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Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine
May 2022
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"Amazon AWS is user-friendly and intuitive.""The most valuable features are how stable and easy to use Amazon AWS is.""It is easy to use.""The most valuable features of Amazon AWS are the EC2 instance for web applications with CDN Networks.""The most valuable features I have found are the Database Migration Service (DMS) for monitoring the host and routing, Route 53, and EC2 tools. The DMS is not available in any other solution that I am aware of. They have a very flexible and professional solution.""This solution is used as the basic requirement for any virtual machines use cases, the storage is used for each use case.""Cloud Management has been a valuable feature.""It's easy to manage. We can use a wide range of technologies with AWS."

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"I've found that all of the features are valuable, especially the shared drive and the ability for multiple people to use their documents at the same time.""It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful.""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."

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Cons
"IAM only gives you one chance to capture your key.""Some services which were easy to use through shortcuts are now more complicated to use.""The solution can get to be a little expensive.""As far as the automation is concerned, the backups should be scaled.""The technical support should be better than what is on offer right now.""We like everything about the solution except for the general price.""I'd like to see integration with MySQL.""I have trouble with the AWS command-line interface."

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"I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops.""I think there's still a lot that can be done with Google Meet and the video conferencing part of it. It could be more dynamic in terms of what can be done with it.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "AWS is expensive and the cost should be reduced."
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  • "We pay the license yearly. It's about $6 a month, which is $72 a year per person, so it's about $500."
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    Top Answer:It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful.
    Top Answer:We pay the license yearly. It's about $6 a month, which is $72 a year per person, so it's about $500. I would give the pricing a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5. The pricing is really not bad. The kill is that… more »
    Top Answer:I would like a simpler deployment tool on laptops. It is a bit complicated at the moment. We know how to do it, but it could be easier to deploy it on laptops.
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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.
    Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
    Top Industries
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Educational Organization5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Media Company29%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Non Profit14%
    Educational Organization14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm26%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,332 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 173 reviews while Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 3 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 "Shared drive allows for communication, collaboration, and documentation in our company". Amazon AWS is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, SAP Cloud Platform, IBM Public Cloud and Dell ECS, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Amazon Lightsail and IBM Public Cloud. See our Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine report.

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