Google Cloud Platform Features

Google Cloud Platform

Modular platform for computing, hosting, storage & more

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Calendar Management
Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
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Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
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Configuration Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Cost Analysis
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Data Discovery
Data Extraction
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Data Replication
Data Security
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Database Conversion
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Predictive Analytics
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Root Cause Analysis
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Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
Speech Recognition
Speech-to-Text Analysis
Supply Monitoring
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Team Calendars
Templates
Text to Speech
Threat Intelligence
Threat Response
Threshold Alerts
Uptime Reporting
User Activity Monitoring
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Application Security
Archiving & Retention
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Provisioning
CPU Monitoring
Calendar Management
Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
Chat/Messaging
Chatbot
Cloud Computing
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Cost Analysis
Cost Management
Customizable Dashboard
Dashboard
Data Aggregation
Data Blending
Data Cleansing
Data Dictionary Management
Data Discovery
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Replication
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Data Warehousing
Database Conversion
Database Support
Demand Monitoring
Diagnostic Tools
Disaster Recovery
Document Storage
Email Management
Email Monitoring
Event Logs
For Healthcare
For Sales Teams/Organizations
Full Text Search
Full Transaction Diagnostics
Graphical User Interface
High Volume Processing
IT Incident Management
IT Monitoring
Incident Management
Incident Reporting
Investigation Management
Load Balancing
Log Access
Log Analysis
Log Management
Machine Learning
Metadata Management
Mobile Network Troubleshooting
Monitoring
Multi-Cloud Management
Multi-Language
Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Programming Languages Supported
Natural Language Search
Network Analysis
Network Monitoring
Network Resource Management
Performance Analysis
Performance Metrics
Performance Monitoring
Predictive Analytics
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Process/Workflow Automation
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Relational
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
Root Cause Analysis
Scheduling
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Server Monitoring
Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
Speech Recognition
Speech-to-Text Analysis
Supply Monitoring
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Team Calendars
Templates
Text to Speech
Threat Intelligence
Threat Response
Threshold Alerts
Uptime Reporting
User Activity Monitoring
User Management
Virtual Machine Encryption
Virtual Machine Migration
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
Virtual Server
Virtualization
Vulnerability Scanning
Web Traffic Reporting
Workflow Approval
Workflow Management
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Application Management
Application Security
Archiving & Retention
Audit Trail
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Provisioning
CPU Monitoring
Calendar Management
Capacity Analytics
Capacity Management
Chat/Messaging
Chatbot
Cloud Computing
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Configurable Workflow
Configuration Management
Contact Management
Content Management
Cost Analysis
Cost Management
Customizable Dashboard
Dashboard
Data Aggregation
Data Blending
Data Cleansing
Data Dictionary Management
Data Discovery
Data Extraction
Data Import/Export
Data Migration
Data Replication
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Data Synchronization
Data Visualization
Data Warehousing
Database Conversion
Database Support
Demand Monitoring
Diagnostic Tools
Disaster Recovery
Document Storage
Email Management
Email Monitoring
Event Logs
For Healthcare
For Sales Teams/Organizations
Full Text Search
Full Transaction Diagnostics
Graphical User Interface
High Volume Processing
IT Incident Management
IT Monitoring
Incident Management
Incident Reporting
Investigation Management
Load Balancing
Log Access
Log Analysis
Log Management
Machine Learning
Metadata Management
Mobile Network Troubleshooting
Monitoring
Multi-Cloud Management
Multi-Language
Multiple Data Sources
Multiple Programming Languages Supported
Natural Language Search
Network Analysis
Network Monitoring
Network Resource Management
Performance Analysis
Performance Metrics
Performance Monitoring
Predictive Analytics
Prioritization
Process/Workflow Automation
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Relational
Remote Access/Control
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Resource Management
Role-Based Permissions
Root Cause Analysis
Scheduling
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Secure Login
Server Monitoring
Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
Speech Recognition
Speech-to-Text Analysis
Supply Monitoring
Task Management
Task Scheduling
Team Calendars
Templates
Text to Speech
Threat Intelligence
Threat Response
Threshold Alerts
Uptime Reporting
User Activity Monitoring
User Management
Virtual Machine Encryption
Virtual Machine Migration
Virtual Machine Monitoring
Virtual Personal Assistant (VPA)
Virtual Server
Virtualization
Vulnerability Scanning
Web Traffic Reporting
Workflow Approval
Workflow Management
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Google Cloud Platform Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Google Cloud Platform's features:

Jordan D.

