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Google
Based on 145 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 1292 reviews.
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Overview
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products. These include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results. Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin while they were Ph.D. students at Stanford University. Together they own about 14 percent of its shares but control 56 percent of the stockholder voting power through supervoting stock. They incorporated Google as a privately held company on September 4, 1998. An initial public offering followed on August 19, 2004. Its mission statement from the outset was "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful,"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
Google App Engine: Khan Academy, Best Buy, Gigya, MetOffice, Getaround, Mimiboard, NewsLimited, WebFilings, and CloudLock.
Google BigTable: Absolutdata, Aerospike, Affini-Tech, Akselos, Alacris Theranostics, Allthecooks, AloTech, APMEX Inc., Applibot, Appogee, BeDataDriven, Bitmovin, CloudBerry
G Suite Enterprise: There are over five million businesses that use Google Apps for Business worldwide. Some key customers include The Roche Group, National Geographic, American Red Cross, City of Los Angeles, Flight Centre, and Konica Minolta.
Google Drive Enterprise: Journal Communications
Google Search Appliance: British Airways, City of Calgary, Discovery Channel, Emerson Process Management, FINRA, GoDaddy.com, Hayneedle, Hays, Honeywell Aerospace, Honeywell Transportation, Posco, Soci_t_ G_n_rale Group
Google Unified Communications as a Service: Amherst Central Schools, The Arlington Independent School District (AISD), Duke University, CSG De Waard, Churston Ferrers Grammar School, Clarkstown Central School District (CCSD), Colegio Banting, Community Consolidated School District 59 (CCSD59), Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD)
Google Firebase: Fabulous, Pic Collage, Shazam, SkyScanner
Google Compute Engine: Allthecooks, BetterCloud, Bluecore, Cosentry, Evite, Ezakus, HTC, Infectious Media, iStreamPlanet, Mendelics, SageMathCloud, Sedex, Treeptik, Wibigoo, Wix, zulily, Zync
Google Cloud SQL: BeDataDriven, CodeFutures, Daffodil, GenieConnect, KiSSFLOW, LiveHive, SulAm_rica, Zync
Google Cloud Spanner: Streak, Optiva, Mixpanel
Google Cloud Storage: Autism Speaks, Backflip Studios, Beneficio Facil, Bitmovin, Claritics, CloudBerry, Cosentry, DNANexus, DNAstack, Energyworx, Feedly, GenieConnect, HTC, JustDevelopIt, LeadPages, Leanplum, LiveHive, Mendelics, Ocado, RealMassive, Screenz, ShareThis, Songpop, Ubisoft, VendAsta, Webydo, Wix, zulily
Apigee: Adobe, advance.net, Amadeus, AT&T, Bechtel, Belly, Burberry, Chegg, Citrix, Dell, eBay, Equifax, GameStop, First Data, Globe, HCSC, Intralinks, Kao, Meredith, Mitchell, Orange, Pearson
Google Cloud Dataflow: Absolutdata, Backflip Studios, Bluecore, Claritics, Crystalloids, Energyworx, GenieConnect, Leanplum, Nomanini, Redbus, Streak, TabTale
Google Container Engine: Tock
Google Cloud Bigtable: Cognite, Dow Jones, Loblaw Digital
Google Data Studio: Genesys, Shueisha
Google Stackdriver: Uber, Batterii, Q42, Dovetail Games
Google Cloud DNS: MeilleursAgents
Google Transfer Appliance: Makani
Google Cloud Identity: ExtraHop Networks, HealthChannels
Google Chrome Enterprise: Netflix, Coca Cola, Pinterest, Toyota, Vertex, LafargeHolcim, MedXM, DOT Comm, Whirlpool
Google Anthos: HSBC, Target, 20th Century Fox, Twitter, American Cancer Society, PayPal, Bloomberg, Nielsen, McKesson
Google Container Registry: Zulily
Google Dialogflow: Home Depot, Paypal, Target, HSBC, McKesson
Google Cloud Text-to-Speech: Home Depot, Paypal, Target, HSBC, McKesson
Google Cloud Speech-to-Text: Home Depot, Paypal, Target, HSBC, McKesson
Google Cloud Memorystore: Paypal, Target, The Home Depot
Google Cloud Resource Manager: Paypal, Target, The Home Depot
SQL Azure: adnymics GmbH, LG CNS, Centrebet, netfabb GmbH, MedPlast, Accelera Solutions, Sochi Organizing Committee, realzeit GmbH
Microsoft Azure: BMW, Toyota, easyJet, NBC Sports, HarperCollins, Aviva, TalkTalk Business, Avanade, and Telenor.
Windows Phone SDK: Museum of Vancouver, Kongsberg Maritime AS, Akbank
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
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 FAST: Moffitt Cancer Center, Hitachi Solutions, Manupatra Information Solutions, Unique World, _KODA AUTO a.s., MindTree Ltd, Mississippi Department of Transportation
Microsoft BI: Konica Minolta, Klout, Mahindra Satyam, The Weather Channel, Argus, Credit Suisse, NCR, and Sysmex.
Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services: CMS Wire, The New York Times
Microsoft Unified Communications as a Service: Swisscom
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 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 Intune: Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security: Mars, Whole Foods, Land O'Lakes, Dow
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
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Studio: Walgreens Boots Alliance, Schneider Electric, BP
Azure Stack: Weblink, Fathym, Sage, CFD Support Ltd, The UberCloud Inc.
Azure DNS: M-Files
Microsoft Azure Data Box: Oceaneering
Azure Monitor: Rackspace, First Gas, Allscripts, ABB Group
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
Azure Cache for Redis: Chipotle, Tata Consultancy Services, Alaska Airlines
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Software R&D Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Government
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Media Company
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