MATLAB, MATLAB Production Server, and MATLAB Distributed Computing Server can be used on virtual machines in AWS, Azure, or other cloud environments.
While most available MathWorks license options can be used in the cloud, a Designated Computer license is one exception – it requires installation on a local, physical computer.
The cloud offers access to a wide variety of computing and storage resources, allowing you to do more with MATLAB. However, creating and configuring cloud infrastructure properly requires a certain amount of working knowledge specific to each cloud vendor. MathWorks offers reference architectures developed for both AWS and Azure, which automate much of the creation and configuration. Learn more about MathWorks support for AWS and Azure.
Note: Some MATLAB add-ons are not applicable in the cloud, such as those requiring a physical connection between dedicated hardware and the computer running MATLAB.