Top AWS Stats You Should Know About in 2023
The name “Amazon” needs no introduction. Founