Vertex vs Google Sheets

Deciding between Vertex and Google Sheets

Vertex vs Google Sheets

Both Vertex and Google Sheets have a lot to offer and both can accomplish many of the same things - so how should you decide which one to use?

While Google Sheets has been around for years and is a classic Browser-based spreadsheet, Vertex is a new product that uses the heavy-duty Postgres database as its backend, making it suitable for larger tasks that eventually need to integrate with other platforms and handle large amounts of data. Vertex is a modern no-code data platform that can be used both with existing databases and for creating new databases. Google Sheets provides an API and no-code integrations, but does not offer data validation and data integrity whereas Vertex and Postgres can ensure that every cell only stores a very specific type of data. This in turn allows building more complicated apps on top of it and allows scaling the apps to large workloads.


  • Makes it easy to create a true database even if you aren't very technical
  • Allows you to create filtered views of each table
  • Allows you to connect existing databases and build admin tools for them without writing code
  • Has an API and no-code integrations
  • Databases can be used for large-scale applications
  • Is not a true spreadsheet (does not offer formulas, dragging to fill cells, pivot tables, etc)

Google Sheets

  • Is a true spreadsheet
  • Does not offer data integrity
  • Is not appropriate as a backend for building complex web applications
  • Has an API and no-code integrations
Is Vertex right for you?