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Amazon
Based on 704 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 4249 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 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
Amazon EMR
Yelp
Amazon AWS
Pinterest, General Electric, Pfizer, Netflix, and Nasdaq.
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
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
Amazon Route 53
Hess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
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 Cost Management
Hess, Expedia, Kelloggs, Philips, HyperTrack
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
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 IoT Device Management
Trimble, Philips
AWS IoT Things Graph
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS IoT Greengrass
Ecofit, Cradlewise, ADLINK, Docker
AWS IoT Events
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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
Amazon Inspector
betterment, caplinked, flatiron, university of nutri dame
Amazon Macie
EDMUNDS, AUTODESK
AWS CloudHSM
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Key Management Service
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Directory Service
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Firewall Manager
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Secrets Manager
Autodesk, Clevy, Stackery
AWS Security Hub
Edmunds, Frame.io, GoDaddy, Realtor.com
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 Detective
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
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 Artifact
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Resource Access Manager
Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
AWS Training and Certification
IBM, Accenture Digital, CloudCheckr, Classmethod, Slalom Consulting, LLC
Amazon Rekognition
Influential, Marinus Analytics, Aella Credit, CBS Operations and Engineering
Microsoft Remote Desktop Services
Bank Alfalah Ltd.
Microsoft Sentillion eXpresso
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, NHS GGC, Nantes University Hospital Center, Fullerton Healthcare Group
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD)
Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
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
Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager
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
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.
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 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 Synapse Analytics
Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
Azure Data Factory
Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
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
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
Microsoft Defender for Cloud
Microsoft Defender for Cloud is trusted by companies such as ASOS, Vatenfall, SWC Technology Partners, and more.
Azure Dedicated HSM
Bosch,
Microsoft Sentinel
Microsoft Sentinel is trusted by companies of all sizes including ABM, ASOS, Uniper, First West Credit Union, Avanade, and more.
Microsoft Video API
Endemol Shine group, Zone.tv, FoST
Microsoft Azure Face API
Uber, Pic collage, Pivothead, Cloudinary.
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
21%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Media Company
8%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
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