Cloud Database Management: A Comparison Between Google Cloud And Microsoft Azure

Both Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure offer similar types of services, and thus a comparison between the two has been drawn quite rapidly. Google Cloud service was launched in 2011, which is the same year when Microsoft Azure was introduced to the world.

There is a similarity between these two cloud services regarding their days of existence. Many other similarities and some sharp differences can also be found when these two cloud platforms are compared. In the following section of this article, find a comparison between these two services.


Computing can be regarded as the core feature of these two cloud services. Azure has come up with the concept of Virtual Machine (VM). On the other hand, Google Cloud offers Google Compute Engine (GCE). When it comes to computing, both VM and GCE show good performances. They have similar types of on-demand pricing models to feature for the users. 


Both Google Cloud Storage (GCS) and Microsoft Azure’s Blob Storage offer excellent customization or scalability to the users. One can utilize the storage space as per their requirements. The storage space is also required for the data, as the space is offered on high-security servers.


The database is essential for application developers, especially when developing applications on cloud platforms. Both Google Cloud Storage and MS Azure offer relational databases, which have also been noted as the NoSql databases. For Azure, the relational database compatibility with NoSql and SQL servers. 

On the other hand, the relational database of Google Cloud Service has been termed CloudSQL, which can be managed through the MySQL database. So, both these services have similar things to offer to users in terms of explanation about data management. The only difference is that Azure offers a cross-regional database to the users.

Developer Support

Application developers would find that both Azure and Google Cloud are pretty user-friendly.  If developers use Microsoft Virtual Studio, integration with Azure will be the smoothest thing. Google Cloud offers Client API libraries, and the .NET is a part of the library.


At the conclusion note, it has to be stated that both MS Azure and Google Cloud have similar kinds of services in offering for the users. A business can use both of these platforms for seamless database management.