Amazon’s end-consumer operation, which includes Amazon Prime subscription service, Alexa personal assistant, and Kindle eBook reader, has swapped all of its Oracle databases for Amazon Web Services.
In all, the migration amounted to 75 petabytes of data, stored in 7,500 Oracle databases, reports the company in a post.
According to Amazon, the migration was done with little or no downtime and resulted in a cost reduction of 60%, with a 40% reduction in latency time.
“Over the years, we noticed that we were spending too much time managing and scaling thousands of legacy Oracle databases,” summarizes AWS chief evangelist Jeff Barr.
Consumer-side movement on Amazon is not isolated. Amazon Fulfilment, Amazon’s third-party product delivery logistics arm, shut down its latest Oracle database in April, with a party to Twitter video.
Last year, the boss of AWS, Amazon’s cloud company, said Amazon Retail, which sells Amazon’s inventory products, had already shut down Oracle’s latest data warehouse.
Who knows how many different arms Amazon has, but the fact is the plan, leaked by the press, is to zero Oracle’s database and technology usage by the end of 2020.
At the time Oracle countered by stating that Amazon had made a $60 million purchase the previous year.
Amazon’s database migrations are part of a much larger fight between the two companies that has been going on for years, ranging from joking keynotes to a court fight over a $10 billion Pentagon deal that has recently come to a head. President Donald Trump’s desk.
More recently, it was proven that Oracle was funding media campaigns against Amazon through a shell move.
Amazon probably used Oracle databases long before AWS became the powerhouse it is today.
In addition to cloud competition, AWS launched in 2014 the relational database Aurora, which has already featured customers such as Expedia, GE and Verizon.
In November last year, Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, decided to tease Oracle chairman Larry Ellison during the opening keynote of the AWS World Conference.
Jassy showed a pie chart showing the market shares of different players in the cloud market. Elisson appears looking at the participation of Oracle, which is in the category “others”.
According to data cited by Jassy, which beats the average search, AWS has 51.8% of the public cloud market, followed by far by Microsoft with 13.3%, Alibaba with 4.6% and Google with 3.3%.