Cloud computing, cloud computing everywhere but which cloud solution is the best one for me!
Is this what you are going through? Well then, you have landed on the right piece of content. This is a quick read guide for those who’re stuck in the dilemma of whether AWS or Microsoft Azure is the right cloud computing solution for their organization.
As per 2016 State of the Cloud Report, Amazon Web Services continues to lead in public cloud computing adoption, but Microsoft Azure is also slowly gaining the ground.
Both AWS and Azure are providing cloud computing solutions to meet the requirements of enterprises of virtually any size, and thus understandably, it’s becoming difficult to understand which option will work best for your enterprise.
The figure below shows some services offered by AWS and Azure:
There are some similarities also between them in their core services like self-service and instant provisioning; autoscaling and identity management features; with security and compliance. Both are investing in new technologies – containers and analytics, like Hadoop clusters. Also, both support relational databases and NoSQL databases.
Hilgendorf, Research Director at Gartner, suggests making the final decision between AWS and Azure by answering a few questions about your computing needs:
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