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Amazon
Based on 197 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 1292 reviews.
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Overview
Amazon Web Services, a collection of remote computing services, also called web services, make up a cloud-computing platform offered by Amazon.com. These services operate from 11 geographical regions across the world. The most central and well-known of these services arguably include Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and Amazon S3. Amazon markets these products as a service to provide large computing-capacity more quickly and more cheaply than a client company building an actual physical server farm.Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Sample Customers
Amazon RDS: Edmodo
Amazon SimpleDB: Livemocha
Amazon AWS: Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
SAP Business One on AWS: Comba Telecom, Exeter Family Friendly, GranBio, Kim Tech Ceong, Wego, Blue Ocean Systems, Whitebox Retail Logistics
SAP Hybris on AWS: Travis Perkins, GE Oil & Gas, Rent-A-Center (RAC)
SAP S4HANA on AWS: Brigade Group, DoHome, Royal FloraHolland
Amazon Lightsail: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon AWS CloudSearch: SmugMug
Amazon Elasticsearch Service: VIDCOIN, Wyng, Yellow New Zealand, zipMoney, Cimri, Siemens, Unbabel
Amazon Kendra: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Athena: bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
Amazon CloudFront: Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
AWS Global Accelerator: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Redshift: Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4Cite Marketing, BrandVerity, DNA Plc, Sirocco Systems, Gainsight, Blue 449
AWS Lake Formation: bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
CloudEndure Disaster Recovery: Agio, Cloud Nation, Limelight Networks
Amazon EC2 Container Service: Shippable, Expedia, MyTaxi, Edmiunds.com, Okta, Upserve, Remind, Meteur, Segment, Linden Lab, Prezi, Airtime, 
Amazon DynamoDB: Samsung, Snapchat, Capital One, Expedia, Tinder, Airbnb, Comcast, Lyft, Redfin, Netflix, Adobe
Amazon DocumentDB: Finra, The Washington Post, Freshop
Amazon MCS: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Neptune: Intuit, Pearson, Samsung, Ignition One, Lifeomic, Blackfynn, Paysense
Amazon Timestream: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon EBS (Elastic Block Store): Bazaar Voice, Crowd Strike, Adobe, Gamevil, Hess, CopperEgg, TotalJobs Group, SuperCell, Dropcam, Unilever
Amazon EFS (Elastic File System): Arcesium, Atlassian, Seeking Alpha, Zend
Amazon S3 Glacier: King Cpunty, Illumina, Backupify, Nearmap.com, Scribd, Baylor College of Medicine, SoundCloud
Amazon S3: Netflix, Airbnb, Thomson Reuters, Zillow, Alert Logic
Amazon QuickSight: MLB Advanced Media, Infor, HotelBeds, Gemini, Jivochat, Edmunds.com
Amazon API Gateway: Autodesk, Fox Digital Consumer Group, iFlix, UK Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), Miovision, Olympusat, PhotoVogue, Royale International Group, Veracode
AWS Storage Gateway: King, NEWLOG Consulting, Southern Oregon University, Religare Enterprises Limited, TGIX CloudCover, Moderna Therapeutics, JustGiving, VeriStor
AWS Database Migration Service: Veoci, Trimble, Nasdaq, shaadi.com, Hotelbeds, SysAid, Verizon, Expedia, Pega
AWS AppSync: ACBL, Puresec, IDT, ASU, Public Good, cookpad, ALDO, ticketmaster
AWS Data Pipeline: bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
AWS Glue: bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
AWS Blockchain Templates: Guidewire, T-Mobile
Amazon Managed Blockchain: Guardian Life Insurance, MOBI, Nestle, SGX, TrackX, Philips, Sony Music, verizon, workday
Amazon SageMaker: DigitalGlobe, Thomson Reuters Center for AI and Cognitive Computing, Hotels.com, GE Healthcare, Tinder, Intuit
Amazon Comprehend: LexisNexis, Vibes, FINRA, VidMob
AWS WAF: eVitamins, 9Splay, Senao International
AWS Snowball: Wazee Digital, Craftsy, Live Nation, Essess
AWS Snowball Edge: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Kinesis: Zillow, Netflix, Sonos
Amazon MSK: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Savings Plans: bp, Cerner, Expedia, Finra, HESS, intuit, Kellog's, Philips, TIME, workday
