Comparison Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Comparison Microsoft Azure vs Amazon Web Services

Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Service Model PaaS, IaaS IaaS, PaaS
Windows OS Support Windows 2008 SP2 or greater Windows 2003 or greater
Load Balancing Yes (Free) Yes  (Extra Charge)
Sticky Sessions No Yes
Subscription Type Pay as you go or Subscription Pay 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 Blob Amazon S3
CDN Azure CDN Unique CDN endpoint per account CloudFront Unique CDN endpoint per Container
Containers Count Unlimited 100
Guaranteed Network Availability 99.9% 99.999%

 

Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
MapReduce Elastic Map Reduce Hadoop on Azure
HPC Cluster Compute Instances HPC Scheduler
In-Memory ElastiCache Cache
Hybrid Connectivity Virtual Private Cloud Azure Connect
Peering Direct Connect None
DNS Route 53 None
Async Messaging Simple Queue Service Azure Queues
Push Notifications Simple Notification Service Service Bus
Bulk Email Simple Email Service None
Resource Monitoring CloudWatch System Center
Federated Identity Identity Access Management Azure 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 Audit ISO 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) Yes Yes
Employee Lifecycle (Account Provisioning, Review, Access Removal, Password Policy) Yes Yes
Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Deleting Containers without Deleting Entries First Yes No
Logging Storage Analytics S3 Logging
Server Side Encryption/Client Side Encryption – Secure and Encrypt your storage items using AES algorithm No Yes
Archiving Storage No Yes
Dynamic Scaling Auto Scaling  -
MapReduce Elastic Map Reduce Hadoop on Azure
Monitoring Yes Yes
Category Microsoft Azure Amazon Web Services
Security Features Backup Storage Advanced FirewallCritical Data Privacy

Data Encryption

Intrusion Detection

Persistency

Snapshot Backup

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