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Azure Websites vs Google App Engine: What are the differences?

Developers describe Azure Websites as "Deploy and scale modern websites and web apps in seconds". Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you. On the other hand, Google App Engine is detailed as "Build web applications on the same scalable systems that power Google applications". Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.

Azure Websites and Google App Engine can be primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Azure Websites are:

  • .NET, Java, PHP, Node.js, Python
  • Built-in AutoScale and Load Balancing
  • High Availability with Auto-Patching

On the other hand, Google App Engine provides the following key features:

  • Zero to sixty: Scale your app automatically without worrying about managing machines.
  • Supercharged APIs: Supercharge your app with services such as Task Queue, XMPP, and Cloud SQL, all powered by the same infrastructure that powers the Google services you use every day.
  • You're in control: Manage your application with a simple, web-based dashboard allowing you to customize your app's performance.

"Ease of deployment" is the top reason why over 14 developers like Azure Websites, while over 140 developers mention "Easy to deploy" as the leading cause for choosing Google App Engine.

According to the StackShare community, Google App Engine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 481 company stacks & 343 developers stacks; compared to Azure Websites, which is listed in 73 company stacks and 36 developer stacks.

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What is Azure Websites?

Azure Websites is a fully managed Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables you to build, deploy and scale enterprise-grade web Apps in seconds. Focus on your application code, and let Azure take care of the infrastructure to scale and securely run it for you.

What is Google App Engine?

Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
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      What are some alternatives to Azure Websites and Google App Engine?
      Heroku
      Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
      AWS Elastic Beanstalk
      Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
      Apollo
      Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
      OpenShift
      OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
      Clever Cloud
      Clever Cloud is a polyglot cloud application platform. The service helps developers to build applications with many languages and services, with auto-scaling features and a true pay-as-you-go pricing model.
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      Review ofGoogle App EngineGoogle App Engine

      With Cloud Endpoints you can create and deploy mobile backend in one hour or less. And it is free (until you need extra scale). I would not recommend to use Java - python is faster and has all new appengine features.

      Pros: everything is in one place: task queue, cron, backend instances for data processing, datastore, mapreduce. Cons: you cannot easily move your code from GAE. Even with special 3rd party services.

      Review ofGoogle App EngineGoogle App Engine

      With Cloud Endpoints you can create and deploy mobile backend in one hour or less.

      How developers use Azure Websites and Google App Engine
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      Casey Smith uses Google App EngineGoogle App Engine

      PaaS for back-end components, including external data ingestion APIs, front-end web service APIs, hosting of static front-end application assets, back-end data processing pipeline microservices, APIs to storage infrastructure (Cloud SQL and Memcached), and data processing pipeline task queues and cron jobs. Task queue fan-out and auto-scaling of back-end microservice instances provide parallelism for high velocity data processing.

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      Lawrence Cheuk uses Google App EngineGoogle App Engine

      checking a swap require a lot of cpu resource, roster normally come out same day of month, every month, at a particular time. Which make very high spike, our flag ship product, iSwap, with the capability looking swap possibility with 10000 other rosters base on user critieria, you need a cloud computing give you this magnitude of computing power. gae did it nicely, user friendly, easy to you, low cost.

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      Foundbite uses Azure WebsitesAzure Websites

      We use Azure's Websites to host our app and site. Continuous deployment from GitHub is the handiest feature, check in and before you know it your updated site is already online.

      Avatar of CommentBox.io
      CommentBox.io uses Google App EngineGoogle App Engine

      App engine fills in the gaps in the increasingly smaller case where it's necessary for us to run our own APIs.

      Avatar of Dirk Eisenberg
      Dirk Eisenberg uses Azure WebsitesAzure Websites

      Azure WebSites is the fully managed scalable platform for hosting web content and running background jobs.

      Avatar of Abhijeet Gokar
      Abhijeet Gokar uses Google App EngineGoogle App Engine

      Very easy to make cloud computing of ML models , and use containers like Kubernetes.

      Avatar of Vamsi Krishna
      Vamsi Krishna uses Google App EngineGoogle App Engine

      Cloud instances to run our app, Cloud MySQL , Network Load Balancer

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      Proactima Solutions AS uses Azure WebsitesAzure Websites

      Support websites

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      Hector Maldonado uses Azure WebsitesAzure Websites

      Hosting the app

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