An AWS Database Safari
When we talk about vendor lock-in, one of the most common stories we see is one of databases. The database you pick to hold your data is something you’re going to be using for a good long while; migrations are painful, expensive, time-consuming, and—in some cases —barely possible. Amazon themselves ran on top of Oracle […]
How to Compete with AWS
As a Cloud Economist, I spend most of my time helping companies fix their horrifying AWS bills. But it’s something of an open secret that I periodically moonlight as an industry analyst. An analysis client recently asked me about the threat of AWS moving into their market as a strategic concern, and couldn’t understand at […]
The Lost Opportunity of Amazon Kendra
Amazon Kendra feels like a lost opportunity to onboard AWS customers of a different stripe.
How Azure’s Capacity Woes Hurt GCP, AWS, and All the Rest
Azure’s capacity issues cast a pall over public cloud that extends well beyond just Microsoft.
4 Reasons Lyft is Smart to Pay AWS $300M
The internet lost its mind when it came out that Lyft is paying AWS $300 million dollars. I’ve got four reasons for you why they’re smart to do it.
AWS Lays Groundwork for New AI/ML Push
As we drown this week in a cacophony of AWS service releases (“Route53 Resolver now exists!” “IAM users now support tagging!” “Introducing our no-SQL service for digital video, DynamoDV!”), one came out yesterday that caused me to do a spit-take. Specifically, a little-remarked upon change declared that AWS has renamed EC2 Elastic GPUs to Elastic […]