Google Cloud Platform vs Microsoft Azure

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Google Cloud Platform vs Microsoft Azure: What are the differences?

Developers describe Google Cloud Platform as "A suite of cloud computing services". It helps you build what's next with secure infrastructure, developer tools, APIs, data analytics and machine learning. It is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube. On the other hand, Microsoft Azure is detailed as "Integrated cloud services and infrastructure to support computing, database, analytics, mobile, and web scenarios". Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure belong to "Cloud Hosting" category of the tech stack.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft Azure has a broader approval, being mentioned in 497 company stacks & 474 developers stacks; compared to Google Cloud Platform, which is listed in 61 company stacks and 24 developer stacks.

Decisions about Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure
Craig Finch
Principal Consultant at Rootwork InfoTech · | 6 upvotes · 118.5K views

We first selected Google Cloud Platform about five years ago, because HIPAA compliance was significantly cheaper and easier on Google compared to AWS. We have stayed with Google Cloud because it provides an excellent command line tool for managing resources, and every resource has a well-designed, well-documented API. SDKs for most of these APIs are available for many popular languages. I have never worked with a cloud platform that's so amenable to automation. Google is also ahead of its competitors in Kubernetes support.

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Pros of Google Cloud Platform
Pros of Microsoft Azure
  • 3
    1 year free trial credit USD300
  • 2
    Cheap
  • 2
    Good app Marketplace for Beginner and Advanced User
  • 2
    Premium tier IP address
  • 1
    Live chat support
  • 113
    Scales well and quite easy
  • 95
    Can use .Net or open source tools
  • 81
    Startup friendly
  • 73
    Startup plans via BizSpark
  • 62
    High performance
  • 38
    Wide choice of services
  • 32
    Lots of integrations
  • 32
    Low cost
  • 31
    Reliability
  • 19
    Twillio & Github are directly accessible
  • 13
    RESTful API
  • 10
    Startup support
  • 10
    PaaS
  • 10
    Enterprise Grade
  • 8
    DocumentDB
  • 7
    In person support
  • 6
    Virtual Machines
  • 6
    Free for students
  • 6
    Service Bus
  • 5
    Redis Cache
  • 5
    It rocks
  • 4
    CDN
  • 4
    SQL Databases
  • 4
    Infrastructure Services
  • 4
    Storage, Backup, and Recovery
  • 3
    BizSpark 60k Azure Benefit
  • 3
    Integration
  • 3
    IaaS
  • 3
    HDInsight
  • 3
    Scheduler
  • 3
    Built on Node.js
  • 3
    Big Data
  • 3
    Preview Portal
  • 2
    Backup
  • 2
    Open cloud
  • 2
    Web
  • 2
    SaaS
  • 2
    Big Compute
  • 2
    Mobile
  • 2
    Media
  • 2
    Dev-Test
  • 2
    Storage
  • 2
    StorSimple
  • 2
    Machine Learning
  • 2
    Stream Analytics
  • 2
    Data Factory
  • 2
    Event Hubs
  • 2
    Virtual Network
  • 2
    ExpressRoute
  • 2
    Traffic Manager
  • 2
    Media Services
  • 2
    BizTalk Services
  • 2
    Site Recovery
  • 2
    Active Directory
  • 2
    Multi-Factor Authentication
  • 2
    Visual Studio Online
  • 2
    Application Insights
  • 2
    Automation
  • 2
    Operational Insights
  • 2
    Key Vault
  • 2
    Infrastructure near your customers
  • 2
    Easy Deployment
  • 1
    Enterprise customer preferences
  • 1
    Documentation
  • 1
    Security
  • 1
    Best cloud platfrom
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    Easy and fast to start with
  • 1
    Remote Debugging

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Cons of Google Cloud Platform
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      Confusing UI
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      Expensive plesk on Azure

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    What is Google Cloud Platform?

    It helps you build what's next with secure infrastructure, developer tools, APIs, data analytics and machine learning. It is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products, such as Google Search and YouTube.

    What is Microsoft Azure?

    Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment.

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    GoDaddy
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    Google App Engine
    Google has a reputation for highly reliable, high performance infrastructure. With App Engine you can take advantage of the 10 years of knowledge Google has in running massively scalable, performance driven systems. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow.
    Amazon Web Services
    It provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and governments. It offers reliable, scalable, and inexpensive cloud computing services.
    Google Compute Engine
    Google Compute Engine is a service that provides virtual machines that run on Google infrastructure. Google Compute Engine offers scale, performance, and value that allows you to easily launch large compute clusters on Google's infrastructure. There are no upfront investments and you can run up to thousands of virtual CPUs on a system that has been designed from the ground up to be fast, and to offer strong consistency of performance.
    Firebase
    Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
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