Amazon Web Services vs Google Cloud Platform – AWS vs GCP | Difference Between GCP and AWS
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Amazon Web Services vs Google Cloud Platform – AWS vs GCP | Difference Between GCP and AWS

there is no doubt that the demand for
public cloud solution is rising at an extensive rate and this translates to
growing opportunities for public cloud providers as well and two of the major
cloud players of 2019 are Amazon Web Services and Google cloud platform. Hey
guys this is Shubham from Intellipaat and today we’re gonna compare both of
these cloud Giants and discuss which one to choose so without any further delays
let’s get started. First let’s take a brief look over both of these cloud
services starting off with Amazon Web Services where according to their
official website Amazon Web Services is a subsidiary of which
provides on-demand cloud computing platforms to individuals, companies and
governments on a paid subscription basis similarly Google cloud which is offered
by Google is a suite of cloud computing services that runs on the same
infrastructure that Google uses internally for its end-user products
such as Google search engine and YouTube now let’s look into the history and talk
about the establishment of both. AWS was launched in 2006 thus having more
experience in cloud domain than Google or any of the cloud computing providers
and it successfully meet the on-demand needs of enterprises in regards to cloud
computing platform. On the other hand Google cloud was launched in 2011 which
is no doubt a third competitor after Azure and is quite a reliable and cheap
cloud computing platform for businesses but still the question remains how are
these two cloud services different and what are the factors that we need to
focus on while comparing AWS and Google cloud that we shall discuss while we
move ahead. Sarting off from the basic and discuss the first factor that is the
availability zones we are all aware of their establishments now we all know
that the AWS was the first one of its kind right which means a AWS is
hosting a multiple locations worldwide and of course is true for Google as well
but here also the difference occurs in the numbers of region and availability
zones talking of numbers AWS has 55 availability zones worldwide with 8 more
on its way whereas Google is having 18 availability zones with 3 more on the
way which is no doubt is quite lesser than AWS. Now let’s move forward and talk about the next factor that is the market share.
If we check this graph right here which clearly depicts that how AWS is leading
with 40% of public cloud market share worldwide on its name whereas azure
on the second place with 30% of market share and Google cloud is on the third
place with 10% of market share and the other cloud providers are at 20%. right?
also if you check the Google Trends graph and compare the popularity. These
are the stats where you can easily figure out that how interest for AWS has
been surpassing Google cloud worldwide in the past 12 months also if we check
their search results and trends according to USA same cases here as well where
there is more interest for AWS than Google cloud in case of India here are
the results still aws is more trending than Google cloud. These are the
results from past 12 months and have been waiting and relatively increasing
with AWS on first and Google cloud on third place from past decade and guys
according to a recent report by CNBC even though Google cloud is lagging
behind AWS and azure with 5.44 billion dollars and six billion dollars
respectively they have crossed a 1 billion dollars per quarter of revenue
by 2018 which is actually a good number for beginner who just recently entered
into the public cloud market it is just taking time to cope up with other cloud
providers because of being a late comer in the cloud domain we can say also
Google suite now has four million paying customers said by sundar pichai sounds
convincing right? Now what we can conclude from the fact that AWS
is on the first place as a cloud provider is that due to its more
experience and implementation in the cloud domain it obviously has a bigger
community support and trust across its clients. This is the reason why aws
has more high-profile customers like Netflix Airbnb Unilever BMW Samsung’s
Xiaomi Zinga etc no doubt I haven’t seen too many experienced reports on Google
cloud but almost every feedback or reviews are checked about them were good
enough says that share the same infrastructure that of Google search
engine and YouTube that is why many huge companies are having faith on them and
some of the major clients are hsbc PayPal twentieth Century Fox
Bloomberg Target Domino’s etc. Don’t think it’s quite impressive for a public
cloud provider like Google to be on third place with such huge
revenue even when they are relatively new one compared to a title holder such
as AWS now after discussing the establishment in the market let’s talk
about what each provider has to offer in terms of services and then discuss about
their integration with the open source tools. So the services which I am going
to compare here comes under the following domains: compute, database,
storage, security, networking, monitoring, development and Internet of Things
so aws covers up like 200 plus services whereas Google Cloud have been
catching up with it with the lesser number of 60 plus services. In these
domains some of the services that AWS covers are Amazon Web Services ec2,
rds, s3, Iam, VPC, cloud watch, cloud 9, IOT core and many more. Similarly Google cloud covers the services like cloud engine, cloud
datastore, cloud storage, cloud Iam, cloud DNS or we can call it Google cloud
DNS stack driver monitoring, cloud SDK, cloud IOT core and many more. No doubt
with a lesser number and also both of these cloud providers have better
relations with the open source communities both AWS and Google cloud
can integrate with multiple open source tools like docker, ansible, github, jenkins,kubernetes, tenserflows etc and more importantly they are both friendlier
when it comes to the Linux servers. Now another factor is its down time and
