We performed a comparison between Google App Engine and Microsoft Azure 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.
"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."
"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."
"The solution is serverless, so we don't have to operate it."
"There is the potential to scale."
"Azure is very flexible."
"I know there have been a lot of improvements and a lot of new services lately. I'm really not aware of all of them."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often."
"The user interface is very good for administrators."
"Microsoft Azure is easy to use."
"Easy to deploy services"
"It's very easy to build a new service and get it into production."
"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."
"The documentation and community are lacking for this product."
"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."
"Some features of runtime don't work well in App Engine."
"I'd like to see better integration with S/4HANA integrated and other services, like monitoring, for example."
"A good strategy would be to include a feature for integrating with external ecosystems."
"When we work with Microsoft Azure we deploy it in a hybrid system. We do many operations with the open stack and I used it for APIs connected to Microsoft Azure. The reduction is because those APIs and our tools that are required to connect are not for the Microsft Azure solution. It has a bit of complexity, nothing to do with Microsoft Azure as a CSP."
"I have found Microsoft Azure has many components to use and it's very difficult to understand every component."
"Its costing can be improved. There should be better cost management."
"There are many bugs in the solutions and we already have a ticket to Microsoft. Their content team is working on that."
"The license price could be lower."
"Pricing is one area where Azure has room for improvement. There should be some due consideration. Azure has solved some issues with pricing from the development team's standpoint, but it is still quite costly. They should also offer a trial period for the individual platform solutions. I think that would be pretty handy for the developers."
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.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's cloud platform, where developers can create, deploy, and maintain their apps. This cloud application platform allows developers to concentrate on the actual applications, while it takes care of all the elements behind the apps.
Windows Azure works across multiple frameworks and languages. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities with elements of application development, deployment, and management.
Azure is comprised of several different service modules, including Infrastructure; Web; Mobile; Dev & Test; Big Data; Media;Storage, Backup & Recovery; and Identity & Access Management.
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"It is a flexible solution that is straightforward to use," says the principal consultant at a computer software company.
“You can build an environment in minutes. It's very good in terms of being an infrastructure as a service, and I found that really fascinating,” says an information technology consultant at a computer software company.
"I think Azure's level of automation to achieve efficiency or agility is valuable. I also like the change capability cadence, the showback capabilities, and understanding what our costs are," says an enterprise architect at an energy/utilities company.
Marco C., Ing. at Wolters Kluwer, says "The valuable features of Microsoft Azure are that it is cloud-based and has good storage. The storage is completely managed by Azure. We do not need to do any patching of security because it is handled by Azure which is a benefit. The solution is fully compatible with the Microsoft technology stack and is very scalable."
"The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is it has everything together in one place. It is one large tool with lots of small tools that are updated often," says the owner of a media company.
Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 5 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 75 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "An easy-to-deploy and easy-to-manage serverless platform that offers a good ROI if used well". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Heroku, Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Compute Engine and Pivotal Cloud Foundry, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Google Firebase, Amazon AWS, IBM Public Cloud and Alibaba Cloud. See our Google App Engine vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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