Comparing Analytics Platforms: Azure vs. AWS, Part 3

In the previous two posts (see Part 1?and Part 2), we compared the two most popular cloud platforms, Microsoft’s Azure and Amazon’s AWS for their offerings in the end-to-end ecosystem of data analytics, both large scale and real time.

In this final post, will compare Azure’s Data Factory?and an equivalent offering from AWS in the form of AWS Data Pipeline. Both are fairly similar in their abilities and offerings, however, while AWS pitches the Data Pipeline as a platform for data migration between different AWS compute and storage services, and also between on premise and AWS instances, Azure’s pitch for Data Factory is more as an integration service for orchestrating and automating the movement and transformation of data.

In terms of quality attributes, both services are very capable in terms of scalability, reliability, flexibility, and of course, cost of operations. Data Pipeline is backed by the highly available and fault tolerant infrastructure of AWS and hence is extremely reliable. It is also very easy to create a pipeline using the drag and drop console in AWS. It offers a host of features, such as scheduling, dependency tracking, and error handling. Pipelines can not only be run serially, but also in parallel. The usage is also very transparent in terms of moderating control over the computational resources assigned to execute the business logic. Azure Data Factory, on the other hand, provides features such as visualizing the data lineage.

In terms of pricing, Azure charges by the frequency of activities and where they run. A low frequency activity in cloud is charged at $.60 and the same activity on premise is charged $1.50. Similarly the high frequency activities have higher charges. Note that you are also charged for data movement separately for cloud and on premise. In addition, pipelines that are left inactive are also charged.

Share the Post:
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

Overview

The Latest

technology leadership

Why the World Needs More Technology Leadership

As a fact, technology has touched every single aspect of our lives. And there are some technology giants in today’s world which have been frequently opined to have a strong influence on recent overall technological influence. Moreover, those tech giants have popular technology leaders leading the companies toward achieving greatness.

iOS app development

The Future of iOS App Development: Trends to Watch

When it launched in 2008, the Apple App Store only had 500 apps available. By the first quarter of 2022, the store had about 2.18 million iOS-exclusive apps. Average monthly app releases for the platform reached 34,000 in the first half of 2022, indicating rapid growth in iOS app development.

microsoft careers

Top Careers at Microsoft

Microsoft has gained its position as one of the top companies in the world, and Microsoft careers are flourishing. This multinational company is efficiently developing popular software and computers with other consumer electronics. It is a dream come true for so many people to acquire a high paid, high-prestige job