The @awscloud marketing page isn't up yet, but the user guide speaks a lot about things that FinServ doesn't care nearly so much about (ETL and data lake issues) as they do other things (supporting insecure FTP from their partners for transaction data runs nightly).
This is a fascinating release, just because it focuses so clearly on a specific industry segment (a vast and lucrative one, to be sure; if you haven't worked in this space you'd be forgiven for underestimating it).
This is very clearly targeted to some customers, not the rest.
Will the powerpoint slides feature a new template?
Will analysts remember that Amazon has a Cloud division?
Stay tuned for another episode of "As The Cloud Yearns"
(Periodic reminder that the single stock I own outside of an index fund is six shares of $AMZN that I've held for years. Not for any hope of financial gain, but because one glorious day I will shitpost via shareholder resolution.)
AWS earnings beat estimates at $13.5B for 2021 Q1 because nobody listens to me and turns their EC2 instances off when they're done with them.
So I make fun of @IBM a lot, but an awful lot of that is based on my perception of them as an *institution*.
They're eternal, for all practical purposes; it feels like making fun of a mountain. What's the mountain care?
But they've done a lot of neat stuff.
I talk about being a terrible employee, but probably the best job I ever had was @TaosTech.
IBM acquired them recently, and the folks I know are happy as clams.
One of our great consulting clients was @InstanaHQ; those folks are *SHARP*.
IBM acquired them. I have heard no wailing or gnashing of teeth.
If we go back in time three years, @SpotifyEng committed to spending $150 million a year on @GoogleCloud (assuming flatline / no growth. HAH!).
This report doesn't really highlight the stupendous scale of Spotify's cloud environment, so without further context I worry that it's going to be something that Twitter for Pets tries to adopt in its three person engineering team.
In an effort to broaden my mass-market appeal, I will attempt to livetweet today's #AppleEvent in this thread in something approaching my usual keynote livetweet style.
My tweet threads are to "shitposting" as Macbooks are to "laptops;" both involve garbage and the keyboard.
The best #AppleEvent streaming experience is on Apple devices using Safari. Other browsers "may be able to access the stream" but I've seen enough of these to recognize a "go fuck yourself" when I see one.
The "Audio descriptions" are hilarious. It's trying to explain what's happening. "A blue line swoops in from the top right and then the lower left, then swoops up back to the left. A thick yellow line moves up from the left and become slight green."
We work together at a company with 135K other people. For some reason, they've asked me to write this instead of people who are directly familiar with the quality of their work.
Fear not! I've conducted diligence and searched news.google.com to validate that they're not publicly accused of atrocities. I've also punched their name into Twitter's search and found nothing notable there either.