Google Cloud Platform vs Parse

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Comparing Google Cloud Platform vs Parse is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Parse has more user-friendly interface than Google Cloud Platform because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots

To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Parse is more popular than Google Cloud Platform

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Google Cloud Platform cuts the price of GPUs by up to 36 percent (in 2017)
- Google Cloud Platform gets a cheaper, lower-performance networking tier (in 2017)
- Google Cloud Platform improved its free tier (in 2017)
- Google Cloud Platform takes on Windows Azure with new Windows VMs (in 2017)
- Google Cloud Platform gets a new key management service (in 2017)
- Google Cloud Platform gets new a cold storage service (in 2016)
- Google launched custom machine types for its Cloud Platform (in 2015)
- Google Cloud Platform now allows to store Docker container images (in 2015)
- Mobile app builder Parse adds crash reporting and local datastore (in 2014)
- Google Cloud Platform now supports server-side software for Windows (in 2014)

Looks like Google Cloud Platform was recently more active than Parse (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Google Cloud Platform and Parse meet head to head:

2017 - Google Cloud Platform takes on Windows Azure with new Windows VMs. Parse should better react

Google announced several new products today aimed at luring IT pros who are using Windows in their data centers to the Google Cloud Platform. The company introduced support for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on the Cloud Platform. In addition, the company announced support for SQL Server Always-On Availability Group for customers who are concerned about high availability and disaster recovery when running critical operations in a cloud setting. What this means in practical terms is that IT pros can now launch pre-configured virtual machines running any of these products on Google Cloud Platform, and pay for them by the minute — or they can bring an existing SQL Server license they have already paid for.

2015 - Google Cloud Platform now allows to store Docker container images. Beware Parse

Google announced the beta launch of the Google Container Registry for its Cloud Platform. This new service allows developers to host, share and manage their private Docker container repositories on the company’s cloud computing platform. By default, Docker offers its own public images registry so developers can quickly install anything from a basic unadorned Ubuntu machine to servers that have already been set up to run WordPress, mongoDB, Hadoop or virtually any other server package you can think of. Many businesses have no interest in publishing their containers to a public repository, of course. They can run their own private repositories or use services like that offer this feature as a cloud-based service. At its core, that’s what Google’s Container Registry does, too, but with a focus on Google’s own cloud computing platform.