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Kinvey vs Microsoft Azure: What are the differences?

Developers describe Kinvey as "Cloud Backend as a Service for any app". Kinvey makes it ridiculously easy for developers to setup, use and operate a cloud backend for their mobile apps. They don't have to worry about connecting to various cloud services, setting up servers for their backend, or maintaining and scaling them. 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.

Kinvey and Microsoft Azure are primarily classified as "Mobile Backend" and "Cloud Hosting" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by Kinvey are:

  • User Management- Add any number of users, using the authentication systems of your choice.
  • Business Logic- Kinvey's custom business logic allows you to host your code in our cloud.
  • Data Storage- Instantly and securely sync data between your app and Kinvey backend.

On the other hand, Microsoft Azure provides the following key features:

  • Use your OS, language, database, tool
  • Global datacenter footprint
  • Enterprise Grade with up to a 99.95% monthly SLA

"Easy setup" is the primary reason why developers consider Kinvey over the competitors, whereas "Scales well and quite easy" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft Azure.

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Pros of Kinvey
Pros of Microsoft Azure
  • 5
    Easy setup
  • 2
    Excellent documentation
  • 2
    Great free tier for testing prototypes
  • 2
    MongoDB
  • 1
    Great customer support
  • 112
    Scales well and quite easy
  • 94
    Can use .Net or open source tools
  • 80
    Startup friendly
  • 72
    Startup plans via BizSpark
  • 61
    High performance
  • 37
    Wide choice of services
  • 32
    Low cost
  • 31
    Lots of integrations
  • 30
    Reliability
  • 18
    Twillio & Github are directly accessible
  • 12
    RESTful API
  • 9
    Startup support
  • 9
    PaaS
  • 9
    Enterprise Grade
  • 7
    In person support
  • 7
    DocumentDB
  • 6
    Virtual Machines
  • 6
    Free for students
  • 6
    Service Bus
  • 5
    Redis Cache
  • 5
    It rocks
  • 4
    Storage, Backup, and Recovery
  • 4
    SQL Databases
  • 4
    Infrastructure Services
  • 4
    CDN
  • 3
    Integration
  • 3
    Scheduler
  • 3
    HDInsight
  • 3
    Preview Portal
  • 3
    Built on Node.js
  • 3
    Big Data
  • 3
    BizSpark 60k Azure Benefit
  • 3
    IaaS
  • 2
    Site Recovery
  • 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
    Backup
  • 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
    Best cloud platfrom
  • 1
    Security
  • 1
    Documentation
  • 1
    Easy and fast to start with
  • 1
    Remote Debugging
  • 1
    Open cloud

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Cons of Kinvey
Cons of Microsoft Azure
  • 1
    Base plan starts at $2,500 / year
  • 6
    Confusing UI
  • 2
    Expensive plesk on Azure

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What is Kinvey?

Kinvey makes it ridiculously easy for developers to setup, use and operate a cloud backend for their mobile apps. They don't have to worry about connecting to various cloud services, setting up servers for their backend, or maintaining and scaling them.

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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