is the most widely used cloud services platform by Amazon which offers database storage,
content delivery, computing power and other functionalities helping businesses to scale
Azure is ahybrid cloud service platform by Microsoft which helps companies in the
development, service hosting, service management, and data storage. Azure is well known
for its flexibility.
Even though AWS (launch year:2006) was launched much before Azure (launch year:2010),
Azure is available in more countries (140 countries) than AWS (61countries). Yet AWS
dominates the cloud services market with a40% market share when compared to just 30% of
provides a greater number of services compared to Azure. Below are the services
Both AWS and Azure offer long-running and dependable storage services. AWS has offerings
like AWS S3, EBS, and Glacier while Azure Storage Services have Blob Storage, Disk
Storage, and Standard Archive.
AWS S3 guarantees high availability and automatic replication in all regions. When it
comes to brief or temporary storage in AWS, it starts functioning every time the
instance starts and stops. On termination, it provides block storage comparable to hard
disks and could be attached to an EC2 instance or can be saved separately.
uses temporary storage and page blobs for VM volume. Azure provides Blob Storage
services as a counterpart to S3 in AWS
Both AWS and Azure offervarious database services to handle both structured and
AWS provides Amazon RDS while Azure has Azure SQL Server Database when the priority is
durability. Amazon RDS is adaptable to various database engines like MariaDB, Amazon
Aurora, MySQL, Microsoft SQL, PostgreSQL, and Oracle.
Even though Azure provides a friendlier and smoother user interface, AWS supports more
Both Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) and Microsoft Azure Virtual Network enable users
to create subnets, route tables, private IP address ranges, and network gateways by
enabling the creation of isolated networks under the Cloud umbrella.
Both Azure and AWS provide pay as you use pricing models. While Azure charges at
per-minute basis, AWS charges at per hour basis. Azure has a cost advantage when the
subscription is for a shorter time, but it would be costlier than AWS when we start
scaling up the architecture.
Container and Orchestration Support:
AWS offers more options in Big data and Analytics related services. It provides various
services that cover domains such as IoT, development of mobile apps and creating a
computingenvironment. Azure offers Hadoop support with services such as Azure HD
Support for Hybrid clouds:
While Azure excels in the hybrid cloud market by enabling organizations to integrate
on-site servers with cloud services, AWS is still an amateur in the hybrid cloud market.
groups machines into cloud service and provides responses to various ports with the same
domain name. Whereas, AWS machines can be separately accessed.
Long term data archiving:
Azure does not provide any long-term data archiving and retrieval options. Whereas AWS
allows its users to do long term data archiving and retrieval.
While AWS provides enhanced security features by defining roles with permission control,
azure provides by defining permissions on the whole account.
Advantages of AWS:
Advantages of Azure:
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