Google App Engine vs Rackspace

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.
Rackspace Cloud offers four alternative hosting products: Cloud Servers for on-demand computing power; Cloud Sites for robust web hosting; Cloud Load Balancers for easy, on-demand load balancing and high availability; and Cloud Files for elastic online file storage and CDN.Rackspace Cloud hosting customers never need to worry about buying new hardware to meet increasing traffic demands or huge traffic spikes.
Comparing Google App Engine vs Rackspace 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 Rackspace

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Rackspace 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 Rackspace is more popular than Google App Engine

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

- Rackspace acquires multi-platform hybrid IT management solution Datapipe (in 2017)
- Google App Engine gets a firewall (in 2017)
- Google App Engine now supports all programming languages (in 2017)
- Rackspace adds cloud optimization platform to its private cloud (in 2016)
- Rackspace will sell and manage Google Apps (in 2014)
- Rackspace guarantees 99.99% uptime of private cloud (in 2014)
- Now you can use Google App Engine to host your company website (in 2013)
- Google Compute Engine is available for all (in 2013)
- Google killed App Engine for Business (in 2011)
- Rackspace launched a dating service for apps and their users (in 2010)

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