speed so having a matured infrastructure the maximum downtime phase by AWS in
2015 was of 2 hours and 30 minutes whereas having a progressing
infrastructure Google faced a huge downtime of 11 hours and 34 minutes in
2015 and that is why when you compare the reliability in both this is where
AWS comes out to be a preferable choice talking about its speed well this is
where Google cloud platform takes the lead. Let us check from the basic
demonstration that how quick both of these services are when it comes to
launching an instance now I’ve opened up my account on AWS management console as
well as on the Google cloud platform so we’ll start off from launching an ubuntu
machine so we’ll start from ec2 in AWS which comes under the compute domain so
click on ec2 and launch instance and select the
Ubuntu server I’m gonna select the T 2 dot micro because it comes under the
free tier eligibility and we need not configure anything here and simply click
on review and launch it it will ask you for a key pair so we we are going to
create a new key pair here so like let’s keep it as demo aws okay and
download the key pair so it will download it for you and launch the
instance. So now it is initiating the instance so you can see it is on the
pending state and even after that it is running so it will also do the statistic
where it will be initializing it for you so let’s see how fast here the compute
engine is so this is how your Google dashboard looks like we’ll go to the
compute engine and click on VM instances there are already three running
instances and will click on create instance and select the Ubuntu machine
here ubuntu 8.04 and select and we need not configure anything here no keep
nothing and simply create the instance let’s wait for an instance to launch
okay this is on the running state but still the status checks is initializing
okay and you cannot connect to it currently so let’s wait for our Google
instance to launch. So guys now you can check that launching an instance here is
quite easier as well as it is faster than AWS management console okay from
this I can easily conclude that Google cloud platform is way faster than AWS
when it comes to launching an instance or even deploying an operating system
even in terms of VM size so guys now let’s move it and check their pricing models
in case of a double is a very basic instance which includes two virtual CPUs
and Ageing your prom will cost you around 69 dollars perma and when
compared to GCP with 25% cheaper rate it will cost you around fifty-two dollars
per month also the largest instance offered by a double uses of 3.84 TB of
ramp along with 128 virtual CPUs which will cost you around three point ninety
seven dollars per hour and in case of Google this is where Google takes the
lead with a whooping number of 160 virtual CPUs with a 3.75 TB of RAM which
cost you around 5.30 $2 per hour which I believe is much cheaper in terms of
virtual CPUs provisioning as compared to AWS and my new guys CCP has been
catching up quickly as prior to March 2017 the largest VM on GCP only had 32
CPUs and prior to 2018 this is the growth rate that we discussed here now
let’s move ahead so what are the job trends in AWS and Google cloud so this
is again a frequently asked question by most of the learners in the cloud domain
if we discuss the job trends and both well check this graph here which shows
that starts of the job posting in previous four years the green line is
for the job trends in aid of your solutions architect and the orange line
is for job trends and Google Cloud solutions architect you can easily
absorb from this graph that there has been arised for the jobs in aid of this
whereas in case of Google it is still rising since it’s a new cloud provider
in the industry as we discussed above Google may take some time to rise to
that level since AWS already reading in the market shares with 40% of it that
means there are greater number of jobs in case of AWS as compared to Google
with 10% of the shares so it only concludes that there are a
greater number of jobs in case of AWS but I would like to say this doesn’t
mean that Google cloud does not have that potential or capacity to reach to
this level incoming future because the kind of services Google cloud is
providing right now are doing quite well so as who do you think is the winner
here AWS or Google cloud well most of you must have figured out from the above
starts at how Google cloud is rising at an advanced rate and as always at the
3rd place after a double initial no doubt Google cloud may surpass AWS in a
short someday which makes it very difficult to declare one of them as the
winner as Google have many advantages over AWS like pricings and speed however
AWS has been a consistent pioneer in the cloud services it’s more mature
infrastructure causing less downtime easier makes EWS a preferable choice for
majority of the users so guys thank you so much for watching this session I
would love to hear from you guys that which one of them is better according to
you and why please reply to us in the comment section below see you again


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  • Sri Muruga

    Hi, need a suggestion from you guys. Currently I am working in Oracle production support now looking for change my domain to Aws. which aws course is better to proceed further to my Career..

  • Saikat Chanda

    Hi I have normal payment gateway application in Java installed in azure . I want to move out from Microsoft . Which one to choose between aws or gcp ?

  • Malcolm Henry

    Just finished Google AdWords and Analytics Certifications I’m leaning th towards GCP to be all encompass but I’ll give AWS a much deeper look for sure

  • Puneet Chauhan

    we can connect aws ec2 even its "Status check" is Initializing because by default aws cloud watch collect metric in 5 min time .
    As soon as instance become in running state we will be able to connect .if we run # init 0 in GCP ,it take longer time to detect detect instance state but AWS detect faster .No doubt GCP spin-up VM faster than AWS but "Instance state" and " Status check " are completely different.

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