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Amazon Web Services Revenue by Year

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The above graph represents the Amazon web services revenue by year, starting from fiscal 2014 to the recently completed year. The contribution of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to the company’s overall revenue has been increasing by each passing year. AWS revenue in 2019 increased a strong 36.5% YoY to $35,026 million ($35 billion) – highest-ever till date. The segment accounted for a notable 12.5% of Amazon’s total revenue in 2019.

AWS Revenue by Year: History

RegionWorldwide
SourceAmazon Annual ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID552
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a subsidiary of Amazon, that offers a broad set of global compute, storage, database, and other service offerings to developers and enterprises of all sizes.

In fiscal 2015, AWS revenue increased a whopping 70% YoY to $7,880 million ($7.9 billion). About 7.36% of Amazon’s global revenue came from its cloud-computing business.

The fiscal year 2016 was the first time when Amazon revenue from AWS crossed the $10-billion mark, with over 55% YoY growth. The total AWS revenue clocked $12,219 million ($12.2 billion) in 2016, representing nearly 9% of the company’s total revenue. Nearly 30% of that company generated in the fourth quarter alone.

In the next two years, the company achieved another big milestone as the AWS annual revenue crossed $25-billion mark for the first time in history.

About Amazon.Com, Inc: Additional Information

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Amazon Annual Revenue by Products & Services Group

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The above graph represents Amazon annual revenue by groups of products and services offered by the company, starting from fiscal 2014 to the recently completed year. Amazon 2019 revenue reached an all-time high of $280,522 million, globally. More than half of the company’s total revenue came from Online Stores. Amazon’s Online Stores revenue amounted to $141,247 million ($141.2 billion) in 2019, with nearly 14.8% YoY increase. Over 30% of that company generated in the fourth quarter alone.

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SourceAmazon Annual ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID308
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

On the other hand, over 6.1% of the company’s total revenue in 2019 came from Physical Stores. Amazon annual revenue from Physical Stores declined 0.2% YoY in 2019, t0 $17,192 million. However, the e-commerce giant has seen a whopping 197% YoY growth in its 2018 revenue from Physical Stores.

Amazon’s annual revenue from its Third-Party Seller Services has increased a notable 25.8% YoY to $53,762 million in 2019.

Amazon revenue from Subscription Services also increased a whopping 35.6% YoY to an all-time high of $19,210 million in 2019.

Amazon’s “Third-Party Seller Services” includes commissions and any related fulfilment and shipping fees, and other third-party seller services. While the “Subscription Services” includes annual and monthly fees associated with Amazon Prime memberships, as well as audiobook, digital video, ebook, digital music, and other non-AWS subscription services.

Amazon’s revenue from AWS surged to a record $35,026 million in 2019, from $25,655 million in 2018.

In 2018, Amazon reported a massive 117.2% YoY jump to $10,108 million in its annual revenue from “Other” services, which primarily includes the sales of advertising services, delivered based on the number of clicks or impressions. The other revenue increased to $14,085 million in 2019.

Amazon.Com, Inc.: Additional Information

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Amazon Annual Revenue by Segment: FY 2001 – 2019

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The above graph represents Amazon annual revenue by segment, starting from fiscal 2001 to the recently completed year. The company’s operations are divided into three reportable segments: North America, International and Amazon Web Services (AWS). Amazon annual revenue increased an appreciable 20.5% YoY in 2019, to $280,522 million, globally – the highest-ever in history. Interestingly, more than 60% of the company’s total revenue in 2019 came from North America segment. Amazon revenue from North America reached an all-time high of $170,773 million in 2019, representing a strong 20.8% YoY growth. A majority of that came in the fourth quarter alone.

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SourceAmazon Annual ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID305
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

On the other hand, Amazon’s International and Amazon Web Services (AWS) segment accounted for nearly 26.6% and 12.5% of the company’s total consolidated revenues in 2019, respectively.

Amazon annual revenue from International markets also reached highest-ever $74,723 million in 2019, with over 13% YoY increase.

The AWS revenue in 2019 increased a whopping 36.5% YoY to $35,026 million – the highest-ever till date. Nearly 30% of that company generated in the fourth quarter of 2019.

About Amazon.com, Inc: Additional Information

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Amazon Quarterly Revenue by Products and Services Group

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The above graph represents the quarterly distribution of Amazon revenue by groups of Products and Services. Interestingly, Amazon’s online stores accounted for 52% of the company’s total revenue generated in Q4 2019. The total net sales from online stores increased an impressive 14.65% YoY to in the fourth quarter of 2019, to $45,657 million ($45.7 billion). On the other hand, Amazon revenue from Physical stores clocked $4,363 million ($4.4 billion) in Q4 2019, registering nearly 1% year-over-year decline.

Amazon third-party seller services revenue in Q4 2019 increased an appreciable 30.4% YoY to $17,446 million ($17.4 billion). Approximately 20% of the company’s total revenue during the fourth quarter came from third-party seller services.

Amazon revenue from subscription services and AWS, both reached an all-time high in Q4 2019.

Amazon Products and Services Revenue: History

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SourceAmazon Quarterly ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID406
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

Amazon’s revenue from the third-party seller services (include commissions and any related fulfilment and shipping fees, etc.) has been increasing since the last 3 years. It is the second-largest revenue segment for the online retailer. Over 15% of the company’s total revenue in every quarter comes from the third-party seller services.

It was the first time in Q2 2016 when Amazon quarterly revenue from the third-party seller services crossed the $5 billion mark. Interestingly, the company took only 18 months to achieve another $10 billion revenue milestone.

Amazon’s other revenue primarily includes the revenue from advertising services and other service offerings.

About Amazon.com, Inc: Additional Information

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Amazon Web Services Revenue by Quarter

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The above graph represents Amazon Web Services revenue by quarter and its contribution to the company’s overall quarterly revenue. Amazon’s revenue from cloud computing business has constantly been increasing over the last few years, despite the declining YoY growth. Amazon Web Services revenue in Q4 2019 reached an all-time high of $9.95 billion ($9,954 million), with a year-over-year increase of 34%. The contribution of AWS segment to the Amazon’s Q4 2019 revenue was 11.38%.

AWS Revenue by Quarter: History

RegionWorldwide
SourceAmazon Quarterly ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID515
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

One must note that AWS is the third largest segment of Amazon, consists of amounts earned from the global sales of compute, storage, database, and other service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions.

In Q2 2015, Amazon generated $1.82 billion in revenue from its cloud computing business, with the highest-ever YoY growth of 81.5%. However, after that, the year-over-year growth in AWS revenue slowed down til Q3 2017.

It is important to note that the AWS segment contribution to the company’s overall revenue doubled for the first time in Q1 2017. About 10.25% of Amazon’s total revenue in Q1 2017 came from its cloud computing business.

Fiscal Q4 2017 was the first time when AWS revenue surpassed the $5 billion mark for the first time. Amazon’s revenue from AWS clocked $5.11 billion, representing 8.46% of the company’s total revenue during the fourth quarter.

About Amazon.com, Inc: Additional Information

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Amazon Quarterly Revenue by Segment

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The above graph represents Amazon quarterly revenue by segment, starting from fiscal Q1 2000 to the most recent quarter. Currently, the company has three reportable segments: North America, International, and AWS. The North America segment accounted for a whopping 61% of Amazon’s total revenue in Q4 2019. This is followed by the International and AWS (Amazon Web Services) segment.

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SourceAmazon Quarterly ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID405
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

Amazon’s revenue from North America segment surpassed $50 billion for the first time in Q4 2019. The total North America net sales amounting to $53,670 million ($53.7 billion), with increased an impressive 21.6% YoY.

Amazon revenue from International segment also increased 14.3% YoY in Q4 2019, to a record-high $23,813 million ($23.8 billion).

