We performed a comparison between Google App Engine and IBM Public Cloud based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two PaaS Clouds solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"It is simple to use. It is much simpler than AWS. It is also very powerful."
"Administering App Engine is simple; it has intuitive UIs and a very scalable app engine."
"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."
"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."
"There is no installation for this product because it is a cloud product."
"It is a scalable product. You can scale it up and down."
"For non-complex applications, the IBM Cloud works fine and the price is much lower than the competitors."
"What I like most in IBM Public Cloud is how easy it is to create serverless functions. They are called IBM functions, but in AWS, they are called Lambda functions. Those are pretty standard, and another thing I like the most is that you have fewer restrictions on the amount of data you can transfer across those functions. IBM Public Cloud is way more flexible than AWS. I also like that IBM Public Cloud is pretty straightforward to integrate. As long as you have all the tools IBM provides you, getting everything up and running is straightforward."
"It is easy to deploy what you need for the initial setup"
"I've found the stability to be excellent. The performance is good."
"It's straightforward, has a good environment and is cost-effective."
"The documentation and community are lacking for this product."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"They do not have a very good virtual network implemented, and the VPC is the most important feature that needs to be improved."
"The initial setup and the pricing are areas that need improvement."
"An area for improvement in IBM Public Cloud is getting up-to-date information on how to set up everything. It's hard to find new documentation."
"The product should offer more computing, similar to Amazon."
"While they have about 99% of what we need, the only exception, perhaps, was the push notification feature that was discontinued. They delayed the replacement product."
"It could be more secure."
"It will be challenging to implement if you do not have any experience."
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.
IBM Cloud is a full-stack cloud platform that spans public, private and hybrid environments. Build with a robust suite of advanced data and AI tools, and draw on deep industry expertise to help you on your journey to the cloud.
Google App Engine is ranked 13th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews while IBM Public Cloud is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 7 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 7.8, while IBM Public Cloud is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Has very intuitive dashboards and it scales very well; documentation needs a lot of improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Public Cloud writes "Reliable, easy to set up, and has helpful support". Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Heroku, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Salesforce Platform, whereas IBM Public Cloud is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Cloud and HPE Helion. See our Google App Engine vs. IBM Public Cloud report.
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