Google Cloud Platform

Modular platform for computing, hosting, storage & more

About 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.

Pricing starting from:

N/A

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

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Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Markets

Andorra, United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Albania, Armenia, Angola, Argentina, American Samoa, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Åland Islands, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Burundi, Benin, Bermuda, Brunei, Bolivia, Brazil, Bahamas, Bhutan, Botswana, Belarus, Belize, Canada, Congo - Kinshasa, Central African Republic, Congo - Brazzaville, Switzerland, Cook Islands, Chile, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cape Verde, Cyprus, Czechia, Germany, Djibouti, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Algeria, Ecuador, Estonia, Egypt, Eritrea, Spain, Ethiopia, Finland, Fiji, Falkland Islands, Micronesia, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, United Kingdom, Grenada, Georgia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greenland, Gambia, Guinea, Guadeloupe, Equatorial Guinea, Greece, Guatemala, Guam, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hong Kong SAR China, Honduras, Croatia, Haiti, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Isle of Man, India, Iraq, Iran, Iceland, Italy, Jersey, Jamaica, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South Korea, Kuwait, Cayman Islands, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Liberia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Libya, Morocco, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Saint Martin, Madagascar, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Mali, Myanmar (Burma), Mongolia, Macao SAR China, Northern Mariana Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Montserrat, Malta, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Mexico, Malaysia, Mozambique, Namibia, New Caledonia, Niger, Norfolk Island, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Netherlands, Norway, Nepal, Nauru, New Zealand, Oman, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon, Puerto Rico, Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Palau, Paraguay, Qatar, Réunion, Romania, Serbia, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Sudan, Sweden, Singapore, Saint Helena, Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Slovakia, Sierra Leone, San Marino, Senegal, Somalia, Suriname, São Tomé and Príncipe, El Salvador, Syria, Eswatini, Turks and Caicos Islands, Chad, Togo, Thailand, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tunisia, Tonga, Turkey, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Taiwan, Tanzania, Ukraine, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna, Samoa, Yemen, Mayotte, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

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Features

Total features of Google Cloud Platform: 98

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Monitoring
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Application Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Billing & Provisioning
  • Business Process Automation
  • Calendar Management
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Chat/Messaging
  • Chatbot Software
  • Cloud Computing
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Configuration Management
  • Cost Analysis
  • Cost Management
  • Customer Database
  • Dashboard Software
  • Data Blending
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Cleansing
  • Data Connectors
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Discovery Software
  • Data Extraction Software
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Replication
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Data Warehousing
  • Database Conversion
  • Database Support
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Document Storage
  • ETL - Extract / Transfer / Load
  • Email Management Software
  • Endpoint Protection Software
  • File Transfer
  • For Healthcare
  • For Retail
  • For Sales Teams/Organizations
  • Full Text Search
  • Graphical User Interface
  • High Volume Processing
  • IT, Server & Network Monitoring Software
  • In-Database Processing
  • Integrated Development Environment
  • Load Balancing Software
  • Log Access
  • Machine Learning Software
  • Metadata Management
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Multi-Language
  • Multiple Data Sources
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Natural Language Search
  • Network Monitoring Software
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Predictive Analytics Software
  • Prioritization
  • Process/Workflow Automation
  • Relational
  • Release Management
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Requirements Management Software
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Scheduling Software
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Speech Recognition Software
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Task Scheduling
  • Templates
  • Testing/QA Management
  • Threat Response
  • User Management
  • Virtual Machine Encryption
  • Virtual Machine Migration
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
  • Virtual Server
  • Virtualization Software
  • Workflow Approval
  • Workflow Configuration
  • Workflow Management Software

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5
(1,273)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.6/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.3/5

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Jeanette
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Google Cloud is hassle free and easy peasy!

Reviewed on 2022-07-21

Super easy and hassle free. I don't worry about losing my information and I don't worry about poor...

Super easy and hassle free. I don't worry about losing my information and I don't worry about poor security.

Pros

Automatic backup. Secure log-in. I have the paid HIPAA version and enjoy peace of mind knowing my information and my client's information is safe.

Cons

I don't know of any features that are missing or not occurring. The Google Cloud is a great product.

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox Business

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud Platform

My external hard drive did not automatically back up my information. When I got hacked, I lost everything!

