Understanding The Latest Cloud Announcements (AWS to Azure Mapping)
(Disclaimer – this blog post was written by a Microsoft employee)
It’s a real exciting time in the cloud computing industry with so many new solutions being offered at a dizzying pace.
Several new announcements were made last week and @stufox tried to provide some clarity by mapping some AWS products to Azure:
AWS: Azure mapping from today
Step Functions: Logic Apps
Glue: Data Factory
— Stu Fox (@stufox) December 1, 2016
Building on this, I quickly made the following table which attempts to map several of these newer offerings. Of course not all features here are going to have perfect parity across vendor implementations – as always perform your due diligence – but this should help to relate to these features across multiple clouds.
Offerings in preview or “coming soon” at the time of this post are noted below.
|AWS Feature||Azure Feature||Notes|
|Step Functions||Logic Apps||Both enable scalable, visual workflows for distributed applications.|
|X-Ray (preview)||Application Insights||Rich application performance monitoring (APM) leveraging machine learning|
|AWS Glue (coming soon)||Data Factory||Data processing and transformation|
|AWS Batch (preview)||Azure Batch||Cloud scale batch processing|
|CodeBuild||Visual Studio Team Services||Developer Tools|
|Pinpoint||Mobile Engagement||Track mobile engagement|
|AWS Shield||Built-in, also Azure Security Center||Mitigate DDOS attacks|
|Alexa Skills||Cortana Intelligence Suite||Alexa Skills is focused more on leveraging voice capabilities, while Cortana is more focused on analytics.|
|Health Dashboard||Azure Security Center and Azure Advisor (preview)||Health, performance, and security status|
|Lambda||Functions||“Serverless” computing or “Functions as a Service”|
Also, while some of the newer offerings are not yet listed, you can view a broader list of AWS to Azure service mapping here: