Microsoft Azure Revenue and Growth Statistics (2024)

Key Microsoft Azure user stats. Includes data on Microsoft Azure's revenue, number of users, top subscribers, number of employees, and more.
Last updated on:
December 29, 2023
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Microsoft Azure Interesting Facts

  • In a recent report from Microsoft, Azure generated a revenue of about $75.3 billion in 2022.
  • The number of Azure users worldwide is approaching the 1 billion mark.
  • According to the Azure Active Directory, there were 722.22 million Azure users.
  • 85 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure Cloud.
  • Currently, Azure’s market share was 21% in the cloud computing industry.
  • 40% of top Microsoft Azure customers are from the United States and 7% are from the United Kingdom.
  • Most access to Microsoft Azure comes from the United States with about 93.53% of the users accessing the platform from a desktop every day.

Source: Statista, Microsoft, Channel Futures, Contino, Statista, CIS, Enlyft

About Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure was founded in 2008, and it is an online cloud for storage. Join us, and let’s look at some interesting data about Azure.


Microsoft Azure Revenue

In a recent report from Microsoft, Azure generated a revenue of $75.3 billion in 2022.

Graph about Microsoft Azure Revenue

Source: Statista, Microsoft

How many users of Azure are there?

  • The number of Azure users worldwide is approaching the 1 billion mark.
  • According to the Azure Active Directory, there were 722.22 million Azure users.
Graph about Microsoft Azures number of users

Source: Channel Futures

Who are Azure top subscribers? (Companies)

Below are Azure’s biggest annual contracts:

  • Verizon: $79.9 million per year
  • MSI Computer: $78 million per year
  • LG Electronics: $76.7 million per year
  • CenturyLink: $61.9 million per year
  • NTT America: $48.7 million per year
  • Wikimedia Foundation: $42.6 million per year
  • LinkedIn Corp: $41.2 million per year
  • News Corp: $40.5 million per year
  • Adobe: $39.9 million per year
  • Intel: $38.5 million per year
Graph about Microsoft Azures top subscribers

Source: Contino

What is Microsoft Azure’s market share in the cloud service industry?

Azure’s estimated market share in the cloud services market in 2020 was 31%, up from 26% in 2018.

In 2021, the Azure market share was 20% while in 2022 Azure market share was 21%.

Graph about Microsoft Azures market share in the cloud service industry

The highest Microsoft Azure’s market share has ever been in the cloud service industry was in 2020, at 31% of the total market.

Source: Contino, Statista, CIS

What percentage of companies use Azure?

Almost 70% of organizations worldwide at one time have used Microsoft Azure for their cloud services since 2015. About 486,738 companies use Microsoft Azure for their day-to-day service.

Microsoft Azure’s key solutions used by these companies include data management, media services, machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), developer tools, and internet of things (IoT) applications.

Source: Statista, Enlyft

What are the top industries using Microsoft Azure?

Retail and Information Technology & Services are the largest users of Azure by industry.

Graph about Top industries using Microsoft Azure

After that are the Computer Software and the Construction industries. Look at the table above and see how many companies using Azure.

Source: Enlyft

Top Countries that use Microsoft Azure

40% of Microsoft Azure customers are in the United States(288.9 million customers) and 7% are in the United Kingdom(50.5 million customers).

After the two players, there are many countries using Microsoft Azure, though the percentage of customers is way lower than the US and the UK’s.

There’s also Canada, Australia, India, and lots of European countries that use Azure. Though, all of these have less than 0% of the total Azure consumers.

Source: Enlyft

Where was Microsoft Azure accessed from the most and what devices were used?

Most access to Microsoft Azure comes from the United States with about 93.53% of the users accessing the platform from a desktop.

Over 60% of every country’s users on Microsoft Azure prefer their desktop device rather than any mobiles.

Compared to any other country, Australian users prefer using Microsoft Azure on a mobile device at a higher percentage: almost 30%.

Source: Semrush

How much time do users spend on Azure?

Azure users spend at least 25 minutes and 31 seconds per visit.

That’s quite a long trip for a website, but though, there is lots of work to do on Azure.