Affordable Cloud Service For Marketing Analytics

2019-08-04

I come more from an analytics background, but it's always easy for me to do the work of a data engineer in the platform.

Pros

Like all cloud software, I love how easy it is to import data and incorporate it into my work-flow for spinning up marketing dashboards.

Cons

Like most Google products, I wish it was easier to integrate into third-party (non-Google) products.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrew M.

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

2020-10-31

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

Recently they have added a feature whereby query results can be viewed in Sheets for quick, less technical analysis.

Cons

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.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Lisa T.

Great Platform to build & store your data

2018-02-24

A very powerful tool with great collaboration (especially if you use other Google products) with great integration

Pros

Also has many reporting options and is very flexible.

Cons

Storage has been a problem but mostly have had no issues (although the interface could be more intuitive).

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Garima S.

Excellent Cloud Storage Tool

2018-06-21

Pros

Fast access to other cloud data specifically the data from google. offers console and command line for better control and management with commands.

Cons

This is really an excellent tool from google without any bug and at it's best for cloud projects.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gaurav G.

Robust clickstream data storage and analysis tool

2020-09-29

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.

Pros

I can export the data extract using Google Sheets and store it in Google Drive.

Cons

Google Cloud Platform is great for importing datasets from Google Analytics and other Google suite tools.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Manish G.

Good for project deployment

2020-09-28

Best for large projects management.

Pros

Up time is very high never slow down the project due to server issues and maintenance of data and project is very good.

Cons

Some time take time to authenticate the users for identification and some what complex to use and manage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Joy B.

Create. Collaborate. Connect.

2019-09-12

I use it for personal, professional, and volunteer file management, collaboration, and reporting.

Pros

I can upload, manage, and connect real time with the assurance it will be protected.

Cons

Only the fear that at some time it may be compromised and my materials used for ill gain without my knowledge.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Craig S.

Robust Data Storage and Analytics

2020-11-28

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.

Pros

Public datasets such as Bitcoin cryptocurrency can be analyzed and visualized easily using integration between BigQuery and Data Studio.

Cons

Data Studio works fine for basic clickstream and transactional reporting but lacks statistical or scientific analytical capabilities.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravikiran R.

Good but little pricier than AWS but good cloud platform for the future

2017-10-11

Suitable for Machine learning and big data

Pros

Easy to use Easy to start and developing a solution they almost charge nothing Good set of API available for CI/CD Easy to start a project and deploy and easy to scale User management is much better than AWS cognito

Cons

Very less services when compared with AWS Services are inclined towards ML and Bigdata. Missing some services like queueing, greangrass

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

A great experience but not always easy to use despite documentation

2018-03-20

Monitored services saved us time and money.

Pros

The internal data center to data center networking is awesome.

Cons

Google Cloud Platform has fewer software options than Amazon Web Services. Expert system administration knowledge needed to make the most of the service.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Chamath N.

Easy to use infrastructure to analyze big data and queries

2019-03-21

For basic usage this platform would be fine, as it does the job and does analyze the data and to an extend big queries.

Pros

Pros - - Google cloud platform has been my go-to software for managing Big Data - Great performance (Manages Big Queries and Data analysis) - Easy to use - Speed (Minute level increments.

