Amazon vs Microsoft

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Amazon
Based on 97 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 787 reviews.
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 S/4HANA on AWS: Brigade Group, DoHome, Royal FloraHolland
Amazon AWS CloudSearch: SmugMug
Amazon Elasticsearch Service: VIDCOIN, Wyng, Yellow New Zealand, zipMoney, Cimri, Siemens, Unbabel
Amazon CloudFront: Unilever, Spotify, Pinterest, MLB Advanced Media, Foursquare, PBS, Airbnb, Netflix, WIX, Comcast, Automobili Lamborghini, Rovio, Discovery Communications
AWS Lambda: Netflix
Amazon EC2: Netflix, Expedia, TimeInc., Novaris, airbnb, Lamborghini
Amazon Redshift: Liberty Mutual Insurance, 4Cite Marketing, BrandVerity, DNA Plc, Sirocco Systems, Gainsight, Blue 449
Amazon CloudWatch: AirAsia, Airbnb, Aircel, APUS, Avazu, Casa & Video, Futbol Club Barcelona (FCBarcelona), National Taiwan University, redBus
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 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 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 Blockchain Templates: Guidewire, T-Mobile
Amazon SageMaker: DigitalGlobe, Thomson Reuters Center for AI and Cognitive Computing, Hotels.com, GE Healthcare, Tinder, Intuit
AWS Snowball: Wazee Digital, Craftsy, Live Nation, Essess
SQL Azure: adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
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
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
FoxPro: Vocational Training Council, Advantage Sales and Marketing, Capital Nomura Securities Public Company Limited, King Saud University
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Cortana Intelligence Suite: Kellogg School of Management, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Cloudyn: 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: 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
Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
Microsoft Azure Container Service: Esri, BIO CATCH
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
Azure DNS: M-Files
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