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud Platform

I didn't - I actually have both Dropbox and Google Cloud. I have Dropbox Business because I have to do some things in Microsoft and I don't want to have to upload them into the Google Cloud.
Orianne
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  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Enhanced AI and K8 features facilitate the development of the latest applications

Reviewed on 2022-08-02

All data processing can be completed by accessing the cloud platform from a web browser. The...

All data processing can be completed by accessing the cloud platform from a web browser. The ability to work seamlessly with Google Earth Engine. Even if you do not have a high-specification machine at hand, you can perform various data processing you want by operating the cloud from your browser. Because you can directly run analysis algorithms, such as machine learning, linking with various Earth Engine data. By using GKE, we no longer needed to operate our Kubernetes cluster and could now focus on application development. As a result, we were able to concentrate on developing services that could deliver more value, contributing to the speed and quality of application releases.

Pros

I think the Kubernetes cloud service is very easy to use, partly because it is provided by Google, which developed Kubernetes. We also have a full range of AI services, and by combining them with Google AI, we can offer AI services seamlessly, which helps improve the added value of our services.

Cons

The web browser interface is constantly changing. When the system is updated, it also changes the menu display, etc., so it can be a bit confusing. There is no problem with the data processing itself, but sometimes the response at the first stage of access from the browser seems a bit slow.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon EC2

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud Platform

Problems, specific effects, and various functions have been solved, and it has become possible to perform complex analyses in conjunction with Google Earth Engine. It became possible to proceed with the analysis without worrying about the specifications of the machine in question.

Switched From

Azure DevOps Server

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud Platform

Since it is relatively inexpensive and can be accessed by many people, it has lessened the need to prepare a local environment at a cost. Since a large amount of data can be analyzed using cloud computing resources, it is expensive, but considering time and resources, it seems reasonable.
Gaurav
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Robust clickstream data storage and analysis tool

Reviewed on 2020-09-29

My overall experience with Google Cloud Platform has been satisfactory. I have been able to work...

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.

infant
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

GCP Review

Reviewed on 2022-05-11

Overall migration experience is very bad , but new versions made it easier. Other than that GCP...

Overall migration experience is very bad , but new versions made it easier. Other than that GCP monitoring tool is not that much user friendly , the guys with limited knowledge about cloud are suffering to get metrics or monitoring details. For example : to check the GCP Bucket growth , it's not a direct thing to check. We need to query it to get the info.

Pros

Ease of use. I like the most as a admin when compared to other cloud providers the spec can be customizable & the new cpu type N2d which gives better performance with less price. Easy to deploy vm's.

Cons

Oh! The dislike which comes to my mind is the Migration tool. google's M4ce migration engine version 4 is very difficult to setup , such a complex setup. One good relief is M4ce version 5 which supports migration from vmware which setup is so simple & i have migrated workloads easily. But struggled a lot with version 4.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Azure

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud Platform

Obviously cost is the only factor.

Switched From

AWS CloudFormation

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud Platform

Compared to AWS , the price is lesser & have almost all required features & some are exceptional like AI/ML.
Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
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  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Comprehensive and easy-to-use cloud platform overall

Reviewed on 2022-06-17

Overall, we've had a great experience using Google Cloud Platform as a complement to our existing...

Overall, we've had a great experience using Google Cloud Platform as a complement to our existing infrastructure. Gradually, we're seeing more and more use cases for the services available in GCP.

Pros

Common services like VMs, databases, cloud storage are comparable across cloud providers. What I like most about Google Cloud Platform is the intuitive user interface in Cloud Console. It's a lot easier to use and takes out the complexity in managing our cloud infrastructure.

Cons

I don't really have anything I dislike about Google Cloud Platform.

Alternatives Considered

Microsoft Azure

Reasons for Choosing Google Cloud Platform

Some services we need aren't available in AWS.

Reasons for Switching to Google Cloud Platform

We got a generous free trial credits from GCP and liked the services we tried out.
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Google Cloud Platform FAQs

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Google Cloud Platform offers the following pricing plans:

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

90-day, $300 Free Trial: New Google Cloud users can take advantage of a 90-day trial period that includes $300 in free Cloud Billing credits to explore and evaluate Google Cloud products and services. You can use these credits toward one or a combination of products. Contact Google Cloud for pricing information on specific products.

Google Cloud Platform has the following typical customers:

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

Google Cloud Platform supports the following languages:

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

Google Cloud Platform supports the following devices:

Google Cloud Platform integrates with the following applications:

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

Google Cloud Platform offers the following support options:

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

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