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Cloud Computing Supremacy: Has Microsoft Finally Snatched the Crown from Amazon?
As quarterly earnings results roll in, it's time to do our favorite topic - "who won the cloud computing race?" The three top cloud service providers - Amazon, Microsoft and IBM - continued their double-digit growth runs during this quarter, just like the previous one, but Microsoft may have just nosed ahead of its two key competitors this past...
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has its primary focus on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), or public cloud, as a cloud computing services provider
Amazon Web Services (AWS) may have already lost its position as the largest cloud player in terms of revenues to Microsoft, thanks to the latter’s surging cloud-based software products, which saw the company’s annualized cloud revenue run rate exceed $18.9 billion during the most recent quarter. Meanwhile, Amazon’s AWS posted $4.001 billion in revenues during the most recent quarter,...
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Vision Mobile’s 12th Developer Economics Global Survey, which reached out to more than 21,200 developers across 160 countries, revealed many developer trends in the cloud segment, and how developers around the world are utilizing top cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.As expected, Amazon Web Services is the most popular cloud service...
Amazon echo user base hits $8.2 million per CIRP
According to a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners, or CIRP, there are now 8.2 million Amazon Echo devices in the United States. In November 2016 that count was 5.1 million, which indicates a 60% increase in a two month period.How did Amazon Echo do so well in such a short period of time?The answer to that is...
Amazon Prime
Since its launch in October 2005, Amazon Prime has bloated to over 64 million members. Sources vary on the actual number, but suffice it to say that nearly half of all U.S. households have at least one member.From a popularity perspective there are other loyalty programs in the United States and around the world that can boast comparable numbers,...
Amazon Alexa gets customizable ordering for Wingstop Inc.
In what is a first in the restaurant industry, Dallas-based Wingstop Inc. has created an Alexa skill that will give Amazon Alexa on Echo devices access to full-menu voice-activated customized ordering from any of the company's 949 restaurants across America.Amazon Alexa can already make restaurant orders for Prime members if they've ordered from that restaurant before, but until now, customizable...
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United Kingdom is the sixth largest economy in the world and one of the most important markets for Amazon. Amazon Prime subscription has now penetrated nearly 33% of households in the country and, according to Cowen and Company, Amazon has plenty of room to increase its Prime membership base in the UK.Cowen and Company expects Amazon UK to follow in...
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The human race is competitive by nature, and any rat race to the top spot at anything is always thick with competition. Number one in this, number one in that and so on. Things are not much different in the technology world, either. Contrary to popular belief, which is that the tech world is prone to disruption, our history...
AWS (Amazon Web Services) - cloud computing
Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the current king of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), has once again proved that their leadership position remains undisputed. AWS continued its tradition of posting quarterly sequential growth during the fourth quarter of 2016, reaching $3.546 billion in revenues, representing growth of 47% compared to Q4-15 and $305 million more than their Q3-16 numbers.Just...
Safra Catz Oracle CEO criticizes AWS cloud computing offerings
The cloud computing wars and the race to add the next client have become so intense that it has reached a stage where tech leaders are taking potshots at each other. Oracle and Amazon have always been at each other's throats, touting their own excellence and highlighting the other's failures, and Google's Diane Greene also took a thinly veiled dig...
amazon walmart grocery market online ordering
Looks like the folks at Walmart (WMT) just love to see Amazon cringe. The largest big box retailer in the country has been launching service after service this year, and each new service is clearly aimed at making its shopping experience a different one to that of Amazon's. To be honest, they have succeeded in a lot of those...
Prime Video launching original programming in India
Amazon announced yesterday that Amazon Prime is now available in more than 200 countries around the world. The biggest move was Amazon Prime’s launch in India, where Amazon has already started work on the production of multiple Indian original shows.Amazon Prime members in Belgium, Canada, France, India, Italy and Spain can start watching today at no additional cost to...
Google Intel partnership to accelerate cloud adoption
Google and Intel recently announced a strategic partnership that aims to accelerate cloud adoption in the enterprise segment. The deal brings together two companies that have been a bit late to the cloud race and aim to close the gap with the current leaders in their respective segments. Intel and Google will be working together on four thrust areas:...
AWS launches Amazon Chime, a unified communications platform
Amazon Web Services (AWS) yesterday announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a cloud-based unified communications platform for video and audio conference calls, screen sharing and content sharing, and instant messaging.In its press release, Amazon highlights the new AWS service's features and also showcases three new clients, as well as partners that will eventually distribute the service.Amazon Chime is supposed to...
AWS us-east-1 outage
This is a follow-up article to the report on the massive AWS cloud storage service outage that occurred earlier this week. The original report can be viewed here: Massive AWS Cloud Outage May Frighten Enterprise Companies – Part 1 In the world of technology, things fail all the time, and outages are a part of the game. Just because you are...