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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"This platform is popular with technical users because of the abilities for customization and fine-tuning performance.""This is a solution that's so easy to expand when you need it to. It's the best I've ever seen. It's much better than Azure.""It's robust, and it has a wide reach in terms of office applications including storage.""Simple to use on the web, and makes things easy for a software developer.""You can just connect and start using it through a browser within a few minutes.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""I like it because it's convenient. Google Cloud is also stable and scalable. The technical support is good as well.""I like that it is simple to use."

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"Stability is not a concern with this product.""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."

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Cons
"The ease-of-use could be improved for less technical users.""The management side for the database needs some work. Currently, you do everything from the APP. It would be nice to have an interface where you can go in and maintain data and deal with records and do something online.""There are issues with stability.""Could provide more services.""Monitoring and usage reporting could be improved.""If there were more documentation and training, it would be very helpful in explaining the underlying processes.""I would improve the integration with other devices such as smartphones. It is integrated in our company, but I think it could be improved.""It could have a reporting tool included."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Google cloud is less expensive than other comparable solutions.""The licensing for Google Cloud seems to be quite cheap and they're actually quite reasonable in comparison to Azure, which, as it turns out, is quite expensive. Even though Azure has a data center in South Africa it's still quite costly. There's no scaling, so if you go with the VM, you pay 2500 Rand. When you add another VM, it's another 2500 Rand even though you don't use the whole thing. With Google, you can go up as incrementally as you need to, even if it's just 30 Rand.""The best part of Google Cloud is that it is cheaper than the competitors.""The licensing cost is based on the capacity we use.""It's not really an expensive solution, but it would be better if there were more flexibility in the pricing model.""I am not familiar with the pricing, but I would guess that it is probably cheaper than Microsoft Suite""It has a monthly subscription. The customers pay based on the usage."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is stable. It is easy to learn and very straightforward.
Top Answer: They need to improve the costing for predictive analytics, which is mainly related to the tools that come with AI. They also need to improve the BigQuery cost optimization and the visualization. Their… more »
Top Answer: We build solutions based on the Google platform. We don't create solutions for ourselves. We create them for our customers. We are using it specifically for our machine learning and data analytics. We… more »
Top Answer: PCF is open, so the applications run really smoothly and with little downtime.
Top Answer: Another department handles this. I don't have any knowledge of pricing and licenses.
Top Answer: It is not straightforward to setup.
Ranking
5th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
791
Comparisons
495
Reviews
13
Average Words per Review
438
Rating
8.4
9th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
16,310
Comparisons
12,756
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
324
Rating
8.0
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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

Build scalable apps. Use Google's global, reliable infrastructure. Securely manage enterprise data. Get insights from data faster. Whatever you're solving for, Google Cloud can help.

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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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
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company29%
Educational Organization29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Manufacturing Company20%
Comms Service Provider18%
Computer Software Company14%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm26%
Computer Software Company22%
Manufacturing Company9%
Comms Service Provider9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise31%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Google Cloud is ranked 5th in PaaS Clouds with 13 reviews while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is ranked 9th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Google Cloud is rated 8.4, while Pivotal Cloud Foundry is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Google Cloud writes "A cloud service that will please more technically-minded users which is making strides with ease-of-use". 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 Cloud is most compared with SAP Business One on AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and Linode, whereas Pivotal Cloud Foundry is most compared with Microsoft Azure, OpenShift, Amazon AWS, VMware Tanzu Application Service and IBM Public Cloud. See our Google Cloud vs. Pivotal Cloud Foundry report.

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