Google Cloud Platform

Modular platform for computing, hosting, storage & more

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Google Cloud Platform Overview

What is Google Cloud Platform?

Google Cloud Platform is a modular-based platform providing multiple build and scale services to businesses of any size within any industry. It offers tools for document storage, data warehousing, security key enforcement, app creation, API management, AI and machine learning, live chat, and more.

With Google Cloud Platform, users can store large amounts of data in cloud storage and scalable data warehouses with built-in machine learning. Additionally, users have access to relational and non-relational databases for transactions, complex queries, streaming, offline sync, and more. The platform also includes data migration services such as data import for BigQuery, large scale network transfer of data, and a rackable storage server for large volumes of data.

Google Cloud Platform enables users to streamline management workflows with integrated management consoles, browser and mobile device compatibility, and cost optimization tools. The platform also includes a global fiber network, providing users with defense-in-depth network security and reliability. Additional networking features include content delivery, service tiers, telemetry, low-latency DNS serving, traffic management, load balancing, and a network intelligence center for network monitoring, verification, and optimization.

With Google Cloud Platform users can integrate artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) into pre-existing applications using custom or pre-trained modules, as well as gather insights derived from text, speech, video, and images. The platform offers natural language features for cloud translation from any language.

Google Cloud Platform Overview

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Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French and 8 others, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

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Google Cloud Platform Reviews

Google Cloud Platform Reviews

Overall rating
4,6
/
5
Excellent
707

Very good
258

Average
36

Poor
4

Terrible
3

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,6
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,3
96% recommended this app
Max P.

The Cloud Platform to build on for any startup.

I have worked at two startups now and both were started on EC2 and transitioning to GCP. The costs are almost 50% less at GCP than EC2 and the support at Google to get started is much greater than the massive AWS. The services and Vms are super easy to use and setup. And if your company is on Gsuite, then user management is great. Will always plan on deploying new programs and projects on GCP for foreseeable future.


Harmony B.

What my thoughts are about google cloud platform.

I solve data storage problems and help scale back the amount of human error. At the same time, I am able to run data smoothly and efficiently in a beat and orderly fashion.


Verified Reviewer

Host applications with ease over the most efficient cloud platform - Google Cloud Platform

We have our internal as well as client applications deployed on multi-cloud architecture, and I have personally worked over all the available cloud platforms. We also have built our own cloud architecture for internal purposes. However, by far Google Cloud Platform services are by far one of the best services available in the market. Reliance, cost and performance, all collectively considered, GCP would never disappoint any serious user and who actually wants to ease to deploy and channelize effectiveness to all its customers.


Gaurav G.

Robust clickstream data storage and analysis tool

My overall experience with Google Cloud Platform has been satisfactory. I have been able to work with IT to import marketing campaigns data from multiple sources and store them for querying by analysts in my team. Due to scalability and stability of databases in GCP, I can keep moving more marketing data without worrying about slowing down the databases or crashing them. So, all analytics pulled using this imported data can populate a dashboard and keep it updated with fresh insights. Which helps in driving higher ROI.


Andrew M.

Google Cloud is a cost effective alternative to S3 and continually improving -watch this space.

Google Cloud has allowed us to scale key parts of our data pipeline and democratise access to data for reporting; removing bottlenecks in reporting and allowing self-service analytics, but it is overkill for companies that don't deal with pentabytes of data.


Max P.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 201-500 Employees

The Cloud Platform to build on for any startup.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/06/27
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked at two startups now and both were started on EC2 and transitioning to GCP. The costs are almost 50% less at GCP than EC2 and the support at Google to get started is much greater than the massive AWS. The services and Vms are super easy to use and setup. And if your company is on Gsuite, then user management is great. Will always plan on deploying new programs and projects on GCP for foreseeable future.

Pros

Google Cloud Platform is very easy to get started with compared to other clouds. There is free training videos and courses. The costs are among the lowest of all cloud platforms.

Cons

At the beginning compute resources ran out in datacenters that you were already in and using. Also, sometimes features are depreciated or changed to paying for. There is a few months notice on those but still an inconvenience.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Harmony B.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 2-10 Employees

What my thoughts are about google cloud platform.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/06/11
Review Source: Capterra

I solve data storage problems and help scale back the amount of human error. At the same time, I am able to run data smoothly and efficiently in a beat and orderly fashion.

Pros

I like the fact that you can store an unlimited amount of space as an online back up. If your computer has a major power surge and fries, your work and documents are saved and you have not lost everything.

Cons

I think that there should be an option where you can make the background and fonts a more laid back description instead of always having it professional. I really also don’t really care for how everything is connected to the google—-everything branches out from it.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Host applications with ease over the most efficient cloud platform - Google Cloud Platform

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2021/01/10
Review Source: Capterra

We have our internal as well as client applications deployed on multi-cloud architecture, and I have personally worked over all the available cloud platforms. We also have built our own cloud architecture for internal purposes. However, by far Google Cloud Platform services are by far one of the best services available in the market. Reliance, cost and performance, all collectively considered, GCP would never disappoint any serious user and who actually wants to ease to deploy and channelize effectiveness to all its customers.

