March, 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has a diverse cloud services portfolio that can be used to develop a wide range of IoT applications. Thanks to a customer driven market understanding and a high speed of innovation deriving from the public cloud market, AWS is also top-notch in the market for IoT backend providers. Currently AWS is regarded as the company with the most attractive IoT backend portfolio.

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March, 2016

This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Amazon Web Services IoT Platform. This analysis provides a company and product overview, including a focus on the technology elements and security aspects of the AWS IoT platform and reviews key potential success factors, differentiators, and go-to-market strategies. The analysis concludes that AWS IoT ”deserves attention because it has brought to the market a number of meaningful differentiators and advances in security features that are fundamental to reliable and secure IoT deployments.”

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February, 2016

Ongoing developments in cloud computing are rapidly moving the promise of achieving business value from Big Data into a reality. In this report, 451 Research takes an in-depth look across multiple organizations to analyze and articulate the benefits of deploying Big Data solutions with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The research covers organizations from multiple industries and areas of specialization. The findings concluded that AWS played a critical role in helping customers gain efficiencies and economic benefits while maintaining performance and scalability; and identified five fundamental ways that the combination of cloud computing and big-data analytics are delivering business value.

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December 7, 2015

Forrester Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category of the Forrester Wave Enterprise Data Warehouse, Q4 2015. Forrester identified the 10 most significant enterprise data warehouse software and services providers and researched, analyzed, and scored them. Amazon Redshift is a leader in the report and Forrester writes that a key differentiator for AWS is its scalable columnar data store, tight integration with Amazon EC2 and S3 platforms, advanced compression, integrated security, scale, and high performance.

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November 2015

IDC rates Amazon Web Services as a leader in the  IDC MarketScape: Canadian Hybrid Cloud Services 2015 Vendor Assessment. “AWS is synonymous with cloud computing. AWS popularized the scalable pay-as-you-go model that has become the foundation of as-a-service technologies. Since its beginning, AWS has been an innovator, the first to introduce new solutions and industrywide price reductions. AWS is clearly the largest public IaaS provider globally and in Canada.”

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November 2015

IDC rates Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category of the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Public Deployment-Centric Cloud Application Platform 2015 Vendor Assessment. IDC identified the  most significant PaaS  providers and researched, analyzed, and scored them. IDC writes that “AWS has a good track record of rapid delivery of new and innovative services while the positive characteristics of the platform include self-service features and granular service pricing with extensive monitoring possible. Partners like the ease of use of the overall AWS services.”

 

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October 26, 2015

Public cloud IaaS is of growing interest to organizations of all sizes. In the early years of the market, it was used primarily for application development and testing, for batch computing and for new applications designed with cloud-native architectures. It is now commonly used for mainstream business applications as well, including mission-critical enterprise applications. This Gartner report compares 15 public cloud IaaS services against eight critical capabilities in four use cases. Amazon Web Services receives a 4.81/5 for Application Development Use Case, 4.81/5 for Batch Computing Use Case, 4.84/5 for Cloud-Native Applications Use Case, and 4.53/5 for General Business Applications Use Case.

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October 15, 2015

Learn more about Amazon QuickSight in this new Gartner report.

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October 12, 2015

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant Operational Database Management Systems. Gartner defines leaders as those that generally demonstrate the most support for a broad range of operational applications, based on support for a wide range of data types and multiple use cases. These vendors demonstrate consistent customer satisfaction and strong customer support.

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September 2015

This report examines Transport for London (TfL)’s use of Amazon Web Services – both to improve the agility and responsiveness of its own digital services, and to establish a third-party developer ecosystem (primarily tech start-ups) that can leverage its openly-licensed travel data stream to build their own travel planning applications for Londoners.

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September 22, 2015

According to Gartner Research, CIOs and CISOs need to stop obsessing over unsubstantiated cloud security worries, and instead apply their imagination and energy to developing new approaches to cloud control, allowing them to securely, compliantly and reliably leverage the benefits of this increasingly ubiquitous computing model.

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July, 2015

Norwegian media giant Schibsted switched 3.5 million registered users to the AWS cloud for single sign-on and payment purposes in just one night in October and one night in December (in Sweden and then in Norway, respectively). In addition, their engineers are using AWS' PaaS and IaaS for application and infrastructure development, and more developments are likely to come. It describes its experience with AWS as "magnificent."

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August 3, 2015

Learn more about Amazon RDS for Aurora.

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June 25, 2015

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Storage Services. Gartner defines leaders as offering innovative storage offerings built on a hardened platform, with global data centers and established credibility as a business.

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May 2015

AWS commissioned IDC to interview 11 organizations that deployed applications on AWS. IDC set out to understand the long-term economic implications of moving workloads onto Amazon cloud infrastructure services, the impact of moving applications on developer productivity and business agility, and the new opportunities that businesses could address by moving resources onto AWS. IDC discovered that the five-year total cost of ownership (TCO) of developing, deploying, and managing critical applications in AWS delivered a 64.3% savings when compared with deploying the same resources on-premises or in hosted environments. The findings also showed a 560% ROI over five years and 81.7% less downtime.

