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- Scalability (31)8.888%
- Platform access control (30)8.383%
- Development environment creation (28)8.282%
- Platform management overhead (31)7.878%
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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.
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
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
Host different versions of applications, create development, test, staging, and production environments
Route incoming requests to different app versions, A/B test, and do incremental feature rollouts
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
Tap a growing ecosystem of GCP services from applications including a suite of cloud developer tools
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- 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- Standard Environment needs to update some outdated libraries like lxml for Python.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 serves traffic very well with almost zero down time – it's always positive impact.
- Scaling -- you just focus on writing your code without worrying about how to scale it.
- Versioning -- you can deploy multiple versions of your app and run them at the same time to perform QA, internal testing, public testing, a/b testing, etc.
- Datastore -- very scalable as long as you understand limitations, can write tens of thousands of entities from e.g. Dataflow/Apache Beam without any issues, and they are immediately ready to be served to end users.
- Migration to 2nd gen runtimes is hard, but they do provide a lot of benefit as well (ability to run any compiled code).
- No (good) full text search solution. While you can scale the datastore as much as you want, you have to go for third party solutions (e.g. elasticsearch) for full text search. Built-in Search API (which is not available on second-gen runtimes) is very limited and does not perform well.
- Robust email system.
- Easy to understand document sharing.
- The calendar integrates well with email.
- The Apps have limitations. Be sure you are OK with those limitations before you install. Google has not been responsive to feature requests.
- Managing Calendar without a third-party tool is nearly impossible.
- Integration with Active Directory is kludgy at best. Do NOT expect the integration to be smooth or the functionality robust.
- We save money on web conferencing by using a few thousand Hangouts per month.
- Google provides best-in-class spam filtering and eliminates the need for a separate (expensive) application to manage unwanted email.
- Adding Users
- Modifying user profiles
- ANYTHING in Calendar - third-party tool required.
- Integrate with AD - very cumbersome