"Code named Space Needle, the new analytics service could help Amazon lock in AWS customers more tightly by housing more of their data on the platform. It would also broaden the cloud-computing division’s target users, typically information-technology workers, to include nontechnical employees, such as business managers.Amazon Web Services to Add Analytics - WSJ
The service is expected to include a faster method for transferring or copying data to AWS. In cases where the amount of data to be moved would take a prohibitive amount of time to move over the Internet, Amazon would supply a storage device that customers could send back filled with data. The Seattle-based company expects to charge a monthly subscription fee."
Monday, October 05, 2015
Amazon Web Services to Add Analytics - WSJ
It'll be interesting to see how "Space Needle" compares with Microsoft Power BI and the full Cortana Analytics Suite