Cons

Cons - - Google Cloud Platform works great for big data, but is not the most professional it seems to be a bit outdated - Updates (it seems like when other platforms have updates, GCP can’t seem to catch up, and has now become outdated) - Time (it may take more time to process the information than other platforms do) - First Draft (It feels as it was an initial beta version and are yet to release the final version of the platform) - Management (there is limited management)

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Teodor S.

A useful working tool

2018-03-11

Pros

The platform is fast and easy to use.

Cons

Data management tools are not advanced enough.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Automotive company, 11-50 employees)

Great for creating simple websites if you have never done it before

2018-04-05

Makes creating your own work space real easy.

Pros

I liked that you could link API Keys making the transfer of large data files quick and easy.

Cons

Took me a while to find my way around the system, some more in depth FAQ's guides would have been helpful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 1001-5000 employees)

Google Cloud Platform is a comprehensive platform for publishing apps

2018-03-13

Pros

It offers third party integrations such as newsletter management, databases and much more

Cons

The only con I can think of is the new roles management, quite complex, in my honest opinion, and pretty difficult to understand

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Best for startups

2019-09-26

It helped a lot in the prototyping period of a software product.

Pros

Well supported with mobile app SDKs.

Cons

The pricing is high, free quotes are decreased nowadays. API key management is confusing, some keys are generated automatically, hard to follow up.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer

Google Cloud Platform is probably the best platform to store and analyze data.

2018-03-14

Pros

I like the visual dashboard for data analysis that let's me look at website related trends and other statistics.

Cons

The application is not intuitive to use, but can be learned fairly quickly with some tutorials, which are provided.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

Simple and straight forward cloud offering with a pay for what you use billing strategy

2018-07-26

Pros

It has everything you would expect from a cloud offering (easy login, management of instances, api access, user management).

Cons

Also, in catering to the simpler use cases, doing more advanced management can require some deep help diving to find out how.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)

Easy to use cloud platform and great for those starting out

2020-12-14

Pros

The extensive ability to monitor your virtual machines from just the dashboard Sends alerts to email if the activity of the CPU is going 100% most of the time.

Cons

Navigation on the pages can be confusing at times and some information is not updated for the latest version.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven C.

1 click deployment of services and solutions with scalability

2021-01-22

Scaling services and capacity management is a click away, something which can be difficult on prem with physical kit.

Pros

Native capabilities cover a majority of requirements such as data stores, database and reporting.

Cons

Some features may not available that are required for your software solutions or for regulatory requirements such as off site replication. Google are constantly adding features and will work on any resolving such issues.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 11-50 employees)

Great cloud products

2019-03-26

Pros

Fast, easy interface, smooth experience.

Cons

Data analytics a bit concerning.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amelia A.

Cloud it! Backup is essential. Do it in the right places!

2020-06-17

We use Google Cloud as our third backup option.

Pros

Easy to upload a large amount of data. Google quality service and security.

Cons

No problems to report...and no annoying emails from Google to buy or upgrade to other services!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Christine K.

Great Performance

2016-12-06

BigQuery allows you to analyze massive amounts of data in a short time span, providing real-time insights about your data-sets.

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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Brandon B.

Google

2019-12-05

I really enjoy the overlook of the entire app, just as well as all of Google's app

Pros

that it has business analytics and AI all in one place, nice place to set up your business inner workings and collect data management

Cons

a little complicated to work with AI but it is a complicated subject, I would say it is a good place to work on business growth, though,

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Prashant M.

Very strong for Data Needs

2019-07-28

Good for integrations with other Google products and data applications.

Pros

It is very helpful if you have data on Google Analytics and want to pull in Big Query and do some processing or visualization on Data Studio.

Cons

It is as I said, very good for data needs, it cannot replace AWS, AWS will be cheaper, stronger and powerful for your applications and infrastructure.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Ambrose L.

A Good Contender

2016-12-06

The worst aspect is their billing interface. It's about as bare-bones as it gets.

Pros

Robust Solutions Competitive Pricing Great Logging/Monitoring Integration

Cons

Steep Learning Curve (for Kubernetes) Virtually No Billing UI

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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