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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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"Azure allows us to bring applications to life quickly.""I like the ExpressRoute because that makes it easy to configure connectivity to Azure-hosted services.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Azure is that it is easy to use.""I have found the solution to be flexible, easy to use, and the documents are straightforward to understand.""We've got multiple tools on Azure, which is a very good feature of Azure. Our Palo Alto firewall and other things are hosted in Azure. We're using Sentinel as well, which is a security tool that is being used by our SOC teams. I've also used AWS, and I find Azure to be more Windows-driven. Although Azure is newer as compared to AWS, it is growing fast. Microsoft is working towards the betterment of Azure.""It is really scalable and easy to use.""Azure is very flexible.""The most valuable features of the solution are ease of use and the enhancements are continually being updated."

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Cons
"Difficult to assess how pricing is managed.""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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"Microsoft should have one package for all their solutions in one place to be found.""The pricing in our region can be a bit high.""The solution could improve the stability. However, this could be a configuration issue that we are not been trained.""Its pricing should be better. In terms of features, I am yet to explore the whole solution, and the current features seem okay.""The solution should emulate what MuleSoft is doing. At the moment MuleSoft has a lot of other features compared to Azure API integration.""The cost management and billing section features could be improved.""The solution lacks fluidity and is not intuitive.""There should be more language options for the Azure Functions apps. It supports programming languages, but there are only a few options. It could have more programming languages."

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"The subscription models can be confusing and it would be beneficial for them to simplify them. We are on an annual subscription.""There is a monthly fee you need to pay for the use of Microsoft Azure.""Everything involves an annual commitment with a monthly charge.""Microsoft Azure is more expensive than other solutions, such as GCP. We have found that GCP offers more utilities at a very reasonable price.""The cost is something that could be improved.""The license cost could be reduced.""Its price should be optimized so that we can use more features.""The current pricing is on a pay-as-you-go subscription."

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Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: We have five Google App Engine applications deployed on private clouds, and we have some deployed on public clouds. We use both Google and Microsoft.
Top Answer: IBM Public Cloud is IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service. It aims to provide organizations with a secure cloud environment to manage data and applications. One of the features we like is the cloud activity… more »
Top Answer: One of the best features of SAP Cloud Platform is that it is web-based and you can log in from anywhere in the world. SAP Cloud Platform is suitable for companies of any size; it works well with both… more »
Top Answer: I would recommend Google Firebase instead of Microsoft Azure, simply for the array of features that it has to offer. In particular, the Firebase library grants you access to a shared data structure… more »
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out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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Rating
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52,801
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43,927
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.3
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Windows Azure, Azure, MS Azure
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Overview

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 offers open across multiple frameworks,languages, and tools. It is fully scalable, localized in that it is hosted globally in many datacenters, and has widespread capabilities are, catering for all 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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Sample Customers
Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm28%
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company12%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company8%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise17%
REVIEWERS
Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise44%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise64%
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Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure is ranked 1st in PaaS Clouds with 155 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure writes "This helps us meet multiple requirements other PaaS solutions do not but there is a lot of room for improvement". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Microsoft Azure is most compared with Oracle Cloud Platform, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Google Firebase and Heroku.

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