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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Google Cloud Platform Features

Devices
Business size
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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
690

Very good
255

Average
35

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

Google Cloud is a game changer in the Cloud Hosting Game

It has been an excellent experience migrating premised based equipment from our data centers in the Google Cloud. The process went extremely well with minimal disruption of our business.


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.


Kamal H.

Cloud computing made easy

It's the best cloud computing platform I've used.


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: Retail
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

Google Cloud is a game changer in the Cloud Hosting Game

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/29
Review Source: Capterra

It has been an excellent experience migrating premised based equipment from our data centers in the Google Cloud. The process went extremely well with minimal disruption of our business.

Pros

Google Cloud's ability to not only use the GUI interface but also the CLI interface makes it extremely valuable.

Cons

The user interface is confusing for users coming from AWS or Microsoft Azure. There is a learning curve for people who are not familiar with CLI

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Likelihood to recommend: 8.0/10

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

Kamal H.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Cloud computing made easy

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/06/23
Review Source: Capterra

It's the best cloud computing platform I've used.

Pros

The GCP has made the deployment of development practices easy. Creating and Launching virtual instances is very fast. You are billed only when instances are running. The free trial credit makes it superb and standout among others.

Cons

The only disadvantage is that it assigns a USA IP address for every instance created. Even if the location of the instance is India, London, South Africa, you'll be given a USA IP.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
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Google Cloud Platform Pricing

Google Cloud Platform Pricing

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Free Trial
Free
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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
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,6/5
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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. What type of pricing plans does Google Cloud Platform offer?

Google Cloud Platform has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

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