Differences Between Microsoft Azure and Amazon AWS

Microsoft Azure vs. Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Available RegionsAzure RegionsAWS Global Infrastructure
Compute ServicesVirtual Machines (VMs)Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
Cloud Services
Azure Websites and Apps
Amazon Elastic Beanstalk
Azure Visual Studio OnlineNone
Container SupportDocker Virtual Machine Extension (how to)EC2 Container Service (Preview)
Scaling OptionsAzure Autoscale (how to)Auto Scaling
Analytics/Hadoop OptionsHDInsight (Hadoop)Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
Government ServicesAzure GovernmentAWS GovCloud
App/Desktop ServicesAzure RemoteAppAmazon WorkSpaces
Amazon AppStream
Storage OptionsAzure Storage (Blobs, Tables, Queues, Files)Amazon Simplge Storage (S3)
Block StorageAzure Blob Storage (how to)Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
Hybrid Cloud StorageStorSimpleAWS Storage Gateway
Backup OptionsAzure BackupAmazon Glacier
Storage ServicesAzure Import Export (how to)Amazon Import / Export
Azure File Storage (how to)AWS Storage Gateway
Azure Site RecoveryNone
Content Delivery Network (CDN )Azure CDNAmazon CloudFront
Database OptionsAzure SQL DatabaseAmazon Relational Database Service (RDS)
Amazon Redshift
NoSQL Database OptionsAzure DocumentDBAmazon Dynamo DB
 Azure Managed Cache (Redis Cache)Amazon Elastic Cache
Data OrchestrationAzure Data FactoryAWS Data Pipeline
Networking OptionsAzure Virtual NetworkAmazon VPC
Azure ExpressRouteAWS Direct Connect
Azure Traffic ManagerAmazon Route 53
Load BalancingLoad Balancing for Azure (how to)Elastic  Load Balancing
Administration & SecurityAzure Active DirectoryAWS Directory Service
AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
Multi-Factor AuthenticationAzure Multi-Factor AuthenticationAWS Multi-Factor Authentication
MonitoringAzure Operational InsightsAmazon CloudTrail
Azure Application InsightsAmazon CloudWatch
Azure Event HubsNone
Azure Notification HubsAmazon Simple Notification Service (SNS)
Azure Key Vault (Preview)AWS Key Management Service
ComplianceAzure Trust CenterAWS CLoudHSM
Management Services & OptionsAzure Resource ManagerAmazon CloudFormation
API ManagementAzure API ManagementAmazon API Gateway
AutomationAzure AutomationAWS OpsWorks
Azure Batch
Azure Service Bus
Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS)
Amazon Simple Workflow (SWF)
Visual StudioAWS CodeDeploy
Azure SchedulerNone
Azure SearchAmazon CloudSearch
AnalyticsAzure Stream AnalyticsAmazon Kinesis
Email ServicesAzure BizTalk ServicesAmazon Simple Email Services (SES)
Media ServicesAzure Media ServicesAmazon Elastic Transcoder
Amazon Mobile Analytics
Amazon Cognitor
Other Services & IntegrationsAzure Machine Learning (Preview)Amazon Machine Learning
Logic AppsAWS Lambda (Preview)
Service BusAWS Config (Preview)