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May 2015

Gartner Research positions Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Quadrant of the new Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide (May 2015). Cloud IaaS, in the context of this Magic Quadrant, is defined as "a standardized, highly automated offering, where compute resources, complemented by storage and networking capabilities, are owned by a service provider and offered to the customer on demand."

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March 2015

The Kuppinger & Cole IaaS Leadership Compass report provides an overview and analysis of the market for Infrastructure as a Service by security-focused analyst firm KuppingerCole. AWS is the overall Leader and is a leader in the 3 out of 3 rating categories (Product Leader, Market Leader, and Innovation Leader). Kuppinger & Cole is based in Germany and focuses on security and identity access topics.

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February 2015

IDC rates Amazon Web Services in the Leaders Category in the IDC MarketScape: Canadian Public laaS 2015 Vendor Assessment. “Founded in 2006, AWS is the pacesetter in cloud computing, popularizing the scalable, pay-as-you-go model that has become the foundation of as-a-service technologies. AWS' sole focus is cloud, and this single-mindedness and culture of innovation in service and scale has served the company well. IDC estimated that AWS' 2014 global revenue is four times the size of its nearest competitor. This rule holds true in the Canadian public IaaS marketplace as well.”

 

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December 2014

IDC’s 2014 EMEA Government IaaS Providers MarketScape evaluates leading cloud providers based on Portfolio, Strategy, Security and Go-To-Market criteria. The research analyzes the capabilities that global and EMEA-based providers offer and those that they plan to develop as part of their road maps. As a result of this study, AWS is rated as a leader in IDC’s two categories for success: Capabilities and Strategies.

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December 29, 2014

In increasing numbers, enterprises are adding public clouds to their technology portfolios. According to Forrester, adoption of public clouds by enterprises will cross over the 36% mark this year. In Forrester’s 19-criteria evaluation of public cloud vendors, Forrester identified the 16 most significant public cloud platform providers for large enterprises. AWS was a leader across three of the four segments. Forrester writes that AWS is the best fit for the DevOps pro segment, but scores high for all segments.

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November 18, 2014

This Forrester Wave evaluates four of the leading public clouds along 15 key security criteria and details the findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other, to help S&R professionals select the right public cloud partner with the best options for security controls and overall security capabilities. AWS leads the pack and demonstrated not only a broad set of security capabilities in data center security, certifications, and network security, but also excelled in customer satisfaction, security services partnerships, and a large installed base.

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October 17, 2014

To examine the 'real world' cost of cloud over time, 451 Research created a Cloud Price Index (CPI). Like a consumer price index, the Cloud Price Index is made up of a basket of goods, but in this case it is a specification of the services required to operate a typical Web server application. 

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March 2014

This Nucleus Research study compares the reliability of cloud infrastructure and the availability of applications running in the cloud directly to running workloads on-premises. Nucleus surveyed 198 AWS customers that reported moving existing workloads from on-premises to AWS. The analysts found customers were able to reduce unplanned downtime by 32 percent and reduce planned downtime by 29 percent.

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February 2013

VMS AG leveraged its industry-leading intelligence to develop a detailed cost analysis of running small and large SAP ERP systems on AWS using the best practices of more than 2,850 SAP environments. The research discovered that running SAP applications on AWS provides infrastructure savings of up to 71% compared to running it on-premises.

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August 2012

This whitepaper, sponsored by AWS, highlights two customers (Twitpic and PBS) that use Amazon CloudFront to deliver their content. The paper provides comparative performance data that shows that Amazon CloudFront is fastest among top CDNs in several latency tests and beats the average latency of other top CDNs in all tests. The paper also presents results of tests run on the Amazon.com site (which runs performance testing on several top CDNs) that shows Amazon CloudFront performance is on average 7 percent faster than the next closest CDN and 51 percent faster than the third CDN tested illustrating why the vast majority of traffic on the Amazon.com site is currently served by Amazon CloudFront.

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January 2012

This paper authored by Enterprise Strategy Group outlines the problems organizations face when implementing disaster recovery, describes how the cloud changes the game, and provides insight into a suite of components from Amazon Web Services (AWS) that make DR in the cloud simple and cost-efficient.

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November 2011

In this report, 451 Research writes that disaster recovery (DR) in the cloud is rapidly gaining mainstream legitimacy and has even seen some adoption by enterprises, as overall mistrust of cloud infrastructure ebbs. Advances in networking sophistication by services like AWS and increasing virtualization within the enterprise contribute.

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August 2011

This document will break down the cost differences by modeling a common workload — file storage — built and deployed traditionally versus consumed through the public cloud. Forrester’s models reveal a significant cost difference, with the cloud-based model coming in 74% less expensive than Infrastructure & Operations running it in-house.

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