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Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"I think the AWS interface is good. It's easy to understand and use.""Amazon AWS has good performance and easy management.""It has a dynamic scaling capacity which is very helpful.""The solution has good speed. It's very fast.""The price forecasting and billing dashboard by service, with billing budgets and alerts, have helped us shut down resources that were accruing costs that we no longer needed, saving us money.""The most valuable feature is the availability, as we work in different availability zones.""We are mostly using EC2 compute and other resources. Most of our managed services are in AWS, which some of our clients prefer.""The technical support is good."

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"Google App Engine's most valuable feature is self-management. You do not have to manage the infrastructure underneath where all the functions are happening, such as load balancing deployment and version management, they are managed by the system itself.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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Cons
"Monitoring still needs to be improved.""One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.""The response time of technical support could be better.""If you have not had previous training or studied guides it will be a little difficult to use the solution. However, the difficulty also depends on what you are using the solution for. They can improve by providing more documentation, such as tutorials and videos.""I think the price can be improved.""We don't know whether to increase server capacity or alert notifications. We don't know which hard disc to purchase or what the next recommended CPU is. There should be an indicator. We would like to have more guidance.""The networking is overly complex.""I would like to see CloudFormation made more in the programming way of thinking."

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"The only concern is that there is a number of the offerings which are built on their own proprietary technologies. With some of the offerings in Google Cloud, it's difficult to have a path to migrate to other cloud providers.""Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis."
  • "I find that Amazon AWS is expensive."
  • "The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS."
  • "I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing."
  • "Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud."
  • "The price could be lower."
  • "There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side."
  • "AWS is not an expensive product."
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    Amazon Web Services, AWS
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    Overview

    Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

    Google App Engine is a Platform-as-a-Service (Paas) provider that equips web application developers with all the resources and tools that they need to develop, test, and run their applications on Google's infrastructure. Everything is built into the kit, so with one download of the SDK, you'll be well on your way to first-rate apps.

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    Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company29%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Media Company6%
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    Computer Software Company33%
    Media Company22%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Non Profit11%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise39%
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    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise33%
    Large Enterprise17%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 152 reviews while Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Google App Engine is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Flexible, scales well, and offers good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Dell EMC ECS, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud. See our Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine report.

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