Google Anthos vs Google App Engine: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google Anthos as "Bringing the Google Cloud to you". Formerly Cloud Services Platform, Anthos lets you build and manage modern hybrid applications across environments. Powered by Kubernetes and other industry-leading open-source technologies from Google. 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.
Google Anthos and Google App Engine can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Google Anthos are:
- Google Kubernetes Engine Support
- GKE On-Prem Support
- Istio on GKE Support
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.