November 14, 2014

Amazon's Cloud Looks Unstoppable—And Databases Are Its Next Target

At AWS re:Invent this week, Amazon Web Services (AWS) chief Andy Jassy declared that AWS could become Amazon's "biggest business." That's a mighty bold statement for a company that did $74 billion in annual revenue last year, only $5 billion of which derives from AWS....

Amazon showed its cloud ambition this week in multiple ways. But one that should most alarm the enterprise technology behemoths is Aurora, a high-end relational database-as-a-service offering that complements existing investments in MySQL and its home-grown NoSQL offering, DynamoDB.

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