Azure Static Web Apps VS Netlify

Azure Static Web Apps

Azure Static Web Apps is a platform for building, deploying, and managing modern web applications. It offers a range of features for building and deploying serverless applications, including support for a variety of programming languages, automatic scaling, and real-time monitoring

Azure Static Web Apps is designed to be easy to use and require minimal setup, making it a good choice for developers who want to focus on writing code rather than managing infrastructure.

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Netlify is a cloud platform that is designed to help developers build and deploy modern, high-performance websites and applications. With Netlify, you can deploy your code to a global network of servers with a single command, and the platform will take care of the rest, including provisioning servers, scaling your application to meet demand, and providing security and compliance. Netlify supports a wide range of technologies and frameworks, including popular static sites generators like Jekyll and Hugo, as well as serverless functions and APIs.

One of the key features of Netlify is its focus on continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD). With Netlify, you can set up automatic deployments whenever you push code to your Git repository, and the platform will build and deploy your application for you. This makes it easy to iterate quickly on your code and deploy changes automatically, without having to manually build and deploy your application every time you make a change. Netlify also provides a number of tools and services to help you manage your deployments, including database and file storage, analytics and monitoring, and custom domain management.

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  • Azure Static Web Apps
    • limited accessibility in some areas
    • A limited level of authentication is offered
    • GitHub Actions are used for continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD), which means that a command-line interface is not necessary
    • Charges for a custom domain, a free tier, and a greater app size
    • connects to further Azure services, including Azure Functions, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Storage, and Azure Event Grid
    • appropriate for less-featured, simple web apps
  • Netlify
    • Global CDN-based hosting
    • Supporting custom domains
    • features a free tier and fees for more usage and storage
    • Integrates with other providers such as GitHub and GitLab
    • suitable for web applications that demand high scalability, security, and built-in connectors
    • Web application development and deployment support built-in


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FrameWork Azure Static Web Apps Netlify
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Multi-cloud Google Cloud (GCP), AWS, Digital Ocean, Yandex
Continuous deployment
Automated builds from Git
Instant rollbacks to any version
Site previews for every push
Compatible with all Static Site Generators
Slack, email, GitHub, outgoing webhook
Team Management
Custom domains
Automatic HTTPS
Rewrites & Redirects
Password Protection
Included in paid plan.
Included in paid plan.
Build Minutes
300 minutes /month
Concurrent builds
100GB /month
100GB /month
Team Members
Build Time Per Deployment
15 minutes
15 minutes
Build Memory Limit (in MiB)
2048 MiB
Max team members before switch to custom pricing
Git contributors have to be Team Members
Starting from $19/month per member
Serverless Functions (API)
Node.js, .NET Core, Python and Custom Handlers
Node.js, Go
Edge Functions
Uses deno runtime
Background Functions
Durable Functions
run up to 15 minutes
Timer triggered functions
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Environment Variables
Build Logs
GitHub Actions logs
Build Canceling
through GitHub Actions
Web UI and programmatically via Build Plugins
Pre-configured providers include: Azure Active Directory, GitHub, Twitter. You can register a custom provider.
Netlify Identity
Asset Optimizations
bundling, minifying, compressing images
A/B Testing
git branch-based split testing
Form Handling
Netlify Forms
Data Storage
Push Notifications
Machine Learning
Two-factor authentication
Team Logs-
SOC2 Type 2
Carbon Neutral
Carbon-free Energy
Renewable energy by 2025
AWS promised to run on 100% renewable energy by 2025

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