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Google
Based on 451 reviews.
Microsoft
Based on 4249 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
Google Workspace
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
Actifio
IBM, Waste Industries, Nasdaq, Verizon, Sharp, Rosetta Stone, Dakine, JBS Australia, Texas Wesleyan University, Cintra, People's Choice Credit Union, Lotto NZ, Electric Insurance, Tyler Technologies, Intility, Corporate One Federal Credit Union, Bryant University, pc/nametag, Isagenix, Sungard Availability Services, Databank, Electrocraft, Lifescript, Westfleisch, Interstate National Corporation, RestorePoint, Net3, Access Community Health Network, Newmarket International, Rezolve Group Inc., Piri Reis University, MC Assembly, Grass-Merkur, dbMotion, Christian Broadcasting Network, Bezeq, Abilene Christian University, CNW Group, Softcat, Migliori, City of South Portland, NaviSite, News-Press & Gazette, Comtec, Equity Insurance, Admirals Bank, Assistra, Dassault, Henry Davis York Lawyers, SAI Global, Audax Group, DSM, Triad Retail Media, Euronet Worldwide, Palm Beach County School District, iGate, Emerald Queen Casino
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
Google Cloud AI Platform
Carousell
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 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
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 Azure Synapse Analytics
Toshiba, Carnival, LG Electronics, Jet.com, Adobe, 
Azure Data Factory
Milliman, Pier 1 Imports, Rockwell Automation, Ziosk, Real Madrid
Microsoft Intune
Mitchells and Buzzers, Callaway
Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security
Mars, Whole Foods, Land O'Lakes, Dow
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.
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
Microsoft Video API
Endemol Shine group, Zone.tv, FoST
Microsoft Azure Face API
Uber, Pic collage, Pivothead, Cloudinary.
Popular Solutions
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
27%
Computer Software Company
16%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Manufacturing Company
5%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
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