AWS vs Google Cloud

By | April 3, 2019
AWS vs Google Cloud

Cloud computing is one of the trending matter of discussions over the internet and those industries which uses cloud computing for their Data Management over the server. There are many big players which are competing for their glory over cloud computing and the results are pretty clear for now that AWS (Amazon web services) is dominating it, this is obvious because it is the first Cloud Computing platform. Let me assure you that in the coming years the results won’t be the same as of now. A big industry which uses cloud computing often shift their platform when they find that the other platform is good enough to serve them and they can save the extravagant from it.

Cloud providers – Rank Wise

  1. AWS(Amazon Web Services)
  2. Microsoft Azure
  3. Google Cloud
  4. IBM
  5. Oracle Cloud
  6. Digital Ocean
  7. Rackspace
  8. Terremark
  9. Joyent
  10. Vmware

In this article, we will discuss the two most growing Cloud providers which are AWS and Google Cloud. Though Google Cloud, posses 3rd rank on cloud computing platform, the rapid growth of Google cloud make us to compare it with the AWS.


Before Jumping on the comparison between AWS and Google cloud lets have a look at what is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing?

Let’s not go the complex jargon of cloud computing and understand it in a simple manner. A cloud computing is a method by which you can store your data somewhere over internet server so only the authorised person can collect and retrieve the data easily. In more simple words instead of saving the data on your local server you put it somewhere where you get more security and reliability on your data. The main benefit of cloud computing is that you get more control over the flow of your data and in simple clicks you can manage it. If you are an android user you must have used Google drive which is a part of Google Cloud and one of the best cloud storage options. The cloud computing is just not about Storage you get more than that such as networking and many more features and storage is one of those.

AWS (Amazon Web Services)

AWS stands for Amazon Web Services which is a subsidiary of Amazon company that provides cloud computing platform. Right now, it is the number 1 cloud computing platform across the world and dominating the cloud computing market with a great margin. It was first introduced in 2006 and it is the first cloud computing platform ever introduced which gave it an advantage over another cloud platform. The stats tell that more than 70% of business run over AWS.

Some Big Tech which is Using AWS:

  • Netflix
  • Kellogg’s
  • Amazon
  • Airbnb
  • Adobe

Google Cloud

Google cloud platform is a cloud service by Google itself which give you many cloud computing features. The Google cloud services come into use in November 2011 and google make its first step in Cloud Computing competition. If we check the ranking of Cloud computing platform google posses 3rd rank but the tremendous growth of Google cloud amaze everyone and it won’t be surprising if in coming 6 to 7 years google rank number 1 on cloud computing market.

Some Big Tech which is Using Google Cloud

  • HSBC
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Twitter
  • PayPal
  • Bloomberg
  • Nielsen
  • Lahey Health

AWS Vs Google Cloud

Parameters AWS (Amazon Web Services) Google Cloud
Release 2006 November 2011
Subsidiary of Amazon Google
Global Computing market share AWS has more than 51% of Global Cloud computing marketing share. Whereas Google only have more than 17% share.
Enterprise More than 80% of enterprises running apps with AWS Only 18% of Enterprises using Google Cloud
Computer Domain As compared to Google Cloud,s AWS provides more features some of the main features provides by AWS are

· EC2 (launch virtual machine)

· Elastic Beanstalk (Platform to deploy application)

· AWS Lambda (serverless computing service)

Google Cloud does not provide you with many features like AWS because its many features are yet under development some of the main features provided by Google Cloud corresponding to the AWS are

· Cloud Engines (launce virtual machine)

· Apps Engine (Platform to deploy application)

· Cloud Functions (serverless computing service)

Implementation Time of Virtual Machine AWS EC2 implement virtual Machine and it takes approx. 1 minute Whereas Cloud Engine of Google cloud does it in few seconds
Storage Services · Amazon Elastic File System (File Storage)

· Amazon Glacier (Clod Storage)

· Amazon Elastic Block Store (Block Storage)

· Elastic Load Balancer (Object Storage)

· ZFS/ Avere (File Storage)

· Google Cloud St (Clod Storage)

· Amazon Elastic Block Store (Block Storage)

Elastic Load Balancer (Object Storage)

Big Data and Analytics · Amazon Elastic MapReduce (Batch Data Processing)

· Amazon Kinesis (Stream Data Processing and Stream Data Ingest)

· Amazon Redshift (Analytics)

· Google cloud Datarock and Google Cloud Dataflow (Batch Data Processing)

· Google cloud Pub/Sub (Stream Data Ingest)

· Google BigQuery

Database Services · Amazon Relational Database Service (RDBMS)

· Amazon DynamoDB (NoSQL: Key-Value)

· Amazon SimpleDB(NoSQL: Indexed)

· Google Cloud SQL(RDBMS)

· Google cloud Datastore (NoSQL: Key-Value)

· Google Cloud Datastore (NoSQL: Indexed)

Management Services · Amazon CloudWatch (Monitoring)

· AWS CloudFormation (Deployment)

· Stack driver Monitoring (Monitoring)

· Google Cloud Deployment Manager (Deployment)

Pricing · The free trial for 12 months

· In AWS Pricing is done by Hours

· Calculate your pricing for AWS

· 12-month free trial

· In Google, cloud Pricing can be done with minutes

· Calculate your Pricing for Google Cloud

Storage · SSD from 4GB to 16 TB · SSD, volume sizes from 1 GB to 64 TB


Both the Cloud providers have their pros and cons, but it is clear that AWS stands first on the leader board of Cloud computing platform. Google Cloud is also doing a great Job and its growth is quite impressive and every feature that Google cloud provide seems more cost-efficient, reliable and secure than AWS.

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