Amazon Web Services revenue increased from $7,430 million ($7.4 billion) in Q4 2018 to a record $9,954 million (~$10 billion) in Q4 2019, representing a whopping 34% YoY growth.

Amazon Segment Revenue by Quarter: History

In Q4 2018, Amazon set a new revenue record as the total quarterly revenue clocked $72.4 billion, globally. A majority of that came from its North America segment, followed by International and AWS segments. The company witnessed a considerable 18% YoY growth in its North America revenue, bringing in $44,124 million ($44.1 billion).

Similarly, Amazon’s revenue from the International segment also increased 15.5% YoY to $20,829 million ($20.8 billion).

It is important to note that Amazon has been witnessed significant year-over-year growth in AWS (Amazon web services) since its launch. The AWS revenue in Q4 2018 increased to $7,430 million, from just $5,113 million during the year-ago period – representing a whopping 45.3% YoY growth.

About Amazon.com, Inc

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Amazon Quarterly Revenue from Products and Services

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The above graph represents Amazon quarterly revenue from products and services sold to customers, worldwide. Interestingly, more than half of Amazon’s total revenue in Q4 2019 came from its products. The company reported its highest-ever quarterly revenue from both, products and services offered to customers during the quarter. Amazon products revenue in Q4 2019 increased an appreciable 13.1% YoY to $50,542 million ($50.5 billion). On the other hand, Amazon services revenue in Q4 2019 increased over 33.3% YoY to $36,895 million ($36.9 billion).

Amazon Revenue from Products and Services: History

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SourceAmazon Quarterly ReportsSEC Filings
Graph ID404
NoteAmazon Fiscal Year – from January to December

One must note that in Q4 2018, Amazon quarterly revenue from products and services reached new heights, amounting to $44,700 million and $27,683 million, respectively. The company recorded nearly 8.17% YoY growth in its revenue from products and a whopping 44.73% YoY growth in its revenue from services offered to customers during the fourth quarter of 2018.

Amazon Revenue from Products

As the graph shows, Amazon generates comparatively higher revenue, from the sales of its products, in the fourth quarter than the first three quarters of any particular year.

In Q4 2011, the Washington-based retail giant posted a record $15,309 million ($15 billion) in revenue from its products, registering a whopping 87.8% of the company’s total revenue in the quarter. While the revenue from products in Q1, Q2 and Q3 quarter remained less than $10 billion.

Interestingly, in Q4 2015, Amazon’s quarterly revenue from products crossed the $25-billion milestone for the first time. The total products revenue increased from $23,102 million ($23.1 billion) in Q4 2014 to $26,618 million ($26.6 billion) in Q4 2015.

Amazon Revenue from Services

Similarly, Amazon’s revenue from its services business is comparatively higher in the fourth quarter than the first three quarters of any particular year.

Amazon’s quarterly revenue from services crossed $15-billion mark for the first time in Q4 2017. The company generated about $19,128 million (~$19 billion) in revenue from the services sold to its customers during the fourth quarter, with an astonishing 45.9% YoY growth.

About Amazon.com Inc: Additional Information

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) is an American multinational internet and e-commerce company, founded by Jeff Bezos and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. The company was initially incorporated on July 5, 1994, as Cadabra, Inc, and reincorporated on May 28, 1996, in the state of Delaware.

In July 1995, Amazon began its service as an online bookstore. However, later it started offering an array of products and services to the people around the world. Today, the online retail behemoth has got hands almost in every business related to tech, from retail e-commerce to cloud computing and IoT.

On May 15, 1997, Amazon completed its initial public offering (IPO) of 3,000,000 shares of its common stock, at a price of $18.00 per share.

Amazon’s major products and services include Amazon Web Services, Amazon Prime (February 2, 2005) Amazon Music ( September 25, 2007), Amazon Kindle ( November 19, 2007), Amazon Echo (November 6, 2014), Fire Phone (announced on June 18, 2014), etc.

In June 2013, Amazon finally launched its market place in India.

With $97 billion value, Amazon ranks 4th among the world’s most valuable brands 2019 by Forbes.


The above graph is a part of Dazeinfo GraphFarm – the most trusted source of hundreds of thousands of market graphs. Our team of researchers mines millions of data points every month to bring the most updated and validated set of data points representing the comprehensive view in a graphical format. From mobile to e-commerce, from Retail to healthcare, from startups to SMEs we have carefully designed thousands of graphs for those who value and understand the importance of data visualisation.

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Microsoft Bans Many Popular Technologies, And It’s No Less Than A Surprise!

It was recently reported by GeekWire that Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has prohibited its employees from the use of various popular workplace technologies. While the list is quite long, the most surprising ones among the banned apps/solutions are Slack, Google Docs and Amazon Web Services. Microsoft apparently has a list of technology that is prohibited and discouraged for usage. When asked about the same, neither Microsoft nor Slack had anything to comment. But one of the reasons for installing such prohibitions in the workplace seems evident – curbing the potential spread of sensitive information. Let us look at it in a little more detail.

Microsoft Bans Solutions: The list

As mentioned earlier, a lot of workplace technologies make the prohibited and discouraged technology list. But there is a difference between both the sections of the list. The list of technologies in the prohibited section is outright banned from usage. The most popular technology to make the prohibited section is Slack. But considering Microsoft’s rivalry with it, it is hardly a surprise. Popular grammar checking app Grammarly also makes to the prohibited list, understandably because it logs and documents every keystroke.

But on the other hand, there is no outright ban on the technologies in the banned list. As the name suggests, they are discouraged from use and require a ‘business justification’ should the need arise, according to GeekWire. The Amazon Web Services and Google Docs also make to the discouraging list. Another surprising inclusion in the banned list is GitHub. Considering the fact that Microsoft outright owns GitHub and its code repository, it had no need to discourage its use. Other popular technologies to make the prohibited list include Kaspersky Antivirus software.

The Reason Behind Microsoft Bans Slack, AWS, Google Docs

One of the reasons for Microsoft to take such a stand looks to be the protection of sensitive information. Any employees using these apps will only allow people from rival companies access to their work and information regarding it. Considering that almost all the technologies are from Microsoft’s direct rivals, this decision makes a lot more sense. On top of that, it’s not like Microsoft is replacing those technologies with anything less efficient. Slack is a direct competitor for its Microsoft Teams collaboration app, which has its security and compliance features as one of its selling points. Amazon Web Services directly competes with Microsoft’s tried and tested Azure cloud and Google Docs works in the same space as that of the popular Microsoft Office 365. Therefore, not only are they preventing competition from having a look-in at their work, but also promoting their own applications among their employees at the same time.

The Ban On Slack Is Surprising

What makes this ban interesting is Slack’s inclusion in it. It was only in April that Slack announced a series of integrations with Microsoft’s Office 365, albeit not working with the company directly and just its APIs on the same. Slack announced Microsoft as its ‘primary competitor’ in its IPO filing, because of Microsoft’s apps which work in the same space as their own.

The rivalry popularly began just around when Microsoft was about to launch its Teams collaboration technology. Slack took out a full-page ad ‘congratulating’ Microsoft for entering the technology space and cautioning them after with some ‘friendly advice’. Considering the rivalry, it was obvious for the popular workplace collaboration technology to stand out in Microsoft’s prohibited list. At a valuation exceeding $20 billion, Slack debuted at the NYSE on Thursday. Will they be able to carry this rivalry forward, let’s wait and watch.

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The Microsoft-Walmart Cloud Deal Comes As Digital Alliance Against Amazon!

The recent collaboration between the tech giant and the brick-and-mortar king comes amidst bells-and-whistles and is a shot across Amazon’s bow, as of now!

If recent reports are to be believed, Walmart and Microsoft are joining forces in the bruising battle against Amazon.

Under a five-year deal agreement, Walmart Inc. (NASDAQ:WMT) will boost its use of the cloud services from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) cloud services and knuckle down along with the tech firm on the implementation of AI and machine learning projects. Walmart will use Azure and Microsoft 365 across the company, along with new projects covering in-vogue techniques, using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and versatile data platforms. Accordingly, this partnership was focused on using artificial intelligence and other technology tools to enable cost optimization, expand operations and innovation.

A Thought-Through Dig At Amazon!

Apparently, The Bentonville Arkansas-based company plans at bolstering up its online presence and be more of a stumbling-block in the rapidly growing retail ambitions of their main rival, Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN).

In order to finish in front, Walmart is making Microsoft its preferred cloud provider, keeping Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in focus. The two companies – both rivals of Amazon – in this strategic partnership will be making use of ‘the full range of Microsoft’s cloud solutions’, if the retailer is to be quoted here.

A part of Walmart.com and Samsclub.com will be migrated to Azure, while Walmart and Microsoft engineers will collaborate on moving hundreds of existing applications to cloud-native architectures.

With Amazon as the prime target on the dartboard, it is interesting to look at this deal from where its rival can see. A few months back, it was reported that Walmart warned technology companies and vendors that if they ran apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS), they will be bidden farewell. And to state the known fact, AWS and Microsoft, are major rivals in the cloud infrastructure space.

While the tech partnership will benefit both companies, this report substantiates that there are firms which really want to give Amazon a hard time. For instance, Microsoft is working on rival Amazon Go technology for cashier-free stores. 

The Hot-Shot Digital Alliance!

This alliance comes into existence in order to “further accelerate Walmart’s digital transformation in retail”.

According to reports by The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella stated that their shared rivalry against Amazon is “absolutely core” to this alliance.

The duo, as of now, has specified few projects they plan to take up under the agreement, even if they don’t get to a mark of tallying with Amazon Go. Walmart will migrate some of its significant portions to Azure in order to provide a revamped window of the online shopping experience. If this wasn’t something to ring the cheer-bells, the retail giant will build a global IoT platform on Azure which will route thousands of trucks in its supply chain Apparently, this ally between Microsoft and Walmart will enable customers to use its product data to the best frame possible, and that too in ways which will respect and regard user’s data privacy.

Insights Into the Microsoft-Walmart Cloud Deal

Having steered clear of infrastructure and services from its core rival, Amazon, Walmart was stuck between Microsoft and Google’s public cloud offerings. Reportedly, other major retailers, like Kroger and Target, have also cut business ties from AWS servers.

Undoubtedly, this new deal will open resources for test ground, to test Microsoft’s bigger AI ambitions. Nonetheless, whatever stockpile this deal garners, or whether it makes a killing or not – most of the future-facing plans remain behind curtains as of now.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) Bank On AI to Add New Servers Everyday

The advent of Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology has helped companies to push the boundaries of their apps to a great extent. While most of the tech giants are leveraging on AI to make path-breaking solutions, Amazon Web Services (AWS) has employed AI technology to make their internal procurement process much more robust and effective.

In a recent interaction at Pacific Science Center’s 14th Annual Foundation of Science Breakfast, Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassay told that AWS is relying on AI to add the number of new servers required to meet the growing demand of cloud servers. He explained that artificial intelligence is playing a crucial role in anticipating the demand for its services. Not only it is helping AWS to meet the demand but also cutting down the cost of operations.

“One of the least understood aspects of AWS is that it’s a giant logistics challenge, it’s a really hard business to operate,” said Andy.

Considering the fact that adding servers is a time-consuming affair, by anticipating the accurate demand and keeping it deployed AWS is able to cater to direct consumers, partners and resellers.

Andy also told that, on daily basis, AWS is adding new servers to the network. This is clearly indicating at the scale AWS is growing.

The advancement in computing and exploded adoption of the Internet has spiked the demand for cloud servers. Companies are willing to keep their business on 24/7. Besides, their unprecedented interest in crunching accumulated data has created a demand for process specialised servers. Cloud-based Analytics Servers, Cache Servers etc. are high in demand.

The geographical demand for AWS is spreading across the world. The company is leaving no stone unturned to make the procurement process as easy as possible. Both, offline and online sales partners are selling AWS services, be it dedicated cloud server migration, reseller hosting, specialised cloud hosting or migrating & managing infrastructure on the cloud, round the clock. The AI-powered process help AWS to pick up signals its sales arm follow. Unlike consumer facing products, enterprise sales cycles are notoriously long and could end up straining the delivery mechanism.

Besides, tracking consumer behaviour on AWS has also helped the company understand the growing demand to a certain level.

“Most of the customers start slow with AWS, and then accelerate their usage as they see more benefits, which could lead to spikes in demand if they move faster than anticipated,” said Andy.

Therefore, Amazon uses a forecasting model powered with Machine Learning and artificial Intelligence that helps AWS to take capacity related decisions.

AWS is not only replying in AI for anticipating demand, it’s also leveraging on the technology to improve their support services. AI powered system is helping AWS to understand the maintain the capacity of components for its data centres, which are crucial during the time of any downtime.

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Amazon AWS vs Google Cloud Platform vs Microsoft Azure: Which Public Cloud Is Best for You?

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the titan of public cloud services, but Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are getting more competitive every day. According to Goldman Sach, spendings on Cloud Computing will grow at a 30% CAGR between 2013 and 2018 compared with 5% growth of overall enterprise IT. By 2018, 59% of total cloud workloads will be Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), up from 41% in 2013. 28% cloud workloads would be Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and 13% will be Platform-as-a-Service(PaaS). Let’s do a service-by-service comparison to determine which public cloud is right for your business.

Let’s do a service-by-service comparison to determine which public cloud is right for your business.

AWS: The Established Frontrunner

Amazon AWS organizes its services into four main categories: Compute, Databases, Networking, and Storage & Content Delivery. Amazon has its own Hadoop framework called EMR, and it also offers Kinesis, which can process real-time data streams. AWS offers managed NoSQL and relational database services, many third-party integrations, and a strong encryption platform. It also supports Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which Azure doesn’t, and its GovCloud provides instant regulatory compliance for government agencies.

According to Gartner, AWS has five times the capacity of the next 14 largest competitors combined. It has an easy-to-use dashboard that makes it simple to scale up and down depending on resource needs, and you can also enable services like CloudWatch that will scale your capacity on-demand. Amazon’s cloud also had the highest availability of all three candidates last year. In 2014, Amazon only had 23 outages, resulting in just 2.69 hours of downtime.

AWS tends to be the least expensive option if you’re willing to shave off some of the costs by purchasing reserved instances up front instead of only committing to hourly rates. AWS charges extra for optional tasks, like data movement, which can make billing and budgeting complicated, and it requires extensive cloud architecture knowledge to get started. Still, AWS offers a huge partner ecosystem and incomparable scalability. It also offers a 12-month free tier trial for small capacity users.

According to a latest report from Synergy Research, AWS has hit the five years high market share despite increasing competition from Microsoft, Google, IBM. The research that includes SaaS, IaaS and PaaS, claims that AWS has achieved 28% of total cloud market, followed by Microsoft (10%), IBM (7%), Google (5%), Salesforce (4%) and Rackspace (3%).

AWS market share

 

Google Cloud Platform: The Data Cruncher

Google Cloud Platform lags behind AWS in the number of services it offers, and it’s not as geographically widespread as AWS. Still, Google is investing in cloud computing, and its service offerings are ramping up quickly. GCP offers robust support for Hadoop, BigTable, and BigQuery — the database engines that it pioneered. It also has better Networking than AWS or Azure, with each instance living on its own network. Before you create an instance, you can set up strong server virtualization security tools, including firewalls, routers, and subnets.

