|Initial release||October 6, 2011|
|Platform||Google App Engine, Google Compute Engine, Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud SQL|
|Type||Cloud Storage, Web Development|
Google Cloud Platform is a cloud computing service by Google that offers hosting on the same supporting infrastructure that Google uses internally for end-user products like Google Search and YouTube. Cloud Platform provides developer products to build a range of programs from simple websites to complex applications.
Google Cloud Platform is a part of a suite of enterprise services from Google Cloud[disambiguation needed] and provides a set of modular cloud-based services with a host of development tools. For example, hosting and computing, cloud storage, data storage, translations APIs and prediction APIs.
For those with familiarity with other notable cloud service providers, a comparison of similar services may be helpful in understanding Google Cloud Platform's offerings.
|Google Cloud Platform||Amazon Web Services ||Microsoft Azure |
|Google Compute Engine||Amazon EC2||Azure Virtual Machines|
|Google App Engine||AWS Elastic Beanstalk||Azure Cloud Services|
|BigQuery||Amazon Redshift||Microsoft Azure SQL Database|
|Google Cloud Functions||Amazon Lambda||Azure Functions|
|Google Cloud Datastore||Amazon DynamoDB||Cosmos DB|
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