Google Pub/Sub review & usage with FinOps
July 19, 2022

Google Pub/Sub review & usage with FinOps

Mehdi Bettiche | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Google Cloud Pub/Sub

We mainly use Google Cloud Pub/Sub with cloud functions and google scheduler to handle FinOps subjects. For example :
- Stopping a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) using a cloud scheduler that publishes to a pub/sub topic which then triggers a python function that changes GKE configurations.
- Stopping a Google SQL database using Google scheduler and Google Cloud Pub/Sub.
  • Pub/Sub UI
  • Pub/Sub subscriptions & message retrieval.
  • Integration with BigQuery & Cloud Storage.
  • Debugging
  • Error screening
  • Handling messages with a managed solution.
  • Integration with other GCP services.
  • Since it integrates in our FinOps solution, we have positive impact on the billing.
  • Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) and RabbitMQ
Having used Amazon Web Services SNS & SQS I can say that even if the latter may offer more features, Google Cloud Pub/Sub is easier to use. On the other hand, usage of SNS & SQS as well as documentation and troubleshooting is easier with the AWS solution.
Since we are not using GCP only for Pub/Sub the choice depends on other variables.

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Using Google Cloud Pub/Sub will mainly depend on the cloud platform used. Our client didn't choose GCP for Google Cloud Pub/Sub, if we went with AWS we would be using SNS/SQS (obviously). However, Google Cloud Pub/Sub is a better solution in the GCP services compared to self-managed solutions such as RabbitMQ for instance (it is managed by GCP and integrates with GCP solutions).