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Among the flurry of announcements at Amazon’s recently concluded re:Invent conference were a series of new database and analytics offerings that put the cloud giant on a head-on competitive collision course with Oracle.


  • Discusses Amazon's database-related announcements from 2016 re:Invent annual conference.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes how Amazon's database strategy is placing it on a collision course with Oracle.
  • Discusses related product introductions for query and analytics with Athena (direct query against S3) and Glue, a new ETL and data cataloging service.
  • Discusses why Amazon is adding the capability to perform Lambda serverless computing on premises to help customers pre-process data before moving it to the AWS cloud.

Key questions answered

  • How does PotgreSQL on Amazon Aurora compare to the Oracle database?
  • What is the significance of Amazon adding the ability to query data from S3 directly?

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  • Summary
  • Pursuing Oracle
  • New query, analytics, and data integration capabilities
  • Delivering the data from the edge


  • Further reading
  • Author

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