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re: Amazon's usability is incredibly poor, the web console is barely functional and gives incomprehensible and unhelpful error messages regularly, in a...

they are far ahead of AWS in every other way that matters to most people

So their virtually unchallenged dominion over the market share is not an indication of "success"? How did they corner the market if people care about other things? Are you telling me people chose them because they had to, like IBM in the 70s and m$ in the 90s?

I don't want to start a mud-slinging game, and try to defend an emotionless, ruthless company like amazon, but m$ has done even worse. They are both companies, and have done (and will do) cold, calculated things to make more money. We need to be fair, though, I believe.

Bottom line (for me);

  • azure console is something you'd only spend time on if you're forced to (like ng6)

  • as i said, gcloud is not even trying, they have state-of-the-art services like bigquery anyway, they are looking to perfect them - when aws learns things the hard way, they'll likely pull a m$ on them and copy the services they need - why pay for r&d?

  • aws free tier is something that's automatically given - compare that with how you can get the same perks from azure. I'll request a credit/discount, it will be reviewed by someone (or something) and I'll be granted one if seen fit. With aws, it's just given to me - I don't have to prove myself to someone for it.

p.s. I don't plan on any more answers, I don't want to waste more time on this. Each to his own.

I have no interest in your random corporate ethics discussion. I'm talking about service quality, what is the best platform for the typical person to build their typical application on.

Obviously you have no idea how a capitalistic world functions, "success" does not mean "better", it simply implies their marketing etc. has done a better job and there's a lot of idiots in the world making decisions. Nobody ever got fired for choosing AWS as their platform, sort of like Java. That doesn't make AWS or Java the best choice, just the safe choice if you're unable to think for yourself and afraid for your job.

Also you guys shouldn't listen to the FUD about the AWS free tier here. Just check the facts:

cloud.google.com/free/

cloud.google.com/developers/startups/

azure.microsoft.com/en-us/offers/m...

azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/fre...

azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/...

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