Keeping up with AWS announcements is like drinking from a firehose.

Chief Cloud Economist Corey Quinn goes through the torrent of news about Amazon’s cloud ecosystem and strains out the noise. Then he takes what’s left and gently and lovingly makes fun of it.

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The Podcasts

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The AWS morning show you never knew you wanted, three days a week.

Spend 15 to 20 minutes of your commute listening to host Corey Quinn contextualize and poke fun at the latest in AWS news, dive into popular AWS services, and answer listener questions on AWS architecture.

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Insightful conversation. Less Snark.

Every week, listen to host Corey Quinn interview domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing discuss AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and why businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.

AWS’s Anti-Competitive Move Hidden in Plain Sight

By Corey Quinn

Folks have been making noises for a while that Amazon is anti-competitive in a variety of ways. I don’t disagree with the overall sentiment, but there’s one particular aspect of how AWS advantages its own offerings that I don’t see folks talking about–and strikes me as particularly egregious.

AWS is Asleep at the Lambda Wheel

By Corey Quinn

Countless volumes have been written about the various benefits of serverless, a task made even easier by it being such a squishy, nebulous term that’s come to mean basically whatever the author wants it to mean. This has been a boon for AWS’s product teams, who’ve gone from creating services that are clearly serverless such as DynamoDB, Route 53, IAM, and others to instead slapping the “serverless” moniker on things that are clearly not very serverless at all, like OpenSearch and Aurora.

Amazon’s Snowball Edge Frustrates This User

By Corey Quinn

A friend who happens to work at AWS recently had reason to send me about 500 GB of data. This friend is a business user. Now, say what you want about AWS’s hiring practices, they certainly don’t hire people who aren’t intelligent. This intelligent person made the very reasonable determination that the best solution they had available to send me that half terabyte of data was to mail me a hard drive.

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