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."
"Administering App Engine is simple; it has intuitive UIs and a very scalable app engine."
"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."
"I like the familiarity of this solution."
"It is stable and scalable. It is useful for many applications and services, such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive."
"User interface and portal are great."
"Microsoft Azure is an optimized solution when we compare it to any other particular cloud solution."
"The solution is very stable for Windows setups."
"The best feature is it's easy to integrate with other Microsoft solutions."
"I think the single sign-on functionality and the ease with which you can deposit things on the cloud have been valuable. Azure has very robust security functionalities and authentication features, which come with mobility, along with backup and credential checks."
"The technical support has been excellent."
"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."
"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 documentation and community are lacking for this product."
"Azure calculator could be improved, there are issues with login synchronization."
"Maybe Microsoft could improve its monitoring around the networking."
"I would like to see more automation and AI with the cloud to help the clients understand more about their clients, their history data, and their predictive analytics. This would help them better manage their clients."
"We like that they have the new capabilities, but sometimes they're deprecating capabilities faster than we can handle. If we had to improve it, we would want to stay on some of these older capabilities a bit longer."
"The documentation can be outdated and is not as clear in Microsoft Azure as it is in AWS or Google."
"I believe that some of the services need to be available on the on-premises version and not only based on the cloud."
"The pricing needs to be a bit lower. It's an expensive solution right now."
"I think the cloud interface could be improved."
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 13th in PaaS Clouds with 4 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 179 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 7.8, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.4. 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 Microsoft Azure writes "Optimized cloud solution with reliable recovery and fail services". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Heroku, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail and Oracle Cloud Platform, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Google Firebase, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and OpenShift. See our Google App Engine vs. Microsoft Azure report.
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