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Note that this is an evolving work in progress from Microsoft and use it as a tool to help position the different services from Azure and AWS.
As with any comparison they are often dated the day they are posted hence this is a work in progress. If you are looking for another Microsoft created why Azure vs. AWS then check out this here. If you are looking for an AWS vs. Azure, do a simple Google (or Bing) search and watch all the various items appear, some sponsored, some not so sponsored among others.
Whats In the Service Map
The following AWS and Azure services are mapped:
- Marketplace (e.g. where you select service offerings)
- Compute (Virtual Machines instances, Containers, Virtual Private Servers, Serverless Microservices and Management)
- Storage (Primary, Secondary, Archive, Premium SSD and HDD, Block, File, Object/Blobs, Tables, Queues, Import/Export, Bulk transfer, Backup, Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, Gateways)
- Network & Content Delivery (Virtual networking, virtual private networks and virtual private cloud, domain name services (DNS), content delivery network (CDN), load balancing, direct connect, edge, alerts)
- Database (Relational, SQL and NoSQL document and key value, caching, database migration)
- Analytics and Big Data (data warehouse, data lake, data processing, real-time and batch, data orchestration, data platforms, analytics)
- Intelligence and IoT (IoT hub and gateways, speech recognition, visualization, search, machine learning, AI)
- Management and Monitoring (management, monitoring, advisor, DevOps)
- Mobile Services (management, monitoring, administration)
- Security, Identity and Access (Security, directory services, compliance, authorization, authentication, encryption, firewall
- Developer Tools (workflow, messaging, email, API management, media trans coding, development tools, testing, DevOps)
- Enterprise Integration (application integration, content management)
Down load a PDF version of the service map from Microsoft here.
Where To Learn More
Learn more about related technology, trends, tools, techniques, and tips with the following links.
- What's a data infrastructure? (Via NetworkWorld)
- Introduction to Azure Files (Microsoft Docs)
- Public preview of Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure storage and SQL database
- Azure debuts Availability Zones for high availability and resiliency (Azure)
- Azure and AWS
comparison (Docs Microsoft)
- Cloud Storage Considerations (via WServerNews)
- Microsoft Windows Server, Azure, Nano Life cycle Updates
- Overview Review of Microsoft ReFS (Reliable File System) and resource links
- Software Defined Data Infrastructure Essentials (CRC Press) book companion page
- Amazon Web Service AWS September 2017 Updates
- AWS S3 Storage Gateway Revisited (Part I)
- Cloud conversations: AWS EBS, Glacier and S3 overview (Part II S3)
- Microsoft September 2017 Updates
What this means
On one hand this can and will likely be used as a comparison however use caution as both Azure and AWS services are rapidly evolving, adding new features, extending others. Likewise the service regions and site of data centers also continue to evolve thus use the above as a general guide or tool to help map what service offerings are similar between AWS and Azure.
Ok, nuff said, for now.