Compare Basic and Advanced

You can choose between one of two Cloud Translation editions, Basic and Advanced. The edition you use depends on which version of the client libraries or service endpoint that you use. The following descriptions outline the major differences between the two.

If you are planning a new project, build your application with Cloud Translation - Advanced to take advantage of new features and service improvements. Cloud Translation - Basic remains available, but does not support new features like using glossaries, requesting batch translations, or using AutoML models.

Cloud Translation - Basic (v2)

Cloud Translation - Basic lets you to dynamically translate between languages by using Google's pre-trained Neural Machine Translation (NMT) model. Basic is optimized for simplicity and scale. It's a good fit for applications that handle primarily casual user-generated content, such as chat, social media, or comments.

Cloud Translation - Advanced (v3)

Cloud Translation - Advanced has all of the capabilities of Cloud Translation - Basic and more. Cloud Translation - Advanced edition is optimized for customization and long form content use cases. Customization features include glossaries and custom model selection. For more information, see Cloud Translation - Advanced details.

Supported features

The following table shows which features are available in each edition.

Feature Basic (v2) Advanced (v3)
Translate with NMT model
Translate with custom models
Translate multiple strings in a single request
Batch translations with Cloud Storage
Translate documents
Glossary support (control terminology)
Train custom models
Language Detection
Integrated REST API
Integrated gRPC API
Service Account
Audit logging
Supports HTML
Supports 100+ Languages
Romanization support
Transliteration support
Adaptive translation
Multi-regional endpoint support
VPC Service Controls support

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