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
Amazon AWS CEO Andy Jassy

Can Oracle Beat AWS and Snowflake in the Cloud Database Wars?

January 9, 2021
Forget what we know about who leads the database market. The market is being upended by a new breed of cloud database providers, led by Snowflake but there are many others. And transformation-driven customers are eager for new and better approaches to data management. The database market was long defined by deep-rooted incumbents—Oracle, IBM, SAP,
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
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Did AWS Just Win the Cloud Deal of the Century?

November 14, 2020
Editor’s note: This article by Jiri Kram was originally published on LinkedIn on Oct. 27.  Jiri has published several articles here at Cloud Wars over the past 8 months, and as with all of his other insightful and compelling pieces, this article reflects Jiri’s informed views and does not necessarily reflect the views of Cloud Wars. Jiri
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

Google Cloud Growing 50% Faster than Microsoft, Amazon; Q3 Pace Tops Q2

October 30, 2020
While Microsoft (31%) and Amazon (29%) posted strong cloud-revenue growth rates for Q3, Google Cloud retained its claim to being the fastest-growing cloud vendor by boosting its revenue 44.8% in the quarter. (On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Microsoft is #1, Amazon is #2, and Google is #4.) Of course, it must be