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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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

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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Our organization uses Google App Engine for writing, deploying and testing the code as it requires minimal configuration for testing of code and the code gets covered even in production which is a plus point. It helps in mitigating the errors and deploying and testing the code seamlessly to production.
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have one significant web application. It is used by our entire R&D team across multiple departments as the primary platform for data analysis. We currently have our web application running on Google App Engine flexible as it gives us the ability to run the runtime we need to run.
Rudolph Pereira | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We deployed Moodle(LMS) and Odoo(ERP) applications on Google App Engine using Marketplace available configurations from Bitmani. We are using App Engine to host such client applications. The Google Marketplace saved us many hours of trying to configure these large applications ourselves.
April 05, 2021

Good Service

Score 10 out of 10
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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 enterprise level infrastructure that can be scaled as our business needs demand very quickly and easily. By not having to build and maintain our own on premise servers, it allows us to focus on our product rather than infrastructure.
Kadu Barral | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using Google App Engine in production environment for some applications from our health care insurance model. It allows us to focus on developing applications while Google App Engine handles hosting. It is easy to deploy and run.
Score 7 out of 10
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We at our organisation use Google App Engine to test and deploy dynamic internal contents. As Google App Engine is able to work with multi language support, it is beneficial for small to large tasks wherever we require serverless infrastructure. It is easy to deploy and run comparing to full machine infrastructure, as Google App Engine is part of Google Cloud services, we can use it separately along with VM instances as well wherever required.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using Google App Engine as a primary backend of our location-based application. We developed a mobile application to track our company cab live location tracking. So we were planning to store the data to the Google App Engine. From there, we fetch and show the data as reports in the other admin application.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google App Engine is used in the IT department to host the organization's website, manage the scaling as well as ongoing maintenance and updates, and to build the web application in PHP and Python, serverless, without the inhouse management of the website's underlying infrastructure and platform.
Tristan Dobbs | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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Google App Engine is in use for nearly every internal system and tool that we have developed, as well as a large amount of systems and tools that we have developed for our customers. It is used by our development team to build integrations between systems, build web pages, build cron jobs and automation workflows, and really anything else we need.

Our internal IT team uses it to deploy other systems like a Grab and Go program for Chromebooks (open sourced) and time approval mechanisms.
August 19, 2019

App Engine!

Score 10 out of 10
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I use Google App Engine to program in Python for data collection and data mining. This is solely being used for engineering and development. It solves the issue of having to manage your own server and allows your apps to be accessed from anywhere there is a computer and internet access. This makes it convenient for sharing between coworkers.
August 18, 2019

App Engine Review!

Joshua Dickson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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App Engine is a fantastic service for developers who want to be able to run their code in an environment that they do not have to provision -- there is no manual server configuration or maintenance, etc, and all the developer needs to be concerned about is how their code works.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Google App Engine for content distribution of digital publishing assets as well as analytics and authentication services for a wide array of platforms. The whole organization uses Google App Engine in some capacity or another. The business problems it addresses are virtualizing services and abstracting away server configuration, load balancing, software updates and everything else we would have to do to set up the same infrastructure on a classic web server stack. Google App Engine has expedited our development and deployment processes tremendously so we can continue innovating with new services, getting them up and running quickly, while trusting that our existing services are running on a rock solid cloud platform backend.
Score 9 out of 10
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Google App Engine is used by my organization's web development department. We use Google App Engine to build and quality assess new web apps that the department is working on because it requires no new infrastructure or servers. We are able to effectively test the app's scalability without having to pay large fees to do so.
Hil Liao | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are currently evaluating Google App engine as a platform as a service to our customers. The Google App Engine cloud endpoints is equivalent to Microsoft Azure's web apps or API apps. We are impressed with its ability to deploy Java or Python based RestFul API directly to Cloud endpoints. I coded the logic in the RestFul API to access Google's Cloud DataStore (kind-entity-property type of data store). Google's SDK made it easy to integrate its App Engine with its storage solutions. I have not tried its Cloud Bigtable from Cloud endpoints but I'm sure it's on our next task list.

Google App Engine's primary programming language is Java. I tried JetBrain's IntelliJ IDEA for managing Google App engine cloud endpoint projects. I used the community edition, which had less support for Google App Engine Cloud endpoint. The enterprise edition should have better support.

For those who prefer to use Python, JetBrains may have just released PyCharm for $99. Nothing comes for free. If you work at a company that has those licenses, you should feel lucky. Having a good IDE is critical to productivity. It has a "PyCharm Free Educational (Classroom) License" for free.

Score 7 out of 10
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We developed and deployed a basic app via Google App Engine in order to evaluate their serverless architecture. Development and deployment were mostly pain free, and we were able to quickly go live with a scalable solution where we didn't have to worry about infrastructure, using the language of our choice (many are supported).
Score 8 out of 10
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Google Apps seems to be the choice for our designers over Office 365, we have had to implement it as a solution in order to please them. It is mostly being used for email because of the ability to tie in with MAC OS and bind to their workflow bouncing between Adobe CC and OSx.
Tyler Longren | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Reseller
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We use it across the organization to host various internal projects and for a variety of support-level tools we use in house. Mostly PHP and NodeJS apps, some are pre-built apps that run great on app engine, others are built in house and are tailored to very specific needs that various groups or clients need.
Andre Masson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Google App Engine (GAE) is the core engine for a specialized web application in-house product. The web application allows the sales department staff to produce reporting, follow up regarding multiple deposit amounts, do the link between Google Drive (as a hosting cloud) and electronic signatures of clients. The web app is also responsible for the "after sales" process and also allows us to maintain the customers' database.