Google App Engine vs Google Cloud Functions: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google App Engine 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. On the other hand, Google Cloud Functions is detailed as "A serverless environment to build and connect cloud services". Construct applications from bite-sized business logic billed to the nearest 100 milliseconds, only while your code is running.
Google App Engine and Google Cloud Functions are primarily classified as "Platform as a Service" and "Serverless / Task Processing" tools respectively.
"Easy to deploy" is the primary reason why developers consider Google App Engine over the competitors, whereas "Serverless Applications" was stated as the key factor in picking Google Cloud Functions.
Snapchat, Accenture, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use Google App Engine, whereas Google Cloud Functions is used by Kalibrr, Policygenius, and BetterCloud. Google App Engine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 482 company stacks & 345 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud Functions, which is listed in 55 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.