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Amazon Web Services jumps on Spark bandwagon

Growing competition for Spark services should help it take off on larger scale

How green is Amazon’s cloud?

Greenpeace report gives Google a grade of B for energy efficiency, while AWS got a D

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Alibaba expands cloud to U.S. to challenge Amazon, AWS

Alibaba and Amazon each dominate the ecommerce markets of their respective countries, now the cloud computing divisions of each of these behemoths are going head to head as well.

Amazon's Go SDK one step closer with preview release

SDK makes it easier for developers to integrate Go apps with Amazon's cloud-based storage, database, and messaging services

A horse race, with one horse pulling away from the rest.

Gartner shows two-horse race in IaaS cloud: AWS and Microsoft Azure

Gartner research released its public IaaS cloud magic quadrant.

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Google one-downs Amazon with new cloud price cuts

With lower pricing and a new instance type, Google is determined to match its cloud pricing to the progress of Moore's Law

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OpenStack can't carry the private cloud without AWS

OpenStack is flying high in the private cloud, but success may ultimately depend on Amazon's support

Amazon buys ClusterK, a firm that helps users buy cloud capacity cheap

ClusterK helps companies use AWS spot instances for mission-critical applications

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Function junction: An introduction to AWS Lambda

Stateless, event-driven, and message-oriented, Lambda is a new kind of service for new kinds of applications

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Amazon throws down the gauntlet with detailed AWS earnings

By breaking out details about sales and expenses of its cloud business, Amazon is daring other cloud kingpins to do the same

Amazon says its cloud is 'a $5 billion business'

AWS generated $1.57 billion for Amazon in the first three months of 2015, nearly 7 percent of Amazon's total revenue

Amazon and Microsoft take aim at new workloads with souped-up cloud services

Better performance is promised for applications that need fast GPUs or storage

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Amazon dumbs down machine learning for the rest of us

The Amazon Machine Learning service offers an easy way to do basic types of data analysis, but what makes it easy also makes it limited

AWS drops prices -- and barriers -- to cloud adoption

Everyone wants high performance at low prices, and you'll buy from the public cloud providers that offer both

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The cloud is full of zombies, but that's OK

Zombie VMs comprise half the public cloud, which enterprise IT needs to embrace -- that's where the best new stuff is being built

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Microsoft Azure is giving Amazon a run for its cloud money

Microsoft poses a serious challenge to AWS cloud dominance -- and that’s good for enterprise IT

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Google whips up PerfKit tools to make cloud benchmarking easier

Assessing cloud performance is less of a struggle with PerfKit Benchmarker and Explorer's slew of open source benchmarks

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Amazon rolls out Config to manage cloud resources

AWS Config records and tracks changes made to EC2 setups, with ample room for both Amazon and third parties to monetize results

Amazon offers troubleshooting tool to Web services users

For a couple of dollars per month, Amazon adds better tracking of configuration changes

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