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Convox vs Google App Engine: What are the differences?

What is Convox? Launch a Private Cloud in Minutes. The simplicity of Heroku. The power of AWS. Convox is an open source Platform as a Service that runs in your own Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. Instead of signing up for a multi-tenant PaaS like Heroku, you can have your own. This gives you privacy and control over your platform and avoids the substantial markup on AWS prices that other platforms charge.

What is Google App Engine? 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.

Convox and Google App Engine belong to "Platform as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Convox are:

  • Instant Deploys
  • Runs in your AWS account
  • Open Source

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.

"Your own scalable Heroku in 5 minutes" is the top reason why over 5 developers like Convox, while over 140 developers mention "Easy to deploy" as the leading cause for choosing Google App Engine.

Snapchat, Movielala, and Blossom are some of the popular companies that use Google App Engine, whereas Convox is used by Bit Zesty, Placeavote, and Truebill. Google App Engine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 481 company stacks & 343 developers stacks; compared to Convox, which is listed in 9 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

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Pros of Convox
Pros of Google App Engine
  • 7
    Your own scalable Heroku in 5 minutes
  • 7
    It makes deployment management to AWS dependable.
  • 6
    Free, you only pay for AWS resources
  • 5
    Convox deploy - deploys your app in one command
  • 5
    Built on Docker
  • 4
    Quick to setup
  • 3
    Open Source
  • 144
    Easy to deploy
  • 106
    Auto scaling
  • 80
    Good free plan
  • 62
    Easy management
  • 56
    Scalability
  • 35
    Low cost
  • 32
    Comprehensive set of features
  • 28
    All services in one place
  • 22
    Simple scaling
  • 19
    Quick and reliable cloud servers
  • 6
    Granular Billing
  • 5
    Easy to develop and unit test
  • 4
    Monitoring gives comprehensive set of key indicators
  • 3
    Create APIs quickly with cloud endpoints
  • 3
    Really easy to quickly bring up a full stack
  • 2
    No Ops
  • 2
    Mostly up

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Cons of Convox
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    What is Convox?

    Convox is an open source Platform as a Service that runs in your own Amazon Web Services (AWS) account. Instead of signing up for a multi-tenant PaaS like Heroku, you can have your own. This gives you privacy and control over your platform and avoids the substantial markup on AWS prices that other platforms charge.

    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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