"And analysts believe the pace is picking up across the handful of big tech companies providing cloud services. “Two years ago, public clouds were maybe 2 percent of all computing workloads,” said Lydia Leong, a senior analyst at Gartner. “Now they are more than 10 percent. By 2018, it will be more than 50 percent.”Amazon Moves to Extend Cloud-Computing Dominance - NYTimes.com
In addition to parading mainstream companies across the stage at its conference, Amazon released a type of database aimed straight at the core business of Oracle, the world’s largest database company. Oracle declined to comment on Amazon Web Services."
Monday, November 17, 2014
Amazon Moves to Extend Cloud-Computing Dominance - NYTimes.com
Excerpt from an AWS (and overall cloud market dynamics) snapshot