I work with Hadoop so I come across or sometimes management ask me a common question, “Why we need Hadoop in cloud” and to answer this question I keep my bold points ready like below…
- Cloud is your data center, No need to deal with reliability & scaling issues.
- Pay What You Need.
- Deployed in Minutes.
- Cloud storage enables economic flexibility, scale, and rich features.
- Size clusters independent of storage needs and price continues decreasing.
- Geo-Redundancy allows for business continuity/disaster recovery planning.
Now they move forward to ask me a detail comparison and to find out the difference between GCP and AWS. So here is list for all of you as well.
|1||AWS (Amazon Web Services) has become one of the leading cloud providers|
|2||Simple email service and a content delivery network.||Waiting from GCS to add|
|3||Above enables you to reach customers in other parts of the world
that aren’t otherwise reachable using other providers.
|4||Google have superior network service due to using their own fiber network.|
|5||gateways through their network, which can sometimes enhance performance|
|6||Amazon uses elastic block storage with three different types:
Magnetic volumes, SSD volumes for general purpose, and IOPS SSD volumes.
|Google’s storage, they use both standard and solid-state systems.|
|7||Amazon uses the latest encryption technology.||They take security seriously as well with all your data getting encrypted in transit.|
|8||16TB capacity||Each disk gets up to 10TB of storage|
|9||Amazon uses network ACL’s||At Google, they use a firewall|
|10||ACL’s (access control lists), as well as security groups that get controlled by permissions.||Firewall to regulate all outgoing traffic to assure hackers don’t infiltrate your data while it’s being sent to the cloud.|
|11||SLA:guaranteed a 99.95% uptime||SLA:guaranteed a 99.95% uptime|
|12||The quantity and quality of the services available on AWS is extremely broad and wide, and it builds up a huge set of opportunities for many different needs. But if you want to train people on AWS devops/gotchas.||Google cloud has started late to add services and yes it is getting pace.|
|13||IPv6 is not available natively in AWS||Supported|
|14||AWS Lambda is Python 2.7 only, no Python 3||Lambda is supported to all version of Python|
|15||According to User Experience web UI to access services is very heavy and sometime separate browser for cloudwatch logs and S3 because the native UI is just bad.(Alternative is https://www.terraform.io/)||Good Web UI.|
|16||AWS uses 2FA to validate users|
|17||ELB (load balancer on AWS) not have a fixed IP. An ELB can only be accessed over a DNS name, and the underlying IP can change every 60 second. ELB (Load Balancer) still has scaling problems.||GCE has had load balancers with fixed IPs forever.|
|18||AMI only exists in a single region. All services on AWS are acutely region centric. It’s not possible to create a host with it in another region. It’s not even possible to take that existing AMI and push it to another region.||Google is not region centric like that. It’s a lot easier to manage at planet scale.|
|19||Postgres RDS is a matter for some therefore RDS is one area where AWS is significantly better than many of their competitors.||Google don’t have any equivalent offer on RDS|
|20||Message Bus: AWS will make your head spin with SNS, SQS, Kinesis, Kinesis Streams and Kinesis Firehose.||GCP has only Pub/Sub which just works and is insanely scalable.|
|21||Google Cloud is If you want we to work on infrastructure that runs YouTube, Gmail and Google Analytics|
|22||AWS is at 2.6 billion||GCP has quarterly revenue close to a billion, that includes Google apps for work and other SaaS services|
|23||GCE should be important to Google||Amazon has a retail business on the side. Their profits are: 66% of Amazon’s profits last quarter are from its cloud biz.|
|24||AWS IAM policies are complicated and hard to navigate.|
|25||EC2/VPC (compute) didn’t have a simple NAT-instance until a few months ago|
Hope you too have some points add on to above list. Please go ahead add to below comment section.