Google App Engine

Google App Engine

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Google App Engine


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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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Platform access control (29)


Development environment creation (27)


Platform management overhead (30)


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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

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

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.

CloudFoundry are common alternatives for Google App Engine.

Reviewers rate Issue monitoring and notification highest, with a score of 9.

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


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August 19, 2019

App Engine!

Score 10 out of 10
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Google App Engine is very intuitive. It has the common programming language most would use. Google is a dependable name and I have not had issues with their servers being down....ever. You can safely use their service and store your data on their servers without worrying about downtime or loss of data.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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Google App Engine continues to change the API (while typically retaining backwards compatibility) so you have to keep up to date, slightly decreasing the usability of the service. Once you know how to do something, the usability is generally great, and there are a lot of resources. However, the fact it is changing so much means that the service is not as straightforward as it would be with an older and more time-tested system. There are times when I've found a guide for doing something in Google App Engine only to find out that it is not the preferred way of doing it any more.
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User
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As soon as you navigate around in the Apps interface, you will see that it is easy to use. So easy, that new sysadmins can get fooled into thinking it is not powerful. Be careful what you click. A small checkbox can shut down your entire organization's email!
October 09, 2015

Good App Engine (GAE)

Score 8 out of 10
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The overall plus is the ease of use – you need way less system administration knowledge, and even if you have it, you need to do much less in order to have a real-world-ready application.