Comparison Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Comparison Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Service Model PaaS, IaaSIaaS, PaaS
Windows OS Support Windows 2008 SP2 or greaterWindows 2003 or greater
Load Balancing Yes (Free)Yes  (Extra Charge)
Sticky Sessions NoYes
Subscription Type Pay as you go or SubscriptionPay as you go or Subscription
Database Support SQL Database (a.k.a. SQL Azure)SQL Server 2008 R2 or greater and  AWS SQL RDS
Storage Azure BlobAmazon S3
CDN Azure CDN Unique CDN endpoint per accountCloudFront Unique CDN endpoint per Container
Containers Count Unlimited100
Guaranteed Network Availability 99.9%99.999%

 

Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
MapReduce Elastic Map ReduceHadoop on Azure
HPCCluster Compute InstancesHPC Scheduler
In-MemoryElastiCacheCache
Hybrid ConnectivityVirtual Private CloudAzure Connect
PeeringDirect ConnectNone
DNSRoute 53None
Async MessagingSimple Queue ServiceAzure Queues
Push NotificationsSimple Notification ServiceService Bus
Bulk EmailSimple Email ServiceNone
Resource MonitoringCloudWatchSystem Center
Federated IdentityIdentity Access ManagementAzure Active Directory
Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Compliance (Certifications and Third-party Attestations) ISO 27001, SSAE 16, ISAE 3402 EU Model Clauses, HIPAA BAA, CSA AuditISO 27001, SSAE 16,ISAE 3402, SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, CSA Audit, FISMA, DIACAP, and FedRAMP, PCI DSS Level 1, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, FIPS 140-2, MPAA
Environmental Safeguards (Fire Detection and Suppression, Power, Climate and Temperature) YesYes
Employee Lifecycle (Account Provisioning, Review, Access Removal, Password Policy) YesYes
Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Deleting Containers without Deleting Entries First YesNo
Logging Storage AnalyticsS3 Logging
Server Side Encryption/Client Side Encryption – Secure and Encrypt your storage items using AES algorithm NoYes
Archiving Storage NoYes
Dynamic Scaling Auto Scaling -
MapReduce Elastic Map ReduceHadoop on Azure
Monitoring YesYes
Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Security Features Backup StorageAdvanced FirewallCritical Data Privacy

Data Encryption

Intrusion Detection

Persistency

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