The cloud market has been captured at present by the Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure is the second-largest cloud computing company in the world.
Both of them are competing in the same sector but the difference in the market share is huge and it has been the same for the last few years.
Amazon has strongly got a hold over the market and others like Microsoft are just trying to reduce or decrease the gap that is there in the market share. Asp. Net development services are the ones who get benefited from these cloud services as they don't have to go anywhere to host. The dot net development community has been continuously working with cloud websites and improving them for users every day.
Azure cloud solutions have been improving, their market share has increased in past few years and the way they are improving they will soon find a respectable share in the cloud computing market that is right now single-handedly run by AWS. The Microsoft technology associates have been trying to get their cloud platform on the world market share. The competition between AWS and Azure is something that will go on for long. The market is under AWS but that doesn't mean that Azure is not as good, it is just that AWS has grabbed the customers and the businesses with their marketing strategies.
Let's analyze how are Azure and AWS different from one another and which one is the winner
Microsoft Azure is a public based cloud platform. The cloud platform doesn't have a good relationship with the open-source community and this makes it a bit less attractive to the community. When it comes to the cloud offerings by the government, Microsoft Azure has limited reach. The pricing model followed by it is also not so flexible. These were some demerits but there are some merits of using Microsoft Azure as well, it has excelled in the Hybrid cloud space organization and it can integrate the onsite servers with the cloud instances. It is still building its partner ecosystem because it has limited Linux options.
They offer premium storage options to their users because the standard storage offered by them is still not capable of handling big data. Right now the Azure is not matured enough to handle big data but they are improving their services. There are machines that are grouped into services of the cloud and they respond to the same response but they use different ports. They pay by the minute that is not what is normal in the cloud market. One more demerit of Azure is that they don’t have a long term data archiving and retrieval option in their cloud yet. The security is provided to the users by enabling the permissions on their account, whole account.
Amazon AWS is amazon’s On-demand cloud computing platform. They are working with the open-source model from the very beginning. It has an edge in terms of offerings of cloud services to the government. The pricing model followed by AWS is flexible and that makes them popular in the community of the people who use the cloud services. To support and offer the Hybrid cloud services, AWS is yet strengthening itself. For the big data support, they have EBS storage and it is super fast too.
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The cloud services for big data handling in AWS are matured and this is not seen in other cloud computing services in the market. The machines in the cloud are matured enough and they can be accessed individually. It follows Elastic Compute Cloud(EC2) and because of that, it provides pay by the hour format. It supports short term retrieval and archiving. Through Amazon Glacier Long term data archiving and retrieval is also possible.
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In the global cloud market share, Amazon is at 33%, Microsoft is at 13% and Google cloud at 6%, these reports are by Synergy Research Group.
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All the basic capabilities around flexible computing, storage networking and pricing are almost the same in Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. The elements they have for the public cloud service are also mostly the same or say common, autoscaling, self-service, pay-as-u-go pricing, security, compliance, identity access management features, and instant provisioning are the common features that are shared by both of them.
Basis of comparisons
Most of the comparisons between Azure by Microsoft and AWS by Amazon have been done in this article, no one can declare a clear winner between them because both of them have something that the other doesn’t, both of them have some drawbacks or loopholes. The organizations have the facility to choose the one that attracts them among these cloud service providers to enable a multi-cloud strategy.
The organizations or the companies that want high availability and resilience should consider and go for multiple-data centre hosting. Trying to compare Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure is a really tough job as both are improving their services day by day, they are launching new products and pricing structures so no one can tell which of them is better.
Fulfilling the organizational needs
The only way to choose one between them is to know that which one of them fulfils the organizations’ needs and the budget and other things. Deciding which cloud platform is most suitable for an organization is a job that needs a lot of research and thinking because all of them have different features and different working structures that may affect the organization a lot.
The winner in this battle of being the best cloud services is not the service providers but the users who use them as they are free to choose among them, they are free to analyze, research, and then decide which cloud computing platform is providing the best features that will help their organization in the long run. The battle between these cloud platforms is a healthy one because they are trying to become better every day and that is the best thing for the users.