Originally posted on Lucian’s blog at clouduccino.com.

I’m a big fan of both Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services. The two clouds are redefining the way web, apps and everything on the internet is made accessible from enterprise to the average user. Both for my own benefit and for yours, here’s a detailed side by side comparison of services as well as features available in each cloud:

Cloud Service Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Locations Azure Regions Global Infrastructure
  NA Availability Zones
Management Azure Portal Management Console
Azure Preview Portal NA
Powershell+Desired State Configuration Command Line Interface
Compute Services
Cloud Services Elastic Beanstalk
Virtual Machines Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  Batch Auto Scaling
RemoteApp Work Spaces
Web and Mobile Web Apps NA

Mobile Services Mobile SDK
API Management CloudTrail
NA Cognito
NA Mobile Analytics
Storage
SQL Databases Relational Database Service (RDS)
DocumentDB Dynamo DB
  Redis Cache Redshift
Blob Storage Simple Storage Service (S3)
Table Storage Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Queues Simple Queue Service (SQS)
File Storage Elastic File System (EFS)
Storsimple Storage Gateway
Analytics + Big Data
HDInsight (Hadoop) Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
Stream Analytics Kinesis
Machine Learning Machine Learning
Data Orchestration Data Factory Data Pipeline
Media Services
Media Services Elastic Transcoder
  Visual Studio Online NA
  BizTalk Services Simple Email Service (SES)
  Backup (Recovery Services) Glacier
  CDN CloudFront
Automation Automation OpsWorks
  Scheduler CodeDeploy + CodePipeline
Service Bus Simple Workflow (SWF)
Search CloudSearch
Networking Virtual Network Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  ExpressRoute DirectConnect
  Traffic Manager Elastic Load Balancing
  NA Route 53 (DNS)
 Management Services Resource Manager Cloud Formation
NA Trusted Adviser
Identity and Access Management
Active Directory Directory Service
NA Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Marketplace Marketplace Marketplace
Container Support Docker VM Extensions EC2 Container Service
Compliance Trust Centre CloudHSM
Multi-factor Authentication Multi-Factor Authentication Multi-Factor Authentication
Monitoring Services Operational Insights Config
Application Insights CloudWatch
Event Hubs NA
Notification Hubs Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Key Vault Key Management Store
Government Government GovCloud
Other services Web Jobs Lambda
NA Service Catalog
Office 365 Exchange Online WorkMail
Office 365 Sharepoint Online WorkDocs

For me this comparison is an exercise to allow me to reference quickly what the major services and features are on each cloud platform. I hope you can use it for reference if you’re needing to quickly know the equivalent service from one platform or the other.

Originally posted on Lucian’s blog at clouduccino.com.

Thank you,

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  1. Nice post! Azure actually has Lambda equivalent. It’s called Azure Webjobs and it’s way more superior according to this: http://www.tobepioneers.com/aws-vs-azure-lambda-vs-webjobs/

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  2. Hello Lucian, thanks for the comparison, it’s very useful!

    A few remarks though:
    . AWS ELB doesn’t relate to Traffic Manager but to (external or internal) Load-balancer
    . Route53 relates to Traffic Manager
    . As of 1st of April’16, AWS Lambda equivalent is WebJob successor a.k.a Azure Functions (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/functions/).

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  3. You haven’t mentioned Azure SQL. Which is a Microsoft distributed Relational database.

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  4. Elastic Beanstalk’s comparable feature in Azure in WebApps.

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