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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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As Oracle Cloud Surges, Larry Ellison Might Attack Amazon, SAP on Q3 Call

March 8, 2021
As Oracle continues to distinguish itself as one of the world’s fastest-growing major cloud businesses, Larry Ellison might come out swinging against major rivals Amazon and SAP during the March 10 Q3 earnings call. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Oracle is #6, Amazon is #2, and SAP is #5.) Based on Ellison's
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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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Surging Cloud Databases Will Blow Past Legacy Databases in Mega Platform Shift

February 22, 2021
The database market is in the throes of its biggest change of the last 50 years.  Cloud databases will soon overtake traditional on-premises databases—the ones long used for transactions and analytics in corporate data centers—as the preferred data-management platforms for many use cases.  The transition is happening so fast that Gartner, in a strategic planning
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,