In the global cloud infrastructure market, the growth of Microsoft is faster than Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Q3 2014, said Synergy Research Group.
However, AWS is the undisputed leader in the cloud infrastructure service operator market in the third quarter.
The report said Microsoft grew its revenues by 136 percent on a rolling annualized basis, resulting in its market share growing to over 10 percent in Q3. AWS’s cloud revenues rose again after a relatively soft second quarter, resulting in its market share of 27 percent.
Though AWS’s percentage growth rate may be substantially lower than Microsoft, AWS revenue growth over the past four quarters is greater than Microsoft’s total cloud infrastructure revenue over the same period, the report said.
Behind AWS and Microsoft, IBM is ranked third largest cloud operator with a 7 percent market share, followed by Google, salesforce and Rackspace.
The IT report said Cloud infrastructure service revenues including IaaS, PaaS and private & hybrid cloud have passed the $4 billion milestone in Q3.
“While prices continue to fall, Q3 did not see the huge pricing disconnect that caused AWS growth rate to falter in Q2,” said John Dinsdale, chief analyst and research director at Synergy Research Group.