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Score 8.9 out of 100

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Platform-as-a-Service

    8.6

    AWS Lambda

    86%

    Microsoft Azure

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    AWS Lambda ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Ease of building user interfaces

    7.9
    79%
    24 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Scalability

    9.3
    93%
    48 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform management overhead

    8.7
    87%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Workflow engine capability

    8.6
    86%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Platform access control

    8.1
    81%
    43 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Services-enabled integration

    8.9
    89%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment creation

    8.5
    85%
    42 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Development environment replication

    8.5
    85%
    40 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue monitoring and notification

    8.6
    86%
    44 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Issue recovery

    8.6
    86%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Upgrades and platform fixes

    9.0
    90%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

    AWS Lambda

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    Microsoft Azure

    83%
    Microsoft Azure ranks higher in 9/9 features

    Service-level Agreement (SLA) uptime

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    14 Ratings

    Dynamic scaling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings

    Elastic load balancing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    14 Ratings

    Pre-configured templates

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    14 Ratings

    Monitoring tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    14 Ratings

    Pre-defined machine images

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Operating system support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    14 Ratings

    Security controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    14 Ratings

    Automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    13 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • AWS Lambda is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability
    • Microsoft Azure is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.9

    AWS Lambda

    89%
    48 Ratings
    8.2

    Microsoft Azure

    82%
    87 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS Lambda

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Microsoft Azure

    100%
    15 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    AWS Lambda

    90%
    13 Ratings
    8.6

    Microsoft Azure

    86%
    28 Ratings

    Availability

    AWS Lambda

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8

    Microsoft Azure

    68%
    4 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.6

    AWS Lambda

    86%
    33 Ratings
    8.8

    Microsoft Azure

    88%
    47 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    AWS Lambda

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0

    Microsoft Azure

    80%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    AWS Lambda

    [AWS Lambda] is very well suited for the projects that doesn't have any infra but needs it where short running processes are required. But if your application need to run continuously than this might not be the very apt tool for you.
    Ojas Elawadhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    In terms of cloud computing, Microsoft Azure is the only comprehensive result the company offers. Regardless of how big or small an organization is, it can make use of this system. As a cyber-security professional, this is your best option for data management. A business that wants to minimize capital expenditures can use Microsoft Azure. Many Microsoft services accept it. People with little or no knowledge of cloud computing may find it impossible. It isn’t the solution for companies that don’t want to risk having only one platform and infrastructure vendor.
    Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    AWS Lambda

    • Lambda provides multiple methods for triggering functions, this includes AWS resources and services and external triggers like APIs and CLI calls.
    • The compute provided my Lambda is largely hands off for operations teams. Once the function is deployed, the management overhead is minimal since there are no servers to maintain.
    • Lambda's pricing can be very cost effective given that users are only charged for the time the function runs and associated costs like network or storage if those are used. A function that executes quickly and is not called often can cost next to nothing.
    Michael Jenkins | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    • Azure simply provides end to end life cycle. Starting from the development to automated deployment, you will find [a] bunch of options. Custom hook-points allow [integration] on-premise resources as well.
    • Excellent documentation around all the services make it really easy for any novice. Overall support by [the] community and Azure Technical team is exceptional.
    • BOT Services, Computer Vision services, ML frameworks provide excellent results as compare to similar services provided by other giants in the same space.
    • Azure data services provide excellent support to ingest data from different sources, ETL, and consumption of data for BI purpose.
    Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    AWS Lambda

    • Putting a significant portion of your codebase into AWS Lambda and taking advantage of the high level of integration with other AWS services comes with the risk of vendor lock-in.
    • While the AWS Lambda environment is "not your problem," it's also not at your disposal to extend or modify, nor does it preserve state between function executions.
    • AWS Lambda functions are subject to strict time limitations, and will be aborted if they exceed five minutes of execution time. This can be a problem for some longer-running tasks that are otherwise well-suited to serverless delivery.
    Benjamin Plotkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    • In our experience, Azure Kubernetes Survice was difficult to set up, which is why we used Kubernetes on top of VMs.
    • Azure REST API is a bit difficult to use, which made it difficult for us to automate our interactions with Azure.
    • Azure's Web UI does a good job of showing metrics on individual VMs, but it would be great if there was a way to show certain metrics from multiple VMs on one dashboard. For example, hard drive usage on our database VMs.
    Valeri Karpov | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    AWS Lambda

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $2.1e-9 Per 1 ms

    AWS Lambda Editions & Modules

    Edition
    128 MB$0.00000000211
    1024 MB$0.00000001671
    10240 MB$0.00000016671
    1. Per 1 ms
    Additional Pricing Details

    Microsoft Azure

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $29 per month

    Microsoft Azure Editions & Modules

    Edition
    BasicFree1
    Developer$291
    Standard$1001
    Professional Direct$10001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    The free tier lets users have access to a variety of services free for 12 months with limited usage after making an Azure account.

