Google jumps on Big Table of Web Services

Google announced its new App Engine tonight. I was there shooting video and Mike Arrington has all the details in a wrapup post.

I shot four videos. Here they are:

Meeting some geeks before the event.
Part I.
Part II.
Part III.
Part IV. Watch Pownce’s developers give some feedback at the end.

UPDATE: Google just uploaded the official video, which is better quality. You’ll see me sit up at the front.

72 Replies to “Google jumps on Big Table of Web Services”

  1. Hm trying to work out what the market for this would be… Eg. I use a VPS with hostmysite which comes pre-configured with all development tools I need: database server, web application server etc. … they do all the system management, security updates etc. . I can go do a dedicated server with the same feature set (at a greater price of course) if I need more performance.

    There are only two situations where I could image this would makes sense:

    1) I need a massive scale eg. 20million+ users

    2) I need a free solution

    I doubt Google would offer this for free if I want to serve 20 million customers.

    But maybe I am missing something…

    PS: Markus Frind is running PlentyofFish.com on two database servers and 2 web servers… sounds plenty cheap to me.

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  2. Hm trying to work out what the market for this would be… Eg. I use a VPS with hostmysite which comes pre-configured with all development tools I need: database server, web application server etc. … they do all the system management, security updates etc. . I can go do a dedicated server with the same feature set (at a greater price of course) if I need more performance.

    There are only two situations where I could image this would makes sense:

    1) I need a massive scale eg. 20million+ users

    2) I need a free solution

    I doubt Google would offer this for free if I want to serve 20 million customers.

    But maybe I am missing something…

    PS: Markus Frind is running PlentyofFish.com on two database servers and 2 web servers… sounds plenty cheap to me.

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  3. A full-stack, hosted, automatically scalable web application platform, and to begin with, 500 MB of total storage, 200 million megacycles/day CPU time, and 10 GB bandwidth (both ways) per day – all for FREE!

    Now, this is what I would like to call “Change Technology” – disruptive, you bet, but kickstarts a lot of things in a lot of places.

    Jay, from Bangalore
    http://www.ideaburger.blogspot.com

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  4. A full-stack, hosted, automatically scalable web application platform, and to begin with, 500 MB of total storage, 200 million megacycles/day CPU time, and 10 GB bandwidth (both ways) per day – all for FREE!

    Now, this is what I would like to call “Change Technology” – disruptive, you bet, but kickstarts a lot of things in a lot of places.

    Jay, from Bangalore
    http://www.ideaburger.blogspot.com

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  5. ah… I think I might get it now… they are offering “hosting” for web application on a large scale at no cost…

    … hm, I wonder what their business model is.

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  6. ah… I think I might get it now… they are offering “hosting” for web application on a large scale at no cost…

    … hm, I wonder what their business model is.

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  7. Curios to see how this will compare to Amazon’s AWS.
    By the way, Robert, what is your impression from developers? Any current AWS user which is commenting Google’s new move?

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  8. Curios to see how this will compare to Amazon’s AWS.
    By the way, Robert, what is your impression from developers? Any current AWS user which is commenting Google’s new move?

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  9. I don’t care about Google unless they are going to support their product, With a live person I can call. Maybe they will offer support when it comes out of beta in 10 years. Google seems to be announce many things but they haven’t been finishing any of them lately.

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  10. I don’t care about Google unless they are going to support their product, With a live person I can call. Maybe they will offer support when it comes out of beta in 10 years. Google seems to be announce many things but they haven’t been finishing any of them lately.

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  11. i dont know what you think about google, but i’m not going to provide my source codes to google.. think about it: google knows all about you right now, and if any cool app runs in their ecosystem, they have 2 choices: first: they can lookup the sources, copy it, or make you a offer to buy your company (is this the best way for crowdsourcing ever done?) second: they let you pay a lot of money to use the service… and if you want to leave the service, you can’t because you have to rebuilt the app (the apps built on googles systems are not very portable.. )

    that are only a few arguments, to not use this GServices… what do you think?

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  12. i dont know what you think about google, but i’m not going to provide my source codes to google.. think about it: google knows all about you right now, and if any cool app runs in their ecosystem, they have 2 choices: first: they can lookup the sources, copy it, or make you a offer to buy your company (is this the best way for crowdsourcing ever done?) second: they let you pay a lot of money to use the service… and if you want to leave the service, you can’t because you have to rebuilt the app (the apps built on googles systems are not very portable.. )

    that are only a few arguments, to not use this GServices… what do you think?

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  13. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only? Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go by the Undeniable Law of the Universe: If it’s pure fluff, Scoble reports.

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  14. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only? Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go by the Undeniable Law of the Universe: If it’s pure fluff, Scoble reports.

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  16. Ahha what a way to make everyone DEPEND on Google for even their webapp!
    There is nothing new in this idea as there are bunch of services which do such stuff.
    Also you are now tied up with Google and technology they support for this service, so where is the innovation part for developers?

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  17. Ahha what a way to make everyone DEPEND on Google for even their webapp!
    There is nothing new in this idea as there are bunch of services which do such stuff.
    Also you are now tied up with Google and technology they support for this service, so where is the innovation part for developers?

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  18. Google just announced Google App Engine, and certainly (driven by Robert Scoble) that has been running like wildfire around the blogosphere. It solves some very interesting problems, and does it in a slick way, but it also creates some questions….

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  19. Google just announced Google App Engine, and certainly (driven by Robert Scoble) that has been running like wildfire around the blogosphere. It solves some very interesting problems, and does it in a slick way, but it also creates some questions….

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  20. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only? Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go

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  21. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only? Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go

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  22. Google just announced Google App Engine, and certainly (driven by Robert Scoble) that has been running like wildfire around the blogosphere. It solves some very interesting problems, and does it in a slick way, but it also creates some questions….

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  23. Google just announced Google App Engine, and certainly (driven by Robert Scoble) that has been running like wildfire around the blogosphere. It solves some very interesting problems, and does it in a slick way, but it also creates some questions….

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  24. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only? Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go by the Undeniable Law of the Universe: If it’s pure fluff, Scoble reports.

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  25. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only? Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go by the Undeniable Law of the Universe: If it’s pure fluff, Scoble reports.

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  26. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only?

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  27. Non-starter preview concept-only with serious limitations slash privacy issues, not sufficient at all for Enterprise developers lacking fully relational data, and hitting the deck with python only?

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  28. Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go by the Undeniable Law of the Universe: If it’s pure fluff, Scoble reports.
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  29. Maybe in a year it will have some filling. Just always go by the Undeniable Law of the Universe: If it’s pure fluff, Scoble reports.
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  30. hi good thank you I use a VPS with hostmysite which comes pre-configured with all development tools I need: database server, web application server etc. … they do all the system management, security updates etc. .

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