Google Cloud Platform vs AWS: what’s the deal? Now that Google Cloud Platform has solidly secured its spot to round out the “big three” cloud providers, I think it’s time to take a closer look and see how the underdog matches up to the 800-pound gorilla.
As they’ve been known to do, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft all released their recent quarterly earnings on the same day. Of course, the headlines touted AWS dominance in the cloud war. With all major cloud providers reporting earnings at the same time, we have an ideal opportunity to examine the numbers and determine if there’s more to the story. Here’s what the quarterly earnings reports tell us:
The obvious: Google is not surpassing AWS
When it comes to Google Cloud Platform vs AWS, presently we have a clear winner. Amazon continues to have the advantage as the biggest and most successful cloud provider on the market. While AWS is growing at a smaller rate now than both Google Cloud and Azure, Amazon’s growth is still more impressive given that it has the largest market share of all three. AWS is the clear competitor to beat as the first successful cloud provider, with the widest range of services, and a strong familiarity among developers.