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Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Zachary Yaro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Darshan YS | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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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.
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Stephen Groat | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Google App Engine (GAE) is a platform for serverless deployments that is great for first time cloud users. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is a great "first cloud" product, and GAE continues this trend by being easy to configure and get running quickly. Infrastructure as Code (IaC) features are also available, making enterprise deployments possible.
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Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 18, 2019

App Engine Review!

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Dmitry Sadovnychyi | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Hil Liao | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • 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?
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Hung Vu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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With Google App Engine we do not need to be concerned about the underlying infrastructure such as creating and maintaining the server, scaling up and down, and the deployment process. So it is well suited for applications that use a standard stack or if your application needs to interact with other Google services. When we need a more flexible and customizable server we need other services such as Google Virtual Machine.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 28, 2019

Good Service

Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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For someone new diving into cloud services,Google App Engine is a better option than AWS and Microsoft simply because it's easier to navigate and there isn't any code modification needed to get your code up on the cloud. The documents are fairly easy to follow and the code samples are very useful.
Google App Engine feels like its a bit pricier than it's AWS counterpart though and the whole idea of a free tier isn't that clear like AWS.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 19, 2019

App Engine!

Score 10 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 4 out of 10
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The best scenario for using Google App Engine within a business department or business unit is when the entire unit is aware of its existence and is actively trying to include their work stream through the Google App Engine. If people are working independently then the Google App Engine is not a efficient.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Andre Masson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Scenarios where Google App Engine is well suited:
  • Allows endpoints for automatic email retrieval process which acts as long running jobs processes
  • "Cron" like web process launchable through simple endpoint URL
  • Java Spring MVC web application or RESTful web services integrated with single page applications (SPA)
Scenarios where it is less appropriate:
  • If your web application requires a short starting time GAE does not perform fast startups. However once started the web app has constant and stable processing speed
  • If the development team is looking for very well integrated product suite (like IDE well integrated with the backend server) then GAE requires much more improvements
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Marco Biagiotti | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 15, 2017

Be fast. Be scalable.

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Google App Engine completely removes server management from your tasks and it automatically does auto scaling and creates new instances as needed in a high availability context. So if you need to be flexible, not so much concerned by server management and fast in scaling is wonderful. If you want something exclusive and more customized it could be quite difficult to use Google App Engine.
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Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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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.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Ease of building user interfaces (15)
8.3
Scalability (28)
8.9
Platform management overhead (28)
8.1
Workflow engine capability (21)
7.4
Platform access control (27)
7.9
Services-enabled integration (25)
7.9
Development environment creation (25)
8.7
Development environment replication (24)
8.6
Issue monitoring and notification (25)
8.4
Issue recovery (24)
8.2
Upgrades and platform fixes (25)
8.5

About 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

Pricing

  • Does not have featureFree Trial Available?No
  • Has featureFree or Freemium Version Available?Yes
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No

Google App Engine Technical Details

Operating Systems: Unspecified
Mobile Application:No