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Ever aggressive with its pricing, Amazon Web Services (AMZN) has added its Relational Database...

Ever aggressive with its pricing, Amazon Web Services (AMZN) has added its Relational Database Service to the list of services it offers for free for a year (subject to moderate usage limits). It might not be a coincidence Amazon's move comes shortly after Oracle (ORCL) announced a cloud infrastructure solution that includes a revamped, cloud-friendly Oracle database.
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  • sheeple2012
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    does Oracle deliver fresh tomatoes and $3 books too? clearly they need to round out their business plan
    2 Oct 2012, 05:44 PM Reply Like
  • HarryWanger
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    "Ever aggressive with its pricing, Amazon Web Services (AMZN) has added its Relational Database Service to the list of services it offer for free for a year.."

     

    -Now THAT'S an understatement! Do they ever really sell anything??
    2 Oct 2012, 07:26 PM Reply Like
  • morrisdev
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    It's going to take a while before anyone goes with Oracle. Amzn has been actually hosting and managing these cloud based systems for years. Their business model is designed to help programmers integrate their applications directly into the back-end of Oracle.

     

    Oracle just writes the application. It's like Boeing starting an airline. There's more to it than just having some planes.

     

    Microsoft Azure is the only real competition to Amazon RDS that I've seen (and used with several clients). The only reason they stay in business is because they have massive support services for it. Still, it's my second choice when setting up new clients.
    2 Oct 2012, 10:03 PM Reply Like
  • Paulo Santos
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    What RDS is AMZN offering here, Oracle? Well, if it's Oracle, then the free year sure won't come cheap for AMZN.
    3 Oct 2012, 09:36 AM Reply Like
  • SA Editor Eric Jhonsa
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    The article says they're currently offering SQL Server and MySQL, but also plan to add Oracle.
    3 Oct 2012, 09:52 AM Reply Like
  • Paulo Santos
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    I'd still expect them to incur some nice costs with SQL Server and Oracle when they offer it for free. For sure neither MSFT nor ORCL will let them have it for free.
    3 Oct 2012, 09:57 AM Reply Like
  • Michael428
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    A lot of investors put a halo around Jeff Bezos' head and assume ever venture he gets into is done with a magic wand.

     

    I, like many, have read Bezos' resume and it is quite impressive. But the question is when does ego trump genius.

     

    I do not understand why he keeps getting into new space vs. companies with much deeper pockets. The deeper pockets, like Germany's tanks vs. Polish horses in 1939, in my view are a huge asset.
    3 Oct 2012, 10:52 AM Reply Like
  • DanoX
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    More losses and low margins, no problem. We will get it back next year.
    4 Oct 2012, 05:56 PM Reply Like
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