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Microsoft Vs. AWS Vs. Google: Cloud Q2 Earnings Face-Off

Mark Haranas

Here are the second-quarter 2023 earnings results from AWS, Google and Microsoft, comparing sales growth, revenue, operating income and new worldwide cloud market-share data.

Sales Growth

Google Cloud: 28 percent

Microsoft: 15 percent

AWS: 12 percent

Google Cloud’s just over $8 billion in revenue generated in second-quarter 2023 represented a year-over-year growth rate of 28 percent. This was the highest sales growth rate increase out of the three cloud companies. In first-quarter 2023, Google Cloud reported a similar 28 percent sales growth rate year over year on revenue of $7.45 billion.

It is key to note, again, that Microsoft doesn’t provider Azure sales figures by themselves. Azure revenue is counted as part of Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud group. The company’s Intelligent Cloud group reported a 15 percent sales increase year over year on total sales of $24 billion for its fourth fiscal quarter 2023. During third-quarter 2023, Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud group increased sales by 16 percent year over year.

AWS reported one of its lowest sales growth rates in the company’s history during second-quarter 2023. AWS’ $22.1 billion in sales represented 12 percent year-over-year sales growth. Comparatively, during AWS’ second-quarter 2022, the company increased sales by 33 percent year over year.


Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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