Whenever someone wants to compare cloud providers, they opt for these two. This is because Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are the leaders of the cloud market today. In 2019, AWS was estimated to take almost 32% of the global market share, while Azure had around 17%, according to the Canalys report
With that in mind, it would seem that AWS is the ultimate winner of this competition and is better than Azure in every way. In reality, things are a little different. The growth rates of both companies tell us a different story. 36% growth in AWS against almost 64% in Azure.
Numbers are only numbers. But, if you compare the services, you might still be confused. Amazon EC2 vs Azure Virtual Machine, or Amazon EC2 Container Service vs Azure Kubernetes Service, or Amazon Aurora vs Azure Cosmos DB.
For those who are looking for hybrid cloud implementation options, Azure is the #1 provider. Compared to AWS, Azure has long been focusing on this type of computing. Now, they even have a self-titled section on their website. So, if you want to leave some of the corporate data for yourself, Microsoft can help you with that.
In general, the services of both cloud providers are decent for usage. So which do we choose, Azure or AWS
? The question remains open. But, let's think about this: