Google Cloud Pub/Sub Reviews

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September 22, 2020
Partha Protim Pegu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Google Cloud Pub is currently being used in our organization for sending and receiving messages between various applications. It is used by our team of developers to implement asynchronous workflows, stream data from processes and various devices. It is also used in distributing the data as event notifications by decoupling senders and receivers.
  • Easy access and, with IAM permissions, security is very tight
  • Low latency, high throughput
  • Uncapped storage bandwidth
  • It is still using old technologies like MySQL with lower number of extensions.
  • Documentation is poor.
  • Poor customer support
Google Cloud Pub/Sub is well suited in Google Compute Engine instances. Large sets of data can be distributed efficiently. It is based on topic, subscription, message concepts. So, an application can place an order on a topic and can be processed by groups of workers. Lots of processing and augmentation has to open before the data goes into Pub. If we want all of the augmentation to be done in BigQuery, then it is a big headache. In our present scenario, it is very time-consuming and needs improvement/tweaks.
The support is a big concern for Google Cloud Pub/Sub. It is not that mature when compared to many of its competitors like RabbitMQ. So, support has to be good. Mostly the support team would be on radio silence and constantly changing contacts which are not good signs considering the brand name.
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October 26, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Google Cloud Pub/Sub is used for processing scheduled tasks, sending notifications to clients and other background job execution. It helps in the point-in-time queue to send notifications to customers. As a team lead, I helped my team to transition
from the legacy queue system to the Google Cloud Pub/Sub real-time system to capture Play billing
alerts in real time.
  • Queue Caching
  • Notification Service
  • Background Task
  • Priority Queue is a missing feature
Every Google Play billing console user who handles subscriptions at scale should definitely adopt pub/sub for seamless processing.
Good customer support and technical assistance
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December 14, 2019
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our company currently uses Pub/Sub to reliably queue up messages that arrive rapidly from multiple instances. It's a very technical product and really only used by the development team rather than company-wide. The primary problem it addresses for us is its ability to handle scale and resilience in the case of errors.
  • Highly scalable.
  • Queues messages for up to 7 days if not acknowledged.
  • Would be nice if the queue could be extended beyond 7 days.
  • We found it a bit tricky replay unacknowledged messages when needed.
Scenarios where GCP Pub/Sub is well suited:
- Companies processing large amounts of data where eventual consistency is acceptable and the ability to recover from loss desirable.
- Companies already working with other GCP products (it integrates well with other products in the ecosystem).

Scenarios where GCP Pub/Sub is less well suited:
- If you're not queuing a huge amount of data it's probably overkill.
They have decent documentation, but you need to pay for support. We weren't able to answer all our questions with the documentation and didn't have time to setup support before we needed it so I can't give it a higher rating but I think it tends to be a bit slow unless you're a GCP enterprise support customer.
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October 18, 2019
Cameron Gable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We have a highly distributed system of batch jobs. We use Google Cloud Pub/Sub in order to communicate between our front-end, orchestration software, and VMs running batch workloads. It serves as a key piece under the hood for running jobs for scientists and it allows us to distribute our workloads across specialized VMs.
  • A hands-off approach to publishing messages and subscribing to topics.
  • Easy to use APIs.
  • Useful, simple UI on cloud console to send messages for debugging, etc.
  • I can't think of missing functionality, but added functionality is always nice!
Pub/Sub is perfect for all distributed systems. Whether it be services talking to each other, being the middleman between applications and Cloud Functions, or sending messages between standalone VMs that rely on one another, Pub/Sub makes it easy to communicate between pieces. It is ideal as a publication/subscription software as a service.
I have not received support for Pub/Sub in the past or sought out unavailable features.
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What is Google Cloud Pub/Sub?

Google offers Cloud Pub/Sub, a managed message oriented middleware supporting many-to-many asynchronous messaging between applications.

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