Google App Engine vs Google Compute Engine


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Google App Engine
Google App Engine lets you run web applications on Google's infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it's ready to serve your users.
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Google Compute Engine
Run your large-scale computing workloads on Linux virtual machines hosted on Google's infrastructure. Use world class data centers that provide unparalleled performance for your computing needs. Easily scale to tens of thousands of cores on infrastructure designed for large-scale computing.
Comparing Google App Engine vs Google Compute Engine is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Google App Engine has better video than Google Compute Engine



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Google Compute Engine has more user-friendly interface than Google App Engine because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Google App Engine is more popular than Google Compute Engine

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Following AWS, Google Compute Engine also moves to per-second billing (in 2017)
- Google App Engine gets a firewall (in 2017)
- Google App Engine now supports all programming languages (in 2017)
- Google Compute Engine adds Windows Server (in 2015)
- Now you can use Google App Engine to host your company website (in 2013)
- Google Compute Engine is available for all (in 2013)
- Google Compute Engine - the new threat to Amazon (in 2012)
- Google killed App Engine for Business (in 2011)
- Google partners with VMWare to adopt GAE for Enterprise (in 2010)

Looks like Google App Engine was recently more active than Google Compute Engine (at least in our news).