Google App Engine vs Platform.sh: What are the differences?
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; Platform.sh: The Idea-to-Cloud Application Platform. It is a Continuous Deployment Platform as a Service powered by a high-availability grid of micro-containers. Support any PHP and NodeJS applications with deep integration for Drupal and Symfony.
Google App Engine and Platform.sh can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.
Some of the features offered by Google App Engine are:
- 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.
On the other hand, Platform.sh provides the following key features:
- Drop in your applications, as-is
- Easily add and manage services
- Clone instantly