Solid solution, maybe not as great as the competition
August 02, 2018

Solid solution, maybe not as great as the competition

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google App Engine

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).
  • Supports all popular languages (and you can even bring your own language runtime)
  • Built-in automatic scaling is great
  • Lags behind competing platforms (Azure, AWS) in terms of features
  • Less documentation, examples, etc. as compared to competitors' platforms
  • Easy enough to get up and running; speedy prototyping and deployment which saved us time and money
  • Automatic scaling meant for less issues after going live
I think that Microsoft and Amazon are simply investing more in their offerings, and there are a bunch of cool PaaS solutions out there as well. Google App Engine is solid, and is probably the right choice for some projects. But ultimately one should evaluate each platform based on their specific project's needs.
I would say that Google App Engine is worth a look, however it doesn't seem to be as full-featured or popular as competing platforms such as AWS and Azure. It also feels a little dated in general. That said, it's still a solid platform and we were able to get live and running with little trouble.

Google App Engine Feature Ratings

Ease of building user interfaces
Not Rated
Platform management overhead
Workflow engine capability
Platform access control
Not Rated
Services-enabled integration
Not Rated
Development environment creation
Development environment replication
Issue monitoring and notification
Not Rated
Issue recovery
Not Rated
Upgrades and platform fixes
Not Rated