What is the equivalent AWS service in Google Cloud

Posted by Tom on May 02, 2019 · 4 mins read

If you are at the begining of your Cloud transformation you may have started by relying only on a single Public Cloud provider or your own private Cloud. For the sake of resiliency or cost optimization you may now start to look into a more hybrid infrastructure by combining multiple Public Cloud providers and/or private/on-premise infrastructure. This journey can be confusing as there is no standard naming convention for services and every Cloud provider market their services under different names. We provide you a high-level service equivalence table for AWS and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Service Category Service AWS Google Cloud Platform
Compute IaaS Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Compute Engine
  PaaS AWS Elastic Beanstalk AppEngine
  Containers Amazon Elastic Container Service Google Kubernetes Engine
  Serverless Functions AWS Lambda Cloud Functions
  Managed Batch Computing AWS Batch N/A
Network Virtual Networks Amazon Virtual Private Cloud Virtual Private Cloud
  Load Balancer Elastic Load Balancer Cloud Load Balancing
  Dedicated Interconnect Direct Connect Cloud Interconnect
  Domains and DNS Amazon Route 53 Google Domains, Cloud DNS
  CDN Amazon CloudFront Cloud CDN
Storage Object Storage Amazon Simple Storage Service Cloud Storage
  Block Storage Amazon Elastic Block Store Persistent Disk
  Reduced-availability Storage Amazon S3 Standard-Infrequent Access, Amazon S3 One Zone-Infrequent Access Cloud Storage Nearline
  Archival Storage Amazon Glacier Cloud Storage Coldline
  File Storage Amazon Elastic File System Cloud Filestore (beta)
Database RDBMS Amazon Relational Database Service, Amazon Aurora Cloud SQL,
Cloud Spanner      
  NoSQL: Key-value Amazon DynamoDB Cloud Firestore,
Cloud Bigtable      
  NoSQL: Indexed Amazon SimpleDB Cloud Firestore
Big Data & Analytics Batch Data Processing Amazon Elastic MapReduce, AWS Batch Cloud Dataproc, Cloud Dataflow
  Stream Data Processing Amazon Kinesis Cloud Dataflow
  Stream Data Ingest Amazon Kinesis Cloud Pub/Sub
  Analytics Amazon Redshift, Amazon Athena BigQuery
  Workflow Orchestration Amazon Data Pipeline, AWS Glue Cloud Composer
Application Services Messaging Amazon Simple Notification Service, Amazon Simple Queueing Service Cloud Pub/Sub
Management Services Monitoring Amazon CloudWatch Stackdriver Monitoring
  Logging Amazon CloudWatch Logs Stackdriver Logging
  Deployment AWS CloudFormation Cloud Deployment Manager
Machine Learning [Speech Amazon Transcribe Cloud Speech-to-Text
  Vision Amazon Rekognition Cloud Vision
  Natural Language Processing Amazon Comprehend Cloud Natural Language
  Translation Amazon Translate Cloud Translation
  Conversational Interface Amazon Lex Dialogflow Enterprise Edition
  Video Intelligence Amazon Rekognition Video Cloud Video Intelligence
  Auto-generated Models N/A Cloud AutoML (beta)
  Fully Managed ML Amazon SageMaker Cloud Machine Learning Engine