Does automation affect Amazon Web Services jobs

Cloud computing

The leading provider of public cloud services that users can order and implement using the self-service method is called Amazon Web Services (AWS). According to information from Rightscale, a provider of management and analysis software for cloud environments, around 59 percent of companies used cloud services that ran on the AWS platform in 2017. Another 18 percent are experimenting with such services and nine percent plan to use Amazon's cloud platform.

For comparison: According to Rightscale, 43 percent of companies use Microsoft Azure; around 22 percent carry out tests with the platform. Well behind AWS and Azure are Google (15 percent market share) and IBM (10 percent). However, AWS was able to "only" increase its market share by three percent between 2016 and 2017. Azure, on the other hand, posted an increase of 17 percent.

One reason for the high values ​​is that in addition to public cloud services in the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) area, AWS provides a wide range of tools for customers who want to develop, test and deploy applications using the AWS platform, keyword platform -as-a-service. This includes DevOp tools and services to develop mobile services. AWS also offers data warehouses, Hadoop clusters and databases.

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AWS is a bubbling source of money for Amazon

For the parent company Amazon, AWS has now developed into a solid source of income. In the first half of fiscal 2017, AWS had revenues of approximately $ 7.8 billion and EBITDA of $ 1.8 billion. The parent company Amazon came in the same period on an operating profit of 1.6 billion dollars, but with a significantly higher turnover of 73.6 billion dollars.

It is therefore not surprising that AWS now plays a central role for the group. This also has to do with the fact that management wants to present analysts and shareholders with a division of the company that generates high profit margins. Because in the past few months the criticism of the moderate profitability of the entire company has grown. However, this also means that AWS "has to deliver" in the future as well, that is, to achieve the highest possible profits.