Microsoft’s Cloud Business Revenue Overtakes AWS and Google Combined
Microsoft is now leading the pack of top Cloud platforms and enterprise services.
According to the latest report published by StockApps, the Q4 2020 revenue from the Commercial Cloud business arm of Microsoft has increased by 30%. The jump in Cloud revenue indicates that Microsoft is leading the business ahead of IBM and Google. In fact, the research data analyses from StockApps reports that Microsoft’s Cloud revenue is more than that of IBM and Google’s Cloud businesses combined.
Here’s a quick view of how much revenue each of the Cloud giants accumulated in the last quarter.
According to another report by FactSet, the Commercial Cloud revenue totaled $14.3 billion, of which Intelligent Cloud revenue alone was $13.37 billion. This indicates an increase of 17% YoY and surpassed analysts’ expectations of $13.11 billion.
The most astonishing aspect of the Q4 Revenue report is the growth of Azure Cognitive Services. In June 2020, the platform was used to process 13.5 billion transactions, transcribing 9 million hours of speech and sending 2.5 billion messages.
The Cloud services segment includes Azure, GitHub, SQL Server, Windows Server and other enterprise services (LinkedIn, Skype for Business, Office, Teams and Dynamics).
Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud segment includes such products as Azure, Windows Server, and GitHub among others. The cloud services also moved to Personal Computing domains, which include Xbox and Surface, was up 14%.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Microsoft up-scaled its delivery to market of its Cloud Communications, Workforce Productivity and Business Processes tools, whose products include Office and Dynamics, was up 6%. Overall revenue from this segment increased by 13% YoY to $38.0 billion.
Azure Drops in Cloud Business Revenue; But GitHub and XBOX Pick the Pace
Gaming Revenue Surged By 64% as Office 365 Users Hit 258 Million
According to the report published by StockApps, Microsoft Azure revenue was key in the performance in the Q4 2020. Azure’s share grew 47%. Compared to the previous quarter, this was a drop from 59%.
In addition to leading the enterprise cloud revenue share, Azure is ably supported by GitHub and XBOX.
Here’s a quick snapshot of revenues collected from Microsoft’s Cloud portfolio:
- GitHub currently has over 3 million organizations using it, including numerous Fortune 500 companies.
- Dynamic 365 grew 40% during the quarter to report revenue approaching $2 billion. As a whole, Dynamics contributed revenue surpassing $3 billion.
- Office 365 business users increased from 200 million to 258 million.