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

Cloud
Per Hour Per Instance

Max Price

$0.30

Cloud
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

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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

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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Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • App Engine can scale basically infinitely so our users can always expect fast responsiveness.
  • App Engine has saved us money by only using the resources we need when we need them.
  • The security and IAM policies surrounding App Engine have saved a lot of head aches.
April 05, 2021

Good Service

Score 10 out of 10
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  • It has been a positive move for us allowing us to focus on product rather than infrastructure.
  • Using GAE and GCP overall provides a level of validation with potential clients that also brings value to the business.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
Review Source
  • Google App Engine had positive impact on ROI by reducing the time it takes to create, deploy and maintain web applications.
  • Positive impact on ROI and positive impact on business by reducing CapEx needed for running the business website.
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • App Engine has allowed to deploy critical applications without procuring new hardware and performing the set up/installation in a long period of time.
  • We were able to release a cost savings of over 50K in a six month period based on not having to acquire hardware and adding support.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
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  • App Engine has reduced the cost of deploying internal systems on full VMs.
  • App Engine has reduced internal support on systems where a full OS would have taken much more management.
  • Sub-minute billing has reduced the cost of using another Cloud platform when times of heavy activity would have increased our costs unnecessarily.
Zachary Yaro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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  • The generous free quotas allow me to take risks that might not be financially viable were I paying more for hosting.
  • One downside is I find I hit the free quota for the Channel API more frequently than other APIs, and that one in particular is important as more users expect applications to provide real-time updates.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Positive impact: Google App Engine let us rapidly build and deploy web services which support an array of applications across mobile and web platforms. We have found the services to be highly reliable and have been overall very satisfied with the level of stability, security and functionality we've achieved.
  • Negative impact: We are dissatisfied with the seemingly-unnecessary level of complexity in some areas which has made code hand-off difficult. It has taken developers many months to learn the ins and outs of Google App Engine and understand the complex infrastructure of our services and so when someone has never worked on these services before, there can be a sizable ramp up time. So while it was very quick to build, it is not always obvious or apparent how to make modifications or how everything works together. There is a bit of "magic" involved where you have to really understand the system to see why, counter-intuitively, certain things happen the way they do.
  • Positive impact: We've had the flexibility to implement certain features which we thought would be unsupported or too difficult to achieve with Google App Engine. So it has allowed us to do some very cool things that we were surprised were possible.
  • Negative impact: It's very expensive, and combined with the extra time spent in development trying to figure out some of the more arcane aspects of Google App Engine, it is hard to know whether we could have saved money by choosing a different platform provider, but it seems likely.
Hil Liao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Positive: Customers with Java, Python code base may choose to use Google app engine over Microsoft Azure for deploying their web applications.
  • Negative: Customers with C# ASP.NET web application code base may choose not to use Google app engine due to lack of C# support in the SDK.
  • Positive: pricing is 10% more competitive compared to Microsoft Azure and %48 more competitive compared to Amazon AWS.
Andre Masson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • For a small enterprise with appropriate software engineer the ROI is excellent because the cost of GAE usage is very low compare to the quatity of information it can process in a day to day basis.
  • GAE allows custom powerful API usage but this can be a double-edged sword because you are binding your application with this particular product.