Is AWS Winning the Cloud Fight?

2017 re:Invent by the numbers 43,000+ people 60,000+ live stream registrations 1,300 technical sessions Hundreds of sponsors 4 hotel venues The 6th annual AWS re:invent conference just finished and, as always, it was a show full of announcements. AWS is still the undisputed heavyweight champion of the North American public cloud market, but that domination […]

Swimming at the Surface of the IT Ocean

Enterprise IT effectiveness relies on achieving as much capability as possible with the highest possible efficiency. But with the already rapid pace of innovation accelerating even more quickly, it is necessary to adapt as fast as possible when new technologies and tools surface. IT tools, techniques and features can be pictured as water flowing into […]

Amazon Announcements from AWS re:Invent 2016

We discuss new product releases, improvements, and announcements from AWS re:Invent 2016. It is clear Amazon still is the leading cloud provider and this year proved that they still know how to innovate and their lead has not made them sit still. This year they extended many services already in play from Amazon EC2 to […]

Data Integration Must Be Assumed, Far-reaching, and Systemic

At Amazon re:Invent, which was held at the beginning of the month in Las Vegas, Werner Vogels, Amazon’s Chief Technology Officer, outlined a vision for a modern data architecture that covered data ingestion and data governance. This vision included the announcement of Amazon Glue. While these services are additional tools in the shed, what struck […]