Google Compute Engine Overview

Google Compute Engine is the #15 ranked solution in our list of top Infrastructure as a Service Clouds. It is most often compared to Oracle Cloud Platform: Google Compute Engine vs Oracle Cloud Platform

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.

Buyer's Guide

Download the Infrastructure as a Service Clouds (IaaS) Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: May 2021

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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Software Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Completely customized virtual machines with low prices

What is our primary use case?

I used GCE as simple virtual machines to run applications such as sonar and logstash as I also used to create robust clusters to scale applications with kubernetes.

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.
Google Certified Professional Data Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
You can use Google Cloud Datalab to explore, analyze, transform and visualize data and build machine learning models using existing data in Google Cloud Storage.

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 your feet wet. If you prefer a structured learning environment, there are also Google Approved paid courses available. I could not have found a better product to perform interactive data analysis and begin my career as a Data Engineer. The are so many sample Datalab notebooks which makes it really easy for someone new to run and modify a Datalab notebook regardless of their level of knowledge of big data or python. After…