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

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