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Are You Funding #1 Competitor: Amazon? | Ammirati on Innovation

January 11, 2021
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 20 The Big Themes: Wall Street/Main Street: The software
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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,
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Wooly Mammoths with 2 Legs in Tar Pit | Anschuetz on Leadership

December 16, 2020
Each month, “Anschuetz on Leadership” episodes will look at unique ways that business can approach leadership. Christian Anschuetz is an adventurer, explorer, entrepreneur, United States Marine Corps Captain (not on active duty), and highly inspirational leader. He's been the CIO of one of the world's largest advertising firms, CDO of a global safety and supply-chain
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Apple Jumping into Cloud Business? | Ammirati on Innovation

December 14, 2020
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 19 The Big Themes: Apple and a thousand Intel
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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
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Hey Amazon: Time to Spin Out AWS, Okay?? | Ammirati on Innovation

November 18, 2020
Each month, “Ammirati on Innovation” episodes will look at ways that the disruptive-startup mentality is spreading beyond young entrepreneurs to big established corporations. Serial entrepreneur, venture capitalist and Carnegie Mellon B-school professor Sean Ammirati, who sits at the intersection of these high-change dynamics, provides insight. Episode 18 The Big Themes: ServiceNow vs. IBM: The market
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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
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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
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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
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