- On Tuesday at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy made a jab at IBM and Oracle.
- Jassy presented a slide of a moving truck with Amazon Prime boxes inside, while a box labelled “Oracle” and an IBM mainframe were left behind in the driveway of the house.
- Jassy compared this to updating applications to the cloud and moving away from legacy data centres and mainframes.
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At Amazon’s mega-cloud conference on Tuesday, Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy made a jab at rivals IBM and Oracle.
For years, AWS has been helping its customers move from their legacy data centres to Amazon’s cloud. At the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, Jassy spoke about updating these applications as he presented a slide showing a moving truck in front of a house. The moving truck was filled with several Amazon Prime boxes.
Meanwhile, in the driveway in front of the house, there were several boxes and objects left behind – including a box labelled with Oracle’s logo and an IBM mainframe.
“When you’re going to move, you have to decide what will you bring and what will you leave behind,” Jassy said onstage.
Modernizing your application – "When you going to move, you have to decide what will you bring and what will you leave behind"
It's like moving homes. Oh there are mainframes, audit notices, price increases! – Annual jab ;) pic.twitter.com/TfDjnCk5rM
— Arun Gupta (@arungupta) December 3, 2019
Jassy said that this is what companies have been asking about their on-premise data centres for years. He also said that many companies today still use mainframe computers, but “people don’t want to use mainframes.”
“Companies are trying to move as quickly as they can away from mainframe,” Jassy said.
Last quarter, AWS reported that its business generated $US9 billion in revenue. On Monday at the conference, AWS announced its first quantum computing service called Amazon Braket, jumping into the quantum computing industry where IBM, as well as Microsoft, Intel, and Google are already building computers.
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