Comparative list of services offered by Microsoft Azure and AWS

I always keep exploring various services provided by AWS and Microsoft Azure in my lab, I just thought of putting them together as a comparative list here. This list contains almost all the well known and mostly used services in both AWS and Azure as per my knowledge but obviously I haven’t yet explored all the services in either of the cloud platform.

Service TypeMicrosoft AzureAmazon Web Service
ComputeVirtual MachinesElastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Instances
Compute/ServerlessAzure FuntionsAWS Lambda
Compute/VDIWindows Virtual DesktopAWS WorkSpaces
Compute/ContainersAzure Container Instance/RegistriesAWS Elastic Container Service (ECS)
Compute/ContainersAzure Kubernetes servicesAWS Elastic Kubernetes services (EKS)
Compute/BatchAzure BatchAWS Batch
Compute/App ServiceAzure App ServiceAWS Elastic Beanstalk
Compute/Auto ScalingVirtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS)AWS Auto Scaling
NetworkVirtual Network (VNet)Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
NetworkNetwork Security Groups (NSG)Security Groups (SG)
NetworkAzure VPN GatewayAWS Virtual Private Gateway
NetworkVNet PeeringVPC Peering
NetworkExpressRouteDirect Connect
NetworkAzure DNSRoute 53
NetworkAzure Traffic Manager Route 53
NetworkAzure Load Balancer – Layer 4AWS Elastic Load Balancer (NLB) – Layer 4
NetworkApplication Gateway – Layer 7AWS Elastic Load Balancer (ALB) – Layer 7
NetworkAzure Content Delivery Network (CDN)AWS CloudFront
StorageAzure Blob StorageAWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
StorageAzure Managed DisksAWS Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
StorageAzure Data BoxAWS Snowball
StorageAzure BackupAWS Backup
StorageAzure Blob storage ArchiveS3 Glacier
StorageAzure File Sync 
StorageAzure FilesAWS Elastic File System (EFS)
Directory ServiceAzure Active DirectoryAWS Identify and Access Management (IAM)
Directory Service/SSOAzure Active DirectoryAWS Single-Sign-On (SSO)
Directory ServiceAzure AD ConnectAD Connector
Directory Service/SecurityAzure Active DirectoryAWS Identify and Access Management (IAM)
Directory ServiceAzure Active Directory B2CCognito
Directory ServiceAzure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure ADDS)AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory
DatabasesAzure SQL Database ServiceAWS Relational Database Service (RDS)
DatabasesAzure Databases for MySQLAWS Relational Database Service (RDS)
DatabaseAzure Dataabses for PostgreSQLAWS Relational Database Service (RDS)
DatabasesAzure Cosmos DBDynamoDB
Big Data/AnalyticsSQL Data WarehouseAWS Redshift
Big Data/AnalyticsAzure HDInsightAWS Elastic MapReduce (EMR)
Big Data/AnalyticsPower BIQuickSight
Big Data/AnalyticsAzure SearchAWS CloudSearch
Big Data/AnalyticsAzure Data Lake AnalyticsAWS Athena
SecurityAzure Security CenterAWS Inspector
SecurityAzure Advance Threat ProtectionAWS Macie
SecurityAzure Key VaultKey Management Service (KMS)
Monitoring/LoggingAzure Log AnalyticsAWS CloudWatch Log Insights
Monitoring/LoggingAzure MonitorAWS CloudWatch
Monitoring/LoggingAzure Activity LogsAWS CloudTrail
Monitoring/LoggingApplication Insights (APM)CloudWatch Application Insights for .NET and SQL Server
FirewallApplication Gateway/Web Application FirewallWeb Application Firewall
Information ProtectionAzure Information Protection 
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure AutomationAWS Systems Manager
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure AutomationAWS OpsWorks
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure PowerShellAWS PowerShell
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure CLIAWS CLI
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure Resource Manager TemplatesAWS CloudFormation
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure DevOpsAWS CodeDeploy
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure DevOpsCodeCommit 
Automation/Management/ToolsAzure DevOpsCodePipeline
MigrationAzure Site Recovery (ASR)AWS Server Migration Service/VM Import-Export/CloudEndure
Migration AssessmentAzure MigrateAWS Application Discovery Service
MigrationAzure Database Migration ServiceAWS Database Migration Service
Disaster RecoveryAzure Site RecoveryCloudEndure
Hybrid Cloud SolutionMicrosoft Azure StackAWS Outposts

Note: I might be missing some services that offered by Microsoft Azure and AWS. Please comment here if I need to add them to this list. I will explore more in my lab to find the related services in both the cloud platforms.

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