Thursday, January 28, 2016

Amazon Web Services Hits Q4 Sales of $2.4 Billion, up 69% YoY

In its Q4 2015 financial report, Amazon reported that quarterly sales for AWS reached $2.415 billion, up 69% over the same period a year ago.  Operating income for AWS reached $687 million, up 161% with f/x adjusted.

Significantly, AWS announced 722 significant new services and features in 2015, a 40% increase over 2014. The company also highlighted the recent launch of AWS IoT, a managed cloud platform for connected devices, and AWS Certificate Manager (ACM), a new service that enables customers to provision, manage, and deploy Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) certificates for use with AWS services.

AWS Hits Q3 Sales of $2.1 Billion, up 78% YoY

In its quarterly financial report, noted net sales of $2.085 billion for AWS, up from $1.169 billion for the same period last year -- a rise of 78.4%.

At its recent, re:Invent customer and partner conference, AWS attracted more than 19,000 attendees and 38,000 streaming participants. Some of the highlights of the event included a partnership with Accenture, a new Amazon QuickSight cloud-powered business intelligence (BI) service, the launch of AWS Snowball (a petabyte-scale data transport appliance for securely transfering 50 TB of data into the AWS cloud), new database tools and services that make it easier for enterprises to bring databases to AWS, and the launch of a managed cloud platform for IoT.