    Likelihood to Renew

    AWS Lambda

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 10.0
    Based on 15 answers
    Moving to Azure was and still is an organizational strategy and not simply changing vendors. Our product roadmap revolved around Azure as we are in the business of humanitarian relief and Azure and Microsoft play an important part in quickly and efficiently serving all of the world. Migration and investment in Azure should be considered as an overall strategy of an organization and communicated companywide.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    AWS Lambda

    AWS Lambda 9.0
    Based on 13 answers
    I give it a seven is usability because it's AWS. Their UI's are always clunkier than the competition and their documentation is rather cumbersome. There's SO MUCH to dig through and it's a gamble if you actually end up finding the corresponding info if it will actually help. Like I said before, going to google with a specific problem is likely a better route because AWS is quite ubiquitous and chances are you're not the first to encounter the problem. That being said, using SAM (Serverless application model) and it's SAM Local environment makes running local instances of your Lambdas in dev environments painless and quite fun. Using Nodejs + Lambda + SAM Local + VS Code debugger = AWESOME.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.6
    Based on 28 answers
    Microsoft Azure's overall usability has been better than expected. Often times vendors promise the world, only to leave you with a run-down town. Not the case with our experience. From an implementation perspective, all went perfect, and from the user-facing experience we have had no technical issues, just some learning curve issues that are more about "why" than "how"
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    AWS Lambda

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 6.8
    Based on 4 answers
    It has proven to be unreliable in our production environment and services become unavailable without proper notification to system administrators
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    AWS Lambda

    AWS Lambda 8.6
    Based on 33 answers
    I have not needed support for AWS Lambda, since it is already using Python, which has resources all over the internet. AWS blog posts have information about how to install some libraries, which is necessary for some more complex operations, but this is available online and didn't require specific customer support for.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.8
    Based on 47 answers
    Support is easy with all the knowledge base articles available for free on the web. Plus, if you have a preferred status you can leverage their concierge support to get rapid response. Sometimes they’ll bounce you around a lot to get you to the right person, but they are quite responsive (especially when you are paying for the service). Many of the older Microsoft skills are also transferable from old-school on-prem to Azure-based virtual interfaces.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    AWS Lambda

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Microsoft Azure

    Microsoft Azure 8.0
    Based on 4 answers
    As I have mentioned before the issue with my Oracle Mismatch Version issues that have put a delay on moving one of my platforms will justify my 7 rating.
    Amir Tabei | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    AWS Lambda

    Azure Functions is another product that provides lambda functionality, but the documentation for some of Azure's products is quite hard to read. Additionally, AWS Lambda was one of the first cloud computing products on a large cloud service that implemented lambda functions, so they have had the most time to develop the product, increase the quality of service, and extend functionality to more languages. Amazon, by far, has the best service for Lambda that I know.
    Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    As I continue to evaluate the "big three" cloud providers for our clients, I make the following distinctions, though this gap continues to close. AWS is more granular, and inherently powerful in the configuration options compared to [Microsoft] Azure. It is a "developer" platform for cloud. However, Azure PowerShell is helping close this gap. Google Cloud is the leading containerization platform, largely thanks to it building kubernetes from the ground up. Azure containerization is getting better at having the same storage/deployment options.
    Sean Patterson | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    AWS Lambda

    • I was able to perform a lot of processing on data delivered from my website and little or no cost. This was a big plus to me.
    • Programming AWS Lambda is quite easy once you understand the time limits to the functions.
    • AWS Lambda has really good integration with the AWS S3 storage system. This a very good method of delivering data to be processed and a good place to pick it up after processing.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Microsoft Azure

    • Brings down Capex to customers.
    • Some of the built-in security features of DDoS Basic protection that comes with VNET on Azure or even WAF on AGW brings huge advantages to customers.
    • Hybrid benefits for those who have software assurance can save even more costs by moving to Azure.
    João Almeida | TrustRadius Reviewer

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