Storage options on app engine

For those who think google app engine only has one kind of datastore, the one built around “bigtable”, think again. Nick Johnson goes into details of all the other options available with their pro’s and con’s in his post.

App Engine provides more data storage mechanisms than is apparent at first glance. All of them have different tradeoffs, so it’s likely that one – or more – of them will suit your application well. Often, the ideal solution involves a combination, such as the datastore and memcache, or local files and instance memory.

Storage options he lists..

  • Datastore
  • Memcache
  • Instance memory
  • Local Files

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