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Pros
"Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications.""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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"The most valuable features are the monitoring and the deployment is easier.""PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.""Stability is not a concern with this product."

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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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"In the next release, I would like to see easy integration with external tools.""The user interface should be simpler to navigate because it t can take time for users to learn it.""It is not straightforward to setup."

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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 »
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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 »
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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.
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Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native application platform to simplify app delivery. It is efficient and effective. The best feature is how easy it is to handle external services such as database… more »
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12th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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Rating
8.0
9th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
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16,779
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3
Average Words per Review
324
Rating
7.7
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Also Known As
PCF, Pivotal Application Service (PAS), Pivotal Container Service (PKS), Pivotal Function Service (PFS)
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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.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) is the leading enterprise PaaS, powered by Cloud Foundry. PCF provides a cloud-native application platform that allows you to continuously deliver any app to every major private and public cloud with a single platform. PCF is proven to accelerate feature delivery with higher developer productivity and a 200:1 developer to operator ratio. PCF's built-in security and self-healing capabilities reduce risk in your app portfolio while maintaining high-availability at scale to keep customer facing systems online even in the most challenging circumstances. pivotal.io

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Sample Customers
Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
Humana, Citibank, Mercedes Benz, Liberty Mutual, The Home Depot, GE, West Corp, Merrill Corporation, CoreLogic, Orange, Dish Network, Comcast, Bloomberg, Internal Revenue Service, Ford Motor Company, Garmin, Volkswagen, Solera, Allstate, US Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, ScotiaBank
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Computer Software Company16%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm27%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company10%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise33%
Large Enterprise17%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Google App Engine vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
563,780 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google App Engine is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 2 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Google App Engine is rated 8.0, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. 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 Pivotal Cloud Foundry writes "Open-source makes it cost-effective, but the interface needs to be improved". Google App Engine is most compared with Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Lightsail, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Heroku. See our Google App Engine vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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