Infographic about Microsoft Azure users average time spending

Source: Semrush

Who are Azure’s users? (Demography)

Who are Azure’s users by gender?

The gender distribution among Azure users is 65.11% male and 34.89% female.

Graph about Microsoft Azure users gender distribution

At the moment, there are more male users than female users on Azure.

Source: Similar Web

Who are Azure users by age?

The majority of Azure users are between the ages of 25 and 34.

Graph about Microsoft Azure Age Group

Next up, the second most popular age group is the 15-24 age group, with almost 26% of the total Microsoft Azure users.

Source: Similar Web

Is Azure available globally?

With more global regions than any other cloud provider, Azure gives customers the flexibility to deploy applications where they need them.

Source: Microsoft

Where are Azure servers located?

Microsoft Azure’s servers are all over the world, with servces in North & South Ameirca, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Most of Microsoft Azure’s serves are located in the Americas: North & South. After that, Azure’s most servers are in Asia, followed by Europe and Africa.

Source: Console Connect

Who founded Microsoft Azure?

Deepak Patil is the SVP, of APEX Engineering at Dell Technologies and he was the Founder of Microsoft Azure. He attended the College of Engineering Pune.

Source: Crunchbase

How many people (employees) work on Azure?

About 1,500 personnel from Microsoft, the parent company of Microsoft Azure, are currently assigned to support and manage the Azure Cloud infrastructure.

Infographic about Microsoft Azure number of people

Source: Owler

How does Microsoft Azure make money?

Azure primarily makes its money by allowing customers to pay based on consumed services, products, and resources on the cloud.

How much do Azure services cost?

Due to the number of services available, the cost of Azure varies enormously depending on which parts of it a business decides to use, and how much they actually use it.

There are no upfront costs involved with Azure, and customers only pay for what they use, with many services charged by the hour.

For example, Azure App Service, which allows users to create powerful cloud-based apps for web and mobile, starts from $0.013 per hour. Using Azure’s managed relational SQL database as a service costs $0.021 per hour. Both of these, like many of Azure’s services, are free for the first 12 months.

Some services, such as REST-based “blob” storage for unstructured data, are charged according to data usage, rather than time; blob storage costs $0.002 per gigabyte, with 5GB free for the first 12 months.

Other services are charged by the number of executions a user performs through Azure; the Functions service costs $0.20 per million executions, with the first million free every month.

Source: Nigel Frank

How many Azure products and services are there?

Ther eare 10 products/services at Microsoft Azure. See all of them and their descriptions below.

Source: IntelliPaat

What programming languages does Azure support?

Due to the colossal array of apps and services available through Azure, the platform provides a unique opportunity for developers. Depending on which part of Azure is being used to develop and deploy apps and services, a range of programming languages is supported by .NET, #C, Python, Java, PHP, Node.js, PowerShell, and Go.

Source: Nigel Frank

Azure (FAQ)

  • What is Azure used for?

Microsoft Azure, formerly known as Windows Azure, is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It provides a broad range of cloud services, including computing, analytics, storage and networking.

  • Is Azure the same as SQL?

No, Azure SQL Database is not the same as SQL Server. While they are both relational database management systems, there are key differences between the two. Azure SQL Database is a cloud-based service, while SQL Server is an on-premises software.

  • Is Azure a programming language?

Azure programming language is a general-purpose programming language developed by Microsoft for their Azure Cloud platform.

  • Is Azure a Python?

All Microsoft Azure services are available by using Python. Here are some types of activities that you can perform by using Python and Microsoft Azure: Remote debugging on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.

  • Why Python is used in Azure?

Python can quickly and easily build, train, host, and deploy models from any Python environment with Azure services for data science and machine learning. Or bring in pre-built AI solutions to deliver cutting-edge experiences to your Python apps.

  • Can I learn Azure without coding?

You do not need coding skills to use Microsoft Azure.

  • Which language is best for Azure?

Azure supports the most popular programming languages in use today, including Python, JavaScript, Java, .NET and Go.

  • What language is Azure built in?

The company’s heavy use of Java and continuing promotion of the language for Azure computing comes even though the language is similar in many ways to its own flagship programming language: C#.

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