Pros

1. Amazing online community and support documents are available.
2. Supports the complete VM model and micro-services such as managed Kubernetes infrastructure as well.
3. Sole-tenant models are also available - In case you have confidential data to be hosted on applications and cannot take any chance to share your cloud infrastructure with other customers, you can have a dedicated infrastructure, all for you organisations use.
4. Complete on-prem systems can be migrated to Google Cloud Platform with help of engineers from Google.
5. Cost-effective and pay when used model, which helps organisations save funds.
6. Software Development Kit available for Google Cloud Platform, which can be used widely for any service and all via a command-line interface.

Cons

1. Very granular features are available on the platform which allows users to create custom solutions, but can become a little challenging to set up initially due to a large feature set available.
2. The platform heavily rely on the Internet, therefore stable network with large bandwidth is required so as to run the platform consistently.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Gaurav G.
Industry: Food & Beverages
Company size: 5 001-10 000 Employees

Robust clickstream data storage and analysis tool

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Google Cloud Platform has been satisfactory. I have been able to work with IT to import marketing campaigns data from multiple sources and store them for querying by analysts in my team. Due to scalability and stability of databases in GCP, I can keep moving more marketing data without worrying about slowing down the databases or crashing them. So, all analytics pulled using this imported data can populate a dashboard and keep it updated with fresh insights. Which helps in driving higher ROI.

Pros

My marketing team uses Google Cloud Platform to collect Google Analytics clickstream data and marry it with structured data from other sources. I analyze that correlated dataset using SQL queries. Some benefits I see off using GCP: I can access data online using a Google email address which I already use for other Google tools. I can export the data extract using Google Sheets and store it in Google Drive. I can import additional data by setting up a daily feed from Google Analytics. So, I get the benefits of a relational database with ability to scale using Google servers.

Cons

Google Cloud Platform is great for importing datasets from Google Analytics and other Google suite tools. But from tools which are not in the Google eco system, it involves heavy lift from ETL developers or architects. Additionally, GCP Bigquery tool has a limit on the volume of queries an analyst can run. Once that limit or cap is crossed, companies have to pay extra. So, using the LIMIT command in SQL becomes critical to limit the numbers of rows. Also, there is a challenge of legacy SQL vs. current version because they use different syntax.

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Likelihood to recommend: 6.0/10

Andrew M.
Industry: Research
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Google Cloud is a cost effective alternative to S3 and continually improving -watch this space.

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

Google Cloud has allowed us to scale key parts of our data pipeline and democratise access to data for reporting; removing bottlenecks in reporting and allowing self-service analytics, but it is overkill for companies that don't deal with pentabytes of data.

Pros

The integration with other Google products is particularly impressive and makes it easy to set up. Using Forms for entry to Sheets which sync to BigQuery and DataStudio makes for very quick and easy expansion. Recently they have added a feature whereby query results can be viewed in Sheets for quick, less technical analysis.

I was particularly impressed by BigQuery's free public datasets: such as covid.

AppSheet is much easier to use than MS PowerApps.

They are continually adding novel features, with a natural language processing feature coming soon, allowing SQL queries to be composed using natural English.

Cons

BigQuery does not feel like a mature product yet. The UI can be buggy and is not particularly user friendly.

DataStudio lacks the flexibility of software like MS PowerBI; it lacks basic scientific graphs like boxplots and control charts and I would not recommend it for scientific data.

AppSheet lacks the flexibility of MS PowerApps and is priced per user, making it expensive to scale and greatly reducing the potential use cases.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
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Google Cloud Platform Pricing

Google Cloud Platform Pricing

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Free Trial
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Value for money

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Value for Money
4,4/5
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Google Cloud Platform Features

Google Cloud Platform Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Role-Based Permissions
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
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Additional information for Google Cloud Platform

Additional information for Google Cloud Platform

Key features of Google Cloud Platform

  • API
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface

Google Cloud Platform FAQs

Google Cloud Platform FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Google Cloud Platform.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Google Cloud Platform offer?

Google Cloud Platform offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Contact Google Cloud Platform for pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of Google Cloud Platform?

Google Cloud Platform offers the following features:

  • API
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Graphical User Interface

Q. Who are the typical users of Google Cloud Platform?

Google Cloud Platform has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Google Cloud Platform support?

Google Cloud Platform supports the following languages:

Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Q. Does Google Cloud Platform support mobile devices?

We do not have any information about what devices Google Cloud Platform supports

Q. What other apps does Google Cloud Platform integrate with?

Google Cloud Platform integrates with the following applications:

Buddy, Competera, Dreamdata.io, Frame, Gridbees, MyHub, Navicat Monitor, Tribe, Unitrends Backup, VCM

Q. What level of support does Google Cloud Platform offer?

Google Cloud Platform offers the following support options:

Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials