Comprehensive Software Reviews to make better IT decisions
AWS Summit Toronto Opens With Jabs at Oracle and Microsoft
In the opening keynote address of AWS Summit Toronto in Oct 2019, Burgin didn't mince words in his criticism of other technology vendors:
"Oracle and Microsoft are expensive. They have high lock-in. We don't think they are customer-focused. They're erratic ‒ they'll make decisions overnight based on their own interests, to the detriment of their customers. I would insert a joke here. But we know that databases are serious business at AWS. And this is not Oracle World.”
Amazon has frequently touted itself as the world's most customer-centric company, and AWS has often seemed to follow along those lines, continually expanding its range of services and capabilities based on its customers' needs.
It's fair to agree with Burgin that AWS is likely more customer-centric than Oracle or Microsoft. But will AWS users end up any less locked-in once they're running 90% of their workloads using the AWS cloud secret sauce, as Burgin claimed was the firm’s future vision?
Sure, you can get your data out of the cloud any time you want. But if you've built your application architectures using the fantastic platforms that AWS provides, including serverless components such as Amazon Aurora, S3, and AWS Lambda, what are you going to do with that data?
You certainly can't run anything in production that relies on calling AWS services through APIs. You have a big brick of data, but your business can't run a thing. This is like a bank's customer having all their account information but being unable to process any transactions.
AWS certainly offers a great range of customer-centric services that solve real problems. But the more that users take advantage of the excellent value that the AWS cloud provides through its various platforms, the more they're locked-in because they've become fundamentally incapable of running their workloads anywhere else.
Want to Know More?
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will suffer a slow death as applications evolve to run on cloud platforms. The IaaS/PaaS/SaaS model of cloud services will die with it.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added a new discount model to give customers a quicker on-ramp to savings while locking them into multiple-year term agreements. The latest discount plans are based on annual or multiple-year spend commitments on the AWS platform.
It is no surprise that this year’s OpenWorld conference continued to focus on Oracle’s cloud efforts. We dive in to discover if Oracle is doing enough to catch up to the competition of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and Office clouds, and Google’s GCP.
Oracle is aiming to make it extremely easy to shift your VMware workloads to the Oracle Cloud. In addition, it will provide you the capability to choose where your data will reside. This is an important feature for organizations concerned about data sovereignty.
The University of British Columbia is partnering with Amazon Web Services to build a cloud innovation center.
At the AWS Summit in Toronto on October 3, 2019, Amazon Web Services announced a third availability zone (AZ) for Canada Central, to be launched in 2020. A third AZ will provide increased reliability and improved DR capabilities for AWS customers who wish to keep their data in Canada.
Should Google’s parent, Alphabet, buy Nutanix? If analysts at forecasting software vendor Trefis have their way, the search giant should be signing the check.
Amazon has unveiled its Quantum Ledger Database service. This service threatens vendors who build bespoke blockchain solutions without peer-to-peer functionality.
AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) breaks new ground in infrastructure as code. Info-Tech expects infra-as-code tooling to continue to grow more sophisticated.