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Pros
"We have seen an improvement in our infrastructure, as the code makes it very easy to deploy quickly to AWS.""As a service vendor, we have helped clients to achieve faster "go to market" on their products, and have provided highly flexible cost-effective system management solutions.""The solution offers a low footprint. We don't have to come up with a data center ourselves. We basically don't have to own any hardware. We just rent a slice of their platform and we have everything we need.""The most valuable features are load balancers, databases, and S3 buckets.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple.""There are a lot of features that I really like including ease of deployment, ease of build and release, and also that it is heavily focused on a PaaS or SaaS model.""The experience with Amazon AWS is error-free. That was also, of course, something that I really appreciate. That means it's really well-tested and, as published or as declared.""The main feature that I like the most is the variety of solutions that it provides. It provides some analysis, business information and more. It provides a wide variety of services."

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"The WhatApp feature is the most valuable.""The initial setup is okay. It's not too complex. Deployment took about one day.""Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications."

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Cons
"An easier way to determine estimated costs quickly would be helpful.""This solution would be improved with the inclusion of hybrid Kubernetes management.""They should really consolidate and make things simpler rather than offer you hundreds of random options. The way everything is arranged really forces users to figure out everything on their own and then, on top of that, to calculate the total costs. There's an infinite number of combinations even just with cost calculations. It's just too much.""There are some limitations for certain applications that happen regionally and it is an issue for us.""They can launch the Oracle service in Azure, and we expect that this should be possible in Amazon AWS as well.""One of the problems that I have seen is that some of the products are not as mature as others.""I'm just bugged by the charges that I'm not really able to manage.""One area that could be improved is in data management. They could improve on the data side. For example, I see others with better cloud services and larger data computing capabilities."

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"I am limited to sending a photo to five people. I want to be able to send a photo to many people, not just five.""There needs to be more directions in terms of how to use the solution.""Difficult to assess how pricing is managed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's my understanding that our company is charged a few hundred dollars on a monthly basis.""I find that Amazon AWS is expensive.""The Oracle licensing is higher than it is with Amazon AWS.""I think they've done a pretty good job with their pricing.""Its price is kind of okay. When we do a migration from on-premises to the cloud, we typically use the lift-and-shift model. Based on the studies that we have done, cost savings are definitely there when we moved from on-premises to the cloud.""The price could be lower.""There are many variables involved in pricing service in AWS and overall the pricing is a bit on the higher side.""AWS is not an expensive product."

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"I would like to have more free application with it. Some of the applications, I am paying more for them. I think that they must be free."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I like many features, like the recently released useful analytics features. There are many from the data analytics or database side.
Top Answer: The prices are somewhat on the higher side. It would help if they can bring it down, especially for the sporting segment and for on-demand instances.
Top Answer: The price could be better. Support for data analytics could be better. I don't see much support for data analytics. They have a lot of support in Azure, but I don't see a lot of innovation on the data… more »
Top Answer: Seurity features - unauthorized individuals are unable to access certain applications.
Top Answer: Everything so far has gone smoothly, I've never had a struggle with the solution. In terms of product improvement, when it comes to billing, I think they should include something that would give the… more »
Top Answer: This solution is a model for us right now, and I'm using it with my classmates. We are resellers. I'm currently a Masters student and teaching assistant.
Ranking
2nd
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
38,961
Comparisons
34,592
Reviews
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Average Words per Review
476
Rating
8.4
11th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
3,938
Comparisons
3,225
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
271
Rating
9.3
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Also Known As
EC2, Amazon Web Services, AWS
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Overview

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a collection of cloud computing services, also called web services, that make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 12 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, also known as "EC2", and Amazon Simple Storage Service, also known as "S3". Amazon markets AWS as a service to provide large computing capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.

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.

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Sample Customers
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company29%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider18%
Financial Services Firm8%
Media Company7%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Energy/Utilities Company18%
Computer Software Company17%
Media Company8%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise73%
REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
474,319 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Amazon AWS is ranked 2nd in PaaS Clouds with 52 reviews while Google App Engine is ranked 11th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Amazon AWS is rated 8.4, while Google App Engine is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Amazon AWS writes "Helps us migrate clients to the cloud with ease, and allows us to provide a wide range of cloud services that live in AWS ecosystem and can interact with on-premises data centers". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". Amazon AWS is most compared with OpenShift, IBM Public Cloud, SAP Cloud Platform, Pivotal Cloud Foundry and Dell EMC ECS, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Amazon Lightsail, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud. See our Amazon AWS vs. Google App Engine report.

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