Dec 16, 2014

What can I get for free from Amazon and Google’s clouds?

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12/17/2014
Google Cloud has a few free services, according to its latest pricing schedule:
https://cloud.google.com/pricing/
These include limited use of its App Engine, Cloud DataStore, and loading/exporting data to/from its BigQuery engine. Also, if you register for its developer program, you can get the first six months of use to its Prediction API queries for free too. Their traditional cloud services will cost you, however.

AWS has its "free tier" that is more extensive, with breaks for a new account (meaning, get thyself a new email address) for 18 of its various services, for at most the first year of use:
http://aws.amazon.com/free/

Read the finer print carefully: once you go beyond the usage limits, the meter starts running.
12/17/2014
David has a great answer for this.
Best answer
12/17/2014
Google Cloud has a few free services, according to its latest pricing schedule:
https://cloud.google.com/pricing/
These include limited use of its App Engine, Cloud DataStore, and loading/exporting data to/from its BigQuery engine. Also, if you register for its developer program, you can get the first six months of use to its Prediction API queries for free too. Their traditional cloud services will cost you, however.

AWS has its "free tier" that is more extensive, with breaks for a new account (meaning, get thyself a new email address) for 18 of its various services, for at most the first year of use:
http://aws.amazon.com/free/

Read the finer print carefully: once you go beyond the usage limits, the meter starts running.
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