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Anthonios Partheniou, P. Eng.
Real User
Google Certified Professional Data Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Nov 22 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the most valuable features that Cloud Datalab has is that it integrates seamlessly with other Google Cloud Platform products. You can use Google Cloud Datalab to… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Google Cloud Datalab has made it really easy for me to perform data exploration and analysis. Previously, I would have to wait for my data to transfer to a local server… more»

What needs improvement?

You can already run BigQuery SQL queries in Google Cloud Datalab but one thing I would like to see improved is the user experience when constructing these SQL queries… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Google Cloud Datalab is an open source product (Apache 2.0 License). There are costs associated with having the Datalab Kernel running in a Compute Engine Virtual Machine… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Previously I used Jupyter (formerly IPython) as a tool for interactive data analysis. My primary reason for switching is that Datalab has built-in integration and high… more»

What other advice do I have?

Don't hesitate to try Google Cloud Datalab if you are in need of an interactive data visualization tool. Follow the quick start documentation and don't be afraid to get… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, previously I used Jupyter Notebook. Google Cloud Datalab is built on Jupyter (formerly IPython) so it was easy to transition to Google Cloud Datalab.
AlvinStarr
Real User
IT Support with 51-200 employees
Oct 01 2019

What is most valuable?

All of the cloud solution providers are basically the same. There's a little bit around the edges that is different. Each provider has its own kind of unique products but… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has dramatically increased our costs over running dedicated hardware.

What needs improvement?

The biggest problem is that it's got a very arcane and complex security environment that has to be very carefully set up and maintained. Because GCP has is such a huge… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's $60,000 to $70,000 a month to replace about $10,000 a month in data center costs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used 4 other cloud providers over the years and have been using one provider for some applications for over 10 years. The switch from internally managed services to… more»

What other advice do I have?

The advice that I would give to someone considering this solution is that you have to take a close look at what your costs are, where you want scalability and consider the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The choice was not mine so
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Douglas Augusto
Real User
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Dec 08 2017

What is most valuable?

Compared to other IaaS providers, I believe that Google Compute Engine (GCE) stands out with the ability to customize the virtual machines. With other providers, these are pre-determined specifications. With this you can create machines specific to your application.

How has it helped my organization?

The GCE, with its versatility, allows us to create virtual machines for any situation. We can either put an application in production, or run software like Sonar to guarantee the quality of the code.

What needs improvement?

The GCE only has virtual machines with processors and video cards of the new generation in the North American region, the GCE has expanded in new areas, like Latin America, but it does not carry powerful hardware.

What other advice do I have?

If the focus is cost reduction, they can migrate to the GCE without the fear that it will not bring results. The migration is simple and fluid, and there is nothing complex about it.

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What is Google Compute Engine?

Google Compute Engine delivers virtual machines running in Google's innovative data centers and worldwide fiber network. Compute Engine's tooling and workflow support enable scaling from single instances to global, load-balanced cloud computing.

Compute Engine's VMs boot quickly, come with persistent disk storage, and deliver consistent performance. Our virtual servers are available in many configurations including predefined sizes or the option to create Custom Machine Types optimized for your specific needs. Flexible pricing and automatic sustained use discounts make Compute Engine the leader in price/performance.

Google Compute Engine customers

Allthecooks, BetterCloud, Bluecore, Cosentry, Evite, Ezakus, HTC, Infectious Media, iStreamPlanet, Mendelics, SageMathCloud, Sedex, Treeptik, Wibigoo, Wix, zulily, Zync

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