As the cloud services competition heats up between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, both companies have begun not only slashing prices, but expanding their offerings to cover more of what matters to today’s developers.
This includes Azure’s heavy investing into big data, while also taking steps to ensure that its users are able to develop on whichever infrastructure suits them best. If you think Microsoft Azure isn’t on board with Docker, think again. In particular, Microsoft Azure has also made strides within the open source community, releasing a certification for Linux on Azure in late 2015.
Amazon’s AWS has risen to the challenge in its own ways, offering new storage tiers, a one-stop-shop for IaaS and PaaS development, security, data management, high-availability load balancing, and its go-to standard EC2 container service.