a more robust platform is not necessary if you are looking to have email and cloud collaboration enablement of your working staff. From the stand point of using both, I can see the value of both but it really depends on the use case and needs of the users in the environment to determine what is a better fit.
Andre Masson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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With GAE it's a matter of "code your app and deploy it". You don't care on what servers or on how many servers it runs. System administration is done for you. With AWS you still have to be a system administrator with good knowledge and undestanding of load balancers, database instances, etc.
Score 7 out of 10
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We left Lotus Notes for the (more versatile) Google Apps. We could never recommend the closed architecture of Lotus Notes. We have evaluated Office 365 and believe the product is compelling. So compelling, that we may consider a platform change…