Battle for the Best Cloud Platform: AWS Vs Azure Vs Google

The market is dominated by three top services which include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud.

Battle for the Best Cloud Platforms: AWS Vs Azure Vs Google
Published By - Kelsey Taylor

There are various kinds of organizations that use different cloud service providers to avail multiple benefits. At any rate, most service providers offer high performance, great customer support and excellent availability. Presently, the market is dominated by three top services which include cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google.

Assets and liabilities of these Cloud platforms:

  • Extensive, mature offerings
  • Enterprise-friendly services
  • Open and flexible
  • global reach
  • Difficult to use
  • Overwhelming options
    Cost management
  • Integration with Microsoft tools
  • Broad feature set
  • Ranks First in development and testing tools
  • Open source support
  • Hybrid cloud
  • Less efficient management tooling
  • Less enterprise ready



  • Open source support and portability
  • Discounts & Flexible contracts
  • Designed for cloud-based businesses
  • DevOps Expertise
  • Lately entered in IaaS market
  • Less data centers over the world
  • Fewer services and features

AWS Vs Azure Vs Google Cloud platform: Compute

Amazon EC2 provides core computing services to configure Virtual Machines with the use of custom or pre-configured AMIs. In addition, users can select the power, memory, capacity, size and number of Virtual Machines and select from different locations and availability zones to launch.

Azure provides a Virtual Hard Disk, which is similar to Amazon’s AMI to configure Virtual Machine. The Virtual Hard Disk can be predefined by Microsoft or any third party or be user-defined.

Google introduced the Google Compute engine that lets the users to launch VMs into regions and availability groups and to introduce cloud computing services.

Tenure of these cloud platforms are as follows:-
• Aws – 12 years
• Azure – 7 years
• Google – 6 Years

Storage and database of these cloud platforms:

AWS provides a temporary storage that is assigned once any instance starts and is destroyed as it terminates. AWS also provides object storage with S3 service, archiving services with Glacier & relational database & Big Data & also supports NoSQL

Azure provides temporary storage and Page Blobs for Virtual machine-based volumes and Files and Block Blobs serve for any Object storage. Furthermore, Azure also supports both relational databases & Big Data & also NoSQL.

Moreover, Google’s Cloud provides both temporary storage & persistent disks. Technologies that are developed by Google like Big Query, Big Table and Hadoop are supported naturally.

The pricing structure of Aws Vs Azure Vs Google:

AWS charge their customers by rounding up per hour. Models are on demand, reserved and spot.

Moreover, Azure charge their customers by rounding up per minute and offers short-term commitments (pre-paid or monthly) with discounts.

Also, the Google cloud platform charge their customers by rounding up per minute (minimum of 10 minutes). Which is on demand and on sustained use.


“Due to the competition, all the cloud service providers are trying to attract customers with the extended services at reduced prices. so, with each passing day we will be able to get better features at cost-effective prices”.

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Kelsey manages Marketing and Operations at HiTechNectar since 2010. She holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Management. A tech fanatic and an author at HiTechNectar, Kelsey covers a wide array of topics including the latest IT trends, events and more. Cloud computing, marketing, data analytics and IoT are some of the subjects that she likes to write about.

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