GCP integrates nicely with Google App Engine, although AWS Beanstalk offers more capabilities in terms of supported programming languages. GCP also has instant auto-scaling for Google Compute Engine, and it’s not purchased as a separate service the way that CloudWatch is. Google doesn’t have as many offerings as AWS, but it’s consistently adding new services. Its Nearline cold storage service, designed to complete with Glacier, offers faster retrieval than Glacier for backups and other infrequently accessed information.

Finally, a big advantage for smaller companies: Google charges by the minute with a 10-minute usage minimum. AWS, which charges hourly rates, can end up being more costly and far more complicated. GCP’s downtime was significantly less than Azure’s, coming in at under five hours. It’s not as reliable as AWS, but it’s awfully close.

Azure: The Up-and-Comer

Microsoft Azure primarily targets PaaS customers, although its IaaS is expanding. If your company is interested in hybrid cloud services, Microsoft will soon offer Azure Stack for on-premises private clouds that integrate seamlessly with Azure’s public cloud. With Azure, developers worry only about maintaining their code. They don’t have to maintain their own VMs or worry about patches and security updates.

Sixty-four percent of those who use Azure say that they like it because of Microsoft’s relationships with its customers. If you’re heavily invested in other Microsoft offerings and applications, like Hyper-V or Office 365, Azure offers seamless integration for your applications. Also, any changes to Azure’s SLA are announced at least 90 days in advance. Although AWS has the better family of third-party apps, Azure is leveraging relationships with Microsoft partners to expand its own offerings.

Azure experienced significantly more downtime than AWS or Google Compute Engine last year at 50.74 hours. Despite these connectivity issues, Microsoft has thrown its weight behind Azure. For developers familiar with Windows, Azure’s interface is modern, familiar, and easy to use.

The Verdict

If you have a lot of cloud knowledge in-house, no public cloud can compare to the offerings of AWS. If you’re mostly in need of PaaS, you want seamless hybrid cloud, and you’re already using a lot of Microsoft services, go with Azure. If you’re a major data analyzer, Google’s data storage and analytics tools are simply fantastic.

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How About Owning Servers For A Year – Free Of Cost !

Yes, it may sound little strange or probably few of you mind think of this as another promotional trick or marketing act but, I am sorry folks, it’s none of it. You can very much own servers (yes multiple ones) of your choice for a year – without shelling out a single penny. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is trying to hook people by offering its EC2 free tier servers for an year.

The effort is all about making people experienced about the premium service offered by AWS and once user is satisfied with the yearlong relationship – as far as he limits himself under the freebies – then only he need to reach to his pocket.

Checkout below what is there you can grab free for a whole long year –

  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Linux Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of Amazon EC2 Microsoft Windows Server Micro Instance usage (613 MB of memory and 32-bit and 64-bit platform support) – enough hours to run continuously each month*
  • 750 hours of an Elastic Load Balancer plus 15 GB data processing*
  • 30 GB of Amazon Elastic Block Storage, plus 2 million I/Os and 1 GB of snapshot storage*
  • 5 GB of Amazon S3 standard storage, 20,000 Get Requests, and 2,000 Put Requests*
  • 100 MB of storage, 5 units of write capacity, and 10 units of read capacity for Amazon DynamoDB.**
  • 15 GB of bandwidth out aggregated across all AWS services*
  • 25 Amazon SimpleDB Machine Hours and 1 GB of Storage**
  • 100,000 Requests of Amazon Simple Queue Service**
  • 100,000 Requests, 100,000 HTTP notifications and 1,000 email notifications for Amazon Simple Notification Service**
  • 10 Amazon Cloudwatch metrics, 10 alarms, and 1,000,000 API requests**

Though, there are few fine lines (pay attention to ‘stars’ at the end of each line) but this is something which can be lived upon with.

Convinced! What to grab one? You can sign up here but before doing so, just a last one important note: The sign up process is not that traditional form filling act here. You need to surrender your credit card information – no charges, don’t you worry – followed by a telephonic verification call. And, if you are through with both, then you can have you server up and running in less than 60 minutes.

I know, many of you feel above signup process little upsetting but nothing in this world comes free and if its is – it demands some effort !