Logos for Amazon Web Services and TCS next to each other

Amazon Addresses Critical Blind Spot in Big Mainframe Deal with TCS

February 15, 2021
If Amazon’s AWS cloud unit has an Achilles Heel, it is that the company’s singular and enormously successful focus on the cloud has kept it from developing deep expertise with legacy mainframe systems that still run massive portions of the global economy. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon has held the #2
Logos for the cloud database leaders Snowflake, SAP, AWS, and Google Cloud

The Cloud Database Market Is Booming: 10 Key Developments

February 2, 2021
Cloud databases are off to a fast start in 2021, with a slew of significant new products, 9-figure investments, aggressive go-to-market moves and more in the past few weeks.  The level of activity is unlikely to let up. As businesses aggressively move growing portions of their IT environments to the cloud, database vendors of all
Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy

AWS CEO Andy Jassy’s 8-Point Plan for Reinvention: Be Maniacal, Relentless, Tenacious

January 20, 2021
AWS keeps getting bigger—growing another $10 billion in the 12 months ended September 2020—even as the units of cloud services it offers get ever smaller.   “One of the things that's really interesting, that we've seen in the last several years, is that people are moving to smaller and smaller units of compute,” CEO Andy Jassy
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison

Oracle’s Larry Ellison Admits Snowflake Is a Killer: ‘It’s Killing Amazon Redshift’

December 14, 2020
While chiding red-hot Snowflake as “the market’s current darling,” Oracle chairman Larry Ellison underscored that the enemy of his enemy is his friend by claiming Snowflake “is killing” Amazon’s Redshift database. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon is #2 and Oracle is #6.) Ellison didn’t offer any details to back up his
CEO Andy Jassy gave the keynote speech at AWS re:Invent

6 Takeaways from CEO Andy Jassy’s AWS re:Invent Keynote

December 3, 2020
(By John Foley—background info below) In the opening keynote to the AWS re:invent conference, CEO Andy Jassy said the expansion of digital capabilities by many companies in response to COVID-19 likely “accelerated cloud adoption by several years.”  Now, more organizations are shifting from their initial responses—providing tools for employees working from home and developing new
Microsoft leads Cloud Wars top 10

Can Google or Amazon Displace Microsoft as World’s #1 Cloud Vendor in 2021?

November 30, 2020
Having ruled the enterprise cloud business for more than two years, Microsoft will face intensified pressure to hold the #1 spot in 2021 from not only #4 Google Cloud and #2 Amazon but also a few of the world’s other top cloud vendors. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Amazon
CEO Thomas Kurian leads Google Cloud to the top of cloud vendors in growth

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendors: #1 Google, #2 Oracle, #3 Microsoft

November 16, 2020
As the enterprise cloud becomes the unquestioned foundation for the future of digital business, the 3 vendors whose cloud revenue is growing most rapidly in this booming market are Google at 44.8%, Oracle 33% (estimated), and Microsoft 31%. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings of the largest and most-influential cloud vendors in the
Oracle Exadata X8M

Oracle Calls Out AWS on Exadata Cloud Service, Shares Big Customer Wins

November 13, 2020
Oracle has pointedly and publicly called out AWS by claiming Oracle’s new Exadata Cloud Service X8M crushes competing services from AWS and by sharing new stories about customers that have achieved striking results with Exadata. With this frontal assault on a competitor that currently holds a vastly greater share of the huge cloud-infrastructure market, Oracle
Will Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spin out AWS ?

As Amazon’s Cloud Growth Slows, Will Jeff Bezos Cut AWS Loose?

November 4, 2020
While Amazon’s AWS cloud unit has an excellent chance of blowing past $50 billion in revenue in 2021, the surging and superior results from Amazon’s “traditional” businesses might well provide Jeff Bezos with the impetus to spin out the superstar cloud unit next year. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon is #2
Amazon and Carrier partnership will enable vertical industry expertise

Rumble in the Cloud: Amazon Battling Google, SAP, Microsoft in Sizzling New Market

October 12, 2020
The fascinating new partnership between Amazon’s AWS cloud unit and a global customer specializing in keeping things cold is a clear signal that AWS is jumping with both feet into the red-hot new market for industry-specific cloud solutions. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon/AWS is #2.) While Amazon’s press release about its