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Pros
"The most valuable features are the usability and customer service."

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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
"I don't see this solution as enterprise-ready, for bigger companies like banks."

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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
"The services that it provides are good for the price."

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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: The most valuable features are the usability and customer service.
Top Answer: The services that it provides are good for the price.
Top Answer: In the next release, they need better integration with Oracle, Big Data systems, and DevOps. In general, with new serverless technology and microservices architecture, they need to do more on an… 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
12th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
437
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Average Words per Review
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8.0
10th
out of 31 in PaaS Clouds
Views
3,187
Comparisons
2,641
Reviews
3
Average Words per Review
271
Avg. Rating
9.3
Popular Comparisons
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Overview

Lightsail is ideal for simpler workloads, quick deployments, and getting started on AWS. It’s designed to help you start small, and then scale as you grow.

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
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks BrothersKhan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
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REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Media Company22%
Manufacturing Company11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company24%
Media Company8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business47%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle and others in PaaS Clouds. Updated: November 2020.
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Amazon Lightsail is ranked 12th in PaaS Clouds with 1 review while Google App Engine is ranked 10th in PaaS Clouds with 3 reviews. Amazon Lightsail is rated 8.0, while Google App Engine is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of Amazon Lightsail writes "Good usability and customer service for a reasonable price". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Google App Engine writes "Ability to test before deployment and security authorization are key features". Amazon Lightsail is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Heroku, Pantheon, IBM Public Cloud and IBM Cloud Private, whereas Google App Engine is most compared with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Heroku and IBM Public Cloud.

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