Google has announced some quiet changes to Google App Engine. They
- No more "High CPU Requests"! App Engine Apps were once allowed no
more than 2 CPU-intensive requests per minute. We’ve made some adjustments to
the way we handle requests, and have eliminated this limitation altogether. To
learn more about how this works and the implications for your app, see our documentation.
- Response deadline raised to 30 seconds. The amount of time an App
Engine app can take to respond to an incoming request has been raised from 10 to
30 seconds! There are limits on the number of simultaneous active requests an
application can process at any given moment–see our docs
to learn more.
- Size limits on code files, static files, and requests/responses raised to
10MB! App Engine apps can now receive requests and send responses of up to
10MB in size, and users can upload 10MB code and static files as well. Note that
API requests (e.g. memcache.set(), db.put()) are still limited to 1MB in size.
Some of the developers I know are quite relieved about the removal of 2 CPU
intensive requests per minute limit. I think Google is preparing for some big
announcements regarding their App Engine in the near future. It will be
interesting to see where they take the app engine next.
Hat Tip: Tweet from Prabhakar Chaganti of Ylastic.