S3: All content tagged as S3 in NoSQL databases and polyglot persistence
Over the weekend, Christopher Mims has published an article in which he derives a figure for Amazon Web Services’s annual revenue: $2.4 billions:
Amazon is famously reticent about sales figures, dribbling out clues without revealing actual numbers. But it appears the company has left enough hints to, finally, discern how much revenue it makes on its cloud computing business, known as Amazon Web Services, which provides the backbone for a growing portion of the internet: about $2.4 billion a year.
There’s no way to decompose this number into the revenue of each AWS solution. For the data space I’d be interested into:
S3 revenues. This is the space Basho’s Riak CS competes into.
After writing my first post about Riak CS, I’ve learned that in Japan, the same place where Riak CS is run by Yahoo! new cloud storage, Gemini Mobile Technologies has been offering to local ISPs a similar S3-service built on top of Cassandra.
Redshift is pretty new and while I’m not aware of immediate competitors (what am I missing?), I don’t think it accounts for a significant part of this revenue. Even if some of the early users, like AirBnb, report getting very good performance and costs from it.
Redshift is powered by ParAccell, which, over the weekend, has been acquired by Actian.
Amazon Elastic MapReduce. This is another interesting space from which Microsoft wants a share with its Azure HDInsight developed in collaboration with Hortonworks.
Interestingly Amazon is making money also from some of the competitors of its Amazon Dynamo and RDS services. The advantage of owning the infrastructure.
Original title and link: Amazon Web Services Annual Revenue Estimation ( ©myNoSQL)
Coverage of the announcement of a new product from Basho: Riak CS: a multi-tenant, distributed, S3-compatible cloud storage platform:
- Klint Finley got the scoop: NoSQL Company Basho Unveils New Cloud Storage Software
- PR announcement
- Barb Darrow for GigaOm: Basho arms would-be Amazon killers with AWS-compatible storage
- Sudheer Raju for Tools Journal: Riak CS From Basho Enables Enterprise Cloud Storage
- Joe Brockmeier for RWW: Cloud Storage Competition Heats Up With RiakCS
- Liam Eagle for thewhir: Basho Launches Riak CS Cloud Storage Platform, Aims at Service Providers
My notes about Riak CS will follow shortly.
Original title and link: Basho Announces Riak-Based Multi-Tenant, Distributed, S3-Compatible Cloud Storage Platform ( ©myNoSQL)