Article | March 2019

Navigating Cloud Vendor Offerings: Google, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

If you have made the jump to the cloud, you are probably familiar with three of the largest cloud vendors: Google Cloud Services, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS). These cloud vendors occupy a majority in the cloud computing space, so you’ll likely find yourself dealing with one or the other at some point. On a large scale, these three major cloud vendors offer similar services, but they call them by different names. This table can help you decipher the services offered by these three major cloud vendors.

Google Cloud ServicesMicrosoft AzureAmazon Web Services (AWS)What It Does
Google Compute EngineAzure Virtual MachinesElastic Compute Cloud (EC2)Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
Google App EngineAzure Cloud ServicesAWS Elastic BeanstalkPlatform as a Service (PaaS)
Google Cloud SQLAzure SQL DatabaseAmazon Relational Database ServiceDatabase as a Service (DaaS)
Google Cloud BigtableAzure Table StorageAmazon Dynamo DBScalable SQL database services
Google BigQueryAzure SQL DatabaseAmazon RedshiftRelational Databases
Google Cloud FunctionsAzure FunctionsAWS LambdaServerless Applications
Google Cloud DatastoreAzure Cosmos DBAmazon Simple DBHighly Scalable NoSQL Database Services
Google StorageAzure StorageAmazon Simple Storage Service (S3)For storage of object, blocks and files and for cool and cold storage of data

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