Cloud Services for Developers

This table is just a quick comparison for the types of services that the major cloud providers offer as of the posting date. This is by no means a comprehensive comparison, as I am sure there are other providers and types of services I’m not listing. And I’m not being feature or platform specific either. For instance I realize that Google’s App Engine and Windows Azure don’t allow for the same development platforms. But they do provide a similar service at a high level. Also I’m sure the features for each category vary by provider.

  Microsoft Amazon Google Rackspace
App Platform Azure   App Engine Cloud Sites
Relational DB SQLAzure RDS   Cloud Sites
Blob Storage Azure S3 App Engine Cloud Files
Table Storage Azure SimpleDB App Engine  
Pure VM planned EC2   Cloud Servers
CDN Azure CDN Cloudfront   Cloud Files
Queue Azure SQS App Engine  
On-Premise planned   App Engine Open Stack
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