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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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