AWS Outposts: Philips, Morningstar
Amazon Chime: century link, vonage
Amazon WorkDocs: Delhivery
Amazon WorkMail: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Aurora: Dow Jones, Arizona State University, Verizon, Capital One, United Nations, Nielsen, Autodesk, Fanduel
AWS CodeDeploy: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS CodeStar: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Amplify Console: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Device Farm: NFL, Etsy, Tableau, Gannett, Miniclip, Allstate, Rainforest, goibibo, mysmartprice, Zillow
AWS X-Ray: COMCAST, ConnectWise, skyscanner, AirAsia, cookpad, cimpress, VTEX, zowdow
AWS Auto Scaling: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon WorkLink: unisys, brillio, 8kmiles, privo, eplexity
Amazon FreeRTOS: Schlage, Hive, Kimberly-Clark, Honeywell, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
AWS CloudFormation: Nextdoor, Coinbase, Expedia
AWS Config: Flatiron, Prezi, iZettle, British Gas, Burt, Autodesk, FanDuel
AWS OpsWorks: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Systems Manager: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Organizations: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Application Discovery Service: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon ECR: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS PrivateLink: Heroku, Twilio, Autodesk, SigOpt, Aqua, Snowflake
AWS Direct Connect: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Elastic Load Balancing: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Cognito: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon GuardDuty: autodesk, mapbox, fico, webroot
AWS Directory Service: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Secrets Manager: Autodesk, Clevy, Stackery
AWS Shield: netflix, dow jones, mapbox, pearson, rovio, youview, moviestar planet, asurion, payplug, hour of code
AWS Single Sign-On: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Lex: Ryanair, Electronic Caregiver, HubSpot, Capital One
Amazon Polly: GoAnimate, Duolingo, Bandwidth
Amazon Transcribe: Echo360, VidMob, RingDNA, Isentia
AWS Certificate Management: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Data Exchange: Merck, ConvergeHEALTH
Amazon Pinpoint: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon ElastiCache: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Amazon Augmented AI: T Mobile, VidMob, Ripcord, NHS BSA
AWS Resource Access Manager: Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services: Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Microsoft Sentillion eXpresso: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NHS GGC, Nantes University Hospital Center, Fullerton Healthcare Group
SQL Azure: adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
SQL Server: Microsoft SQL Server is used by businesses in every industry, including Great Western Bank, Aviva, the Volvo Car Corporation, BMW, Samsung, Principality Building Society, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario.
LocalDB: AstraZeneca, Kienzle Automotive GmbH, Kodak Alaris, Unilever, Floatel International and Kongsberg Maritime, MyHero
StorSimple: AGC AusGroup. Black & Veatch, Catholic School Board, Convergent Computing, GF Health Products, Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Mazda, Medplast, Mulvanny G2 Architecture, Paul Smith, Provoke Solutions Ltd, Saudi ReadyMix, SK Telecom, TechSmith, Textron, Walbridge
Avere: Teradyne, Jam Filled, Inova Translational Medicine Institute, Eight VFX, H3 Biomedicine
SCCM: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Wªrth Handelsges.m.b.H, Dimension Data, Japan Business Systems, St. Lucie County Public Schools, MISC Berhad
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Microsoft DPM: Medical Park, Centropol Energy, a.s., NCFE, D & H Distributing, Metalor, Colosseum, a.s., Sanitas S.A., Icebreaker
Azure Backup: Russell Reynolds Associates, Somerset County Council, Kardem, PCL Construction
Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Metro Bank, Nissan, Pandora, Delta, Haynes International, City of London, Trek and many more market leaders.
Microsoft Exchange: Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
Microsoft Exchange Online: Bank Alfalah Ltd., Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Blue Star Infotech, Scitec Nutrition, Resolution Films, British Airways, Empire Cinemas, InnoGames
FoxPro: Vocational Training Council, Advantage Sales and Marketing, Capital Nomura Securities Public Company Limited, King Saud University
Microsoft IT GRC Process Management Pack: Wiltshire Council
Lync Online [EOL]: Adventist Health System,Cargill, and Sungard.
Skype for Business: EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services,LA Fitness, MedcoEnergi International, Tampa General Hospital, and HopewellHoldings Limited.
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Cortana Intelligence Suite [EOL]: Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Microsoft OneDrive: Chevron, Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, DBS, Nestle, Lowe's, MGM Resorts, Textron, MGM Resorts
Microsoft 365 Business: Urban Agriculture Co., The Detroit Wallpaper Co., TransBlue Facility Management, Garner Food Company
Office 365: Me & the Bees Lemonade
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server: Del Monte Foods, Unicredit Leasing, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Nokia Czech Republic, Perkins Eastman, JLL, ICA, óxito Software, Dorset Software, PKP Cargo, Arcapita Bank B.S.C., AVE CZ, Chesapeake Energy
Azure Cost Management: Quixey, Infomedia, Panaya, Wix.com, Mirabeau, Mi9, GetTaxi, Outsmart Studios, Bownty, BlazeMeter: The Load Testing Cloud, Irdeto, Effective Measure, Totango, Nextdoor, BranchOut, The BioTeam, Evolven, Netotiate, ClickSoftware
Microsoft Azure API Management: adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH, Opensistemas
Azure BizTalk Services [EOL]: MYOB Limited, Mimeo, SGS International, MarginPoint, ISS Group
Azure Search: XOMNI, Real Madrid C.F., Weichert Realtors, JLL, NAV CANADA, Medihoo, autoTrader Corporation, Gjirafa
Windows Azure CDN: NORAD, Agreeya Mobility
Azure Stream Analytics: Rockwell Automation, Milliman, Honeywell Building Solutions, Arcoflex Automation Solutions, Real Madrid C.F., Aerocrine, Ziosk, Tacoma Public Schools, P97 Networks
Windows Server: Rakuten, Rackspace, Tyco
Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium: PresenceHealth, Walsh Construction
Microsoft Azure Container Service: Esri, BIO CATCH
Microsoft Azure Cosmos DB: American Cancer Society, Exxon Mobil, Symantec
Microsoft Azure Object Storage: Umbraco, Xbox, Radioshack, 343 Industries, McKesson
Microsoft Azure File Storage: Talon, Camden
Microsoft Azure Block Storage: Mazda, BlinkBox, Rakuten Showtime, Xbox One, Serko, ChronoDrive
Xamarin Test Cloud: FanDuel, AMC Amazing, Slack
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Schneider Electric, BP
Microsoft Azure Blockchain as a Service: GE, J.P. Morgan, Singapore Airlines
Azure Stack: Weblink, Fathym, Sage, CFD Support Ltd, The UberCloud Inc.
Azure DNS: M-Files
Microsoft Azure Data Box: Oceaneering
Microsoft Azure DevOps: Alaska Airlines, Iberia Airlines, Columbia, Skype
Azure Monitor: Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
Microsoft Azure Application Gateway: Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell,
Azure Container Registry: DNV GL, Alaska Airlines, Finastra
Microsoft Azure Speech Service: KPMG
Microsoft Azure Language Understanding: Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
Microsoft Azure Key Vault: Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
Microsoft Azure Data Share: Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
Azure Cache for Redis: Chipotle, Tata Consultancy Services, Alaska Airlines
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Top Industries
Software R&D Company
37%
Media Company
22%
Comms Service Provider
9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School
4%
Software R&D Company
37%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Government
6%
Media Company
6%
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