Map Microsoft Azure services to Google Cloud Platform products

If you are familiar with Microsoft Azure services, a quick way to understand what the various Google Cloud Platform services do is to map them to Azure services that offer similar functionality. The following table provides a high-level mapping of the services provided by the two platforms. For a detailed comparison of GCP and Azure services by service type, see Google Cloud Platform for Azure Professionals.

Service category Service Azure Cloud Platform
Compute IaaS Virtual Machines Google Compute Engine
PaaS App Service, Cloud Services Google App Engine
Containers Azure Container Service, Azure Service Fabric Google Kubernetes Engine
Serverless functions Functions Google Cloud Functions
Network Virtual networks Azure VNets VPC networks
Load Balancer Azure Load Balancer, Application Gateway Google Cloud Load Balancing
Dedicated Interconnect ExpressRoute Google Cloud Interconnect
DNS Azure DNS Google Cloud DNS
CDN Azure CDN Google Cloud CDN
Storage Object Storage Azure Blob Storage Google Cloud Storage Multi-regional, Google Cloud Storage Regional
Block Storage Disk Storage Google Compute Engine persistent disks
File Storage Azure File Storage N/A*
Reduced-availability Storage Azure Cool Blob Storage Google Cloud Storage Nearline
Archival Storage N/A Google Cloud Storage Coldline
Database RDBMS SQL Database Google Cloud SQL, Google Cloud Spanner
NoSQL: Key-value Table Storage Google Cloud Datastore, Google Cloud Bigtable
NoSQL: Indexed Cosmos DB Google Cloud Datastore
Big Data & Analytics Batch Data Processing HDInsight, Batch Google Cloud Dataproc, Google Cloud Dataflow
Stream Data Processing Stream Analytics Google Cloud Dataflow
Stream Data Ingest Event Hubs, Service Bus Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Analytics Data Lake Analytics, Data Lake Store Google BigQuery
Application Services Messaging Service Bus Google Cloud Pub/Sub
Management Services Monitoring Application Insights Stackdriver Monitoring
Logging Application Insights Stackdriver Logging
Deployment Azure Resource Manager Google Cloud Deployment Manager

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