Will Microsoft Whip Google & Amazon in Combined Q2 Cloud Revenue Again?

July 12, 2021
Just to be clear about who’s #1 in the cloud, late this month we’ll find out if Google Cloud and Amazon Web Services are finally able to have combined cloud revenue equal to or greater than Microsoft’s for Q2. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is the longtime #1, Amazon is longtime
Gartner table showing 2020 IaaS revenue for Microsoft and Amazon

Do You Trust Gartner?

June 29, 2021
Since Gartner, the big dog in IT research and advisory services, has just released its guesses regarding 2020 worldwide IaaS public-cloud market shares for Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others, I’d like to share some of their guesswork and ask a few questions. The first of those questions is posed in the headline: do you trust
Broken heart photograph representing Google Cloud and Salesforce

Google Squeezed Out by Amazon & Microsoft in Battle for Salesforce Love

June 28, 2021
While the sizzling Salesforce-Amazon cloudmance drew plenty of attention last week, Salesforce is simultaneously being appropriately promiscuous with Microsoft Azure even as it appears to be turning a cold shoulder to Google Cloud. Boy oh boyzee, talk about an A-list soap-opera scenario! Here in one steamy menage a quatre, we’ve got the world’s four largest
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, who recently ripped the data architecture of Microsoft

Snowflake CEO Rips Microsoft, Amazon, Google for Outdated Architecture

June 7, 2021
Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman, feeling feisty after posting Q1 revenue growth of 110%, said a big chunk of that growth is coming from upgrading legacy data warehouses that Microsoft, Amazon and Google can’t handle because they’re “not sitting on good architecture.” This is truly a case of the little guy picking a fight with the
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Microsoft Versus Amazon: Who Will Be King of the Cloud for Q1?

April 22, 2021
While conventional wisdom plus short-sighted math have caused a lot of people to believe that Amazon’s AWS is the runaway leader in the cloud, reality tells a very different story that will be underscored dramatically with next week’s Q1 earnings results. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft has held the #1 spot
Logos for the cloud database leaders Snowflake, SAP, AWS, and Google Cloud

Cloud Vendors Confront ‘Highest Risk’ Projects: Database Migration

April 16, 2021
As more businesses move their on-premises databases to the cloud, many face a challenge that may take months or even years to work through. How do they move terabytes, petabytes, and even exabytes of data to the cloud? The issue is one that database administrators and IT pros have long grappled with, but it’s gaining
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy

Amazon Shocker: CEO Jassy Says Cloud Less than 5% of All IT Spending

April 2, 2021
While businesses across the globe have been surging into the cloud, Amazon CEO Andy Jassy says the cloud still accounts for less than 5% of global IT spending. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Amazon’s AWS is #2 behind #1 Microsoft.  I cite the term “shocker” in the headline because, over the past
AWS CEO Adam Selipsky

10 Questions for Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky

March 30, 2021
As if it weren’t enough of a challenge to become CEO of one of the world’s largest and most-influential technology companies, new AWS chief Adam Selipsky also has to follow the truly legendary act of superstar CEO Andy Jassy, who now rules the entire Amazon empire. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, AWS
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks about customers in a YouTube video

Microsoft CEO Nadella Hammers Amazon for Breaking Trust with AWS Customers

March 1, 2021
Looking to sharply differentiate Microsoft from Amazon in the cloud, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella clearly alluded to Amazon’s AWS when he said cloud providers that compete with customers in other businesses will never be able to establish the essential bond of trust with those customers. (In my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft has