Google Cloud

Modular platform for computing, hosting, storage & more

About Google Cloud

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.


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Melvin M
Melvin M
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Best Cloud Server Storage Facilities

Reviewed on 2022/05/20

This is the Fastest Cloud Platform for launching your Database. The integrations are dynamic and...

This is the Fastest Cloud Platform for launching your Database. The integrations are dynamic and Google Cloud Servers will guild your database into success. You can integrate many softwares that help build your business.

Pros

I used Googl Cloud To Launch My backend software (database) for my Business Website and the integration resulted to the most successful profits I've ever seen in my business history. They offer a wide range of Cloud computing and offer about $300 credit for building this system.

Cons

You have to be willing to put in the maximal time and effort to make good business profit. Its hardwork and you have to adapt to the Cloud environment. At the end of the day I'm not complaining I prefer Google Cloud Server when it comes to Cloud Computing , you just have to be ready to work smart and hard.

Alternatives Considered

GoDaddy Website Builder

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud

Blue Host started becoming too expensive.

Switched From

Bluehost

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud

Google Cloud has Cloud Computing features, major difference.
Andrew
Andrew
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

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

Reviewed on 2020/10/31

Google Cloud has allowed us to scale key parts of our data pipeline and democratise access to data...

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.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud

We chose Google Cloud over Amazon because it was more cost effective at the level of usage we were expecting.
Craig
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  • Industry: Apparel & Fashion
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for Free Trial
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Robust Data Storage and Analytics

Reviewed on 2020/11/28

Google Cloud Platform has helped us solve our key business challenge of data centralization,...

Google Cloud Platform has helped us solve our key business challenge of data centralization, scalability and analysis across multiple tools. Using GCP, we have been able to store millions of rows of data from multiple sources in one central database and create custom models on top of the data lake. One example: we were able to build Google Analytics data model which correlates clicks to cases in BigQuery, so we could correlate to post purchase transactional and customer data. If more support is provided by Google on building these kinds of custom models, GCP could drive higher ROI for large corporations.

Pros

Google Cloud Platform has enabled our IT team to store terabytes of marketing, financial and human resources data in relational databases. So, it can be easily accessed by analysts and developers who know SQL using tools such as BigQuery, Data Studio and AppSheet. GCP is easy to learn and is supported by extensive documentation available for free on Google sites such as cloud.google.com. Public datasets such as Bitcoin cryptocurrency can be analyzed and visualized easily using integration between BigQuery and Data Studio. Pre-built BigQuery machine learning models give analysts and data scientists a head start on predicting or forecasting future customer behavior, sales, etc. based on historical data. Connected Sheets allows analysis of millions of rows of data without knowing SQL, using Pivot charts and through seamless integration between BigQuery and Google Sheets.

Cons

Google Cloud Platform works great with Google products such as Google Drive, BigQuery and Data Studio. But is not that efficient when it comes to non-Google analyst tools such as Excel or Word. BigQuery interface is not very intuitive and involves multiple layers of access which causes confusion for administrators. Data Studio works fine for basic clickstream and transactional reporting but lacks statistical or scientific analytical capabilities. AppSheet plug-in for GCP can be used by developers to build apps using data but is costly for small businesses.

Marilyn
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The importance of excellent file storage

Reviewed on 2023/11/02

Despite what I wrote in the previous item, my experience has been very positive, especially with...

Despite what I wrote in the previous item, my experience has been very positive, especially with the work of the research groups.

Pros

The possibility of storing all the files I need to maintain a panoramic view of my activity, and being able to use them according to my needs

Cons

Sometimes, especially when working as a team, the chances of losing information are high.

Asma
Asma
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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Google Cloud Platform is simply awesome

Reviewed on 2022/10/22

It is good platform to make your database secure, fast and reliable.

It is good platform to make your database secure, fast and reliable.

Pros

It is easy to customize or configure disk based on type and size of the disk through console. The Google compute works great, from this the repository and file for store can be create with ease and maintaining and set up is this is also good. The data can be accessed from anywhere and from any device easily and quickly. The bet of Google Cloud platform is which I like most is we need to pay as per utilization or the feature we opt from this platform. Google cloud is fast, safe, and secure and optimize database as service. It give the best solution for business based on its cloud services.

Cons

We face many problems when we are migrating our virtual machines from one zone to another. Process of migrating VM’s is bit complex and confusing one.

Alternatives Considered

IBM Cloud

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud

Google cloud platform is cost effective compare to IBM cloud and it is easy to setup and mange our database as service.
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Google Cloud FAQs

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Google Cloud offers the following pricing plans:

  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Free Tier: New customers get $300 in free credits to fully explore and conduct an assessment of Google Cloud. You won’t be charged until you upgrade. Free Usage Per Month: All customers get free hands-on experience with 20+ popular products, including Compute Engine and Cloud Storage, up to monthly limits. Each product has its specific pricing and is usually charged per usage per month. Please refer to the specific product pricing page on Google cloud Website for more details.

Google Cloud has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Google Cloud supports the following languages:

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

Google Cloud supports the following devices:

Google Cloud integrates with the following applications:

Netskope Active Platform, OpsGenie, PagerDuty, Slack, Splunk Enterprise, Sumo Logic, Telegram, Webex, xMatters

Google Cloud offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, Chat

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