Engine Yard Cloud vs Google App Engine

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Engine Yard Cloud

26
35
+ 1
7
Google App Engine

8.4K
6.5K
+ 1
609
Add tool

Engine Yard Cloud vs Google App Engine: What are the differences?

Engine Yard Cloud: Deploy and scale Rails applications in the cloud. The Engine Yard Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a product family that leverages open source technologies to orchestrate and automate the configuration, deployment and management of applications on multiple infrastructures; 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.

Engine Yard Cloud and Google App Engine can be categorized as "Platform as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Engine Yard Cloud are:

  • Dedicated, secure, commercial-grade platform that increases agility
  • Focus on your code - not on operations or platform maintenance
  • Scale cloud applications and infrastructure rapidly

On the other hand, Google App Engine provides the following key features:

  • 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.

"Great customer support" is the primary reason why developers consider Engine Yard Cloud over the competitors, whereas "Easy to deploy" was stated as the key factor in picking Google App Engine.

Snapchat, Accenture, and Movielala are some of the popular companies that use Google App Engine, whereas Engine Yard Cloud is used by ChallengePost, Firecracker, and CoolWorks. Google App Engine has a broader approval, being mentioned in 481 company stacks & 343 developers stacks; compared to Engine Yard Cloud, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

Get Advice from developers at your company using StackShare Enterprise. Sign up for StackShare Enterprise.
Learn More
Pros of Engine Yard Cloud
Pros of Google App Engine
  • 6
    Great customer support
  • 1
    Simple deployment
  • 144
    Easy to deploy
  • 106
    Auto scaling
  • 80
    Good free plan
  • 62
    Easy management
  • 56
    Scalability
  • 35
    Low cost
  • 32
    Comprehensive set of features
  • 28
    All services in one place
  • 22
    Simple scaling
  • 19
    Quick and reliable cloud servers
  • 6
    Granular Billing
  • 5
    Easy to develop and unit test
  • 4
    Monitoring gives comprehensive set of key indicators
  • 3
    Create APIs quickly with cloud endpoints
  • 3
    Really easy to quickly bring up a full stack
  • 2
    No Ops
  • 2
    Mostly up

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

What is Engine Yard Cloud?

The Engine Yard Platform as a Service (PaaS) is a product family that leverages open source technologies to orchestrate and automate the configuration, deployment and management of applications on multiple infrastructures.

What is Google App Engine?

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.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Jobs that mention Engine Yard Cloud and Google App Engine as a desired skillset
CBRE
United States of America Texas Richardson
What companies use Engine Yard Cloud?
What companies use Google App Engine?
See which teams inside your own company are using Engine Yard Cloud or Google App Engine.
Sign up for StackShare EnterpriseLearn More

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Engine Yard Cloud?
What tools integrate with Google App Engine?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

What are some alternatives to Engine Yard Cloud and Google App Engine?
Heroku
Heroku is a cloud application platform – a new way of building and deploying web apps. Heroku lets app developers spend 100% of their time on their application code, not managing servers, deployment, ongoing operations, or scaling.
Apollo
Build a universal GraphQL API on top of your existing REST APIs, so you can ship new application features fast without waiting on backend changes.
AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Once you upload your application, Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the deployment details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, auto-scaling, and application health monitoring.
Apache Camel
An open source Java framework that focuses on making integration easier and more accessible to developers.
Red Hat OpenShift
OpenShift is Red Hat's Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering. OpenShift is an application platform in the cloud where application developers and teams can build, test, deploy, and run their applications.
See all alternatives