What is Aws?

What is Aws?

Amazon Web Services is widely used secure cloud services platform, offering computing power, content delivery, database storage, and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow.

Comparison between Azure and AWS

Launched DateLaunched in 2006.Launched In 2010.
Market Share31% Share of the global computing market11% Share from the worldwide market.
Availability Zone61 Availability Zone140 Availability Zones
Storage services
  • S3
  • Buckets
  • EBS
  • SDB
  • domains
  • Easy to use
  • SQS
  • CloudFront
  • AWS Import/Export
  • Blob Storage
  • Containers
  • Azure Drive
  • Table Storage
  • Tables
  • Storage Stats
Databases Services
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • DynamoDB
  • MS SQL
  • SQL Sync
Deployment Services
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amazon Machine Instance (AMI)
  • Traditional Deployment Models
  • Fine-grained updates
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • Cloud Formation
Cspkg (fancy zip file) Upload via portal or API via blob storage Course-grained updates "click to scale." More magic
Networking Services
  • IP/Elastic IP/ELB
  • Virtual Private Cloud
  • Route 53
  • ELB
  • Firewall heavily configurable
  • Automatic IP assignment
  • Load-balancing
  • Azure Connect
  • Balancing
  • Endpoints defined in csdef/cscfg
PricePer hour- rounded upOn-demand reserved spot.
CustomersAdobe, Airbnb, Expedia, Yelp, Nokia, Netflix, Novartis.Pearson, 3M, Towers Watson, NBC, Essar, Serko, etc.
Type of CloudVirtual Private Cloud (VPC)Virtual Network
Connection typeDirect ConnectExpressRoute
Pricing models
  • Free Tier
  • Per Hour
  • Free Trial Per Minute
  • No change for stopped
  • Pay for EBS volume
  • Free Trial
  • Per Minute
Government CloudAWS has an edge as far as government cloud offerings.Limited reach for government cloud offerings.
Support for Hybrid cloudDoes not offers the best of hybrid cloud support.With Hybrid Cloud, organizations can integrate onsite servers with Cloud instances.
EcosystemAWS has a software marketplace with an extensive partner ecosystem.With very few Linux options, Azure doesn't' have a big ecosystem.
Support for Big DataEBS storage is ideal for handling big data.Standard storage has many issues for big data, and therefore you need premium storage.
MaturityMore mature cloud environment for big data.The less mature environment for big data.
Machine accessIn AWS machine can be accessed separately.Machines are grouped into cloud service and respond to the same domain name with various ports.
SalaryThe average salary for "AWD engineer" is approximately $141,757 per year for Software Architect.The average salary for "Microsoft Azure" ranges from approximately $113,582 per year.
Key featuresZero setups, Detail Monitoring, Auto-scaling groups.Startup friendly, High performance, Low cost.
Long term data archivingAllows long term data archiving and retrieval.Does not offer any long term data archiving and retrieval option.
SecuritySecurity is provided using defined roles with permission control feature.Provides security by offering permissions on the whole account.

Popularity Index with Market Share

Stack Overflow Questions AWS vs. Azure
AWS continues to dominate a global cloud-infrastructure services industry which is likely to hit proximately $70 billion last year. Today, it enjoys market share which is better than some top public cloud providers.
Google Trends Azure vs. AWS
In the past year, Azure's cloud adoption rate is almost 85 percent that of AWS', up from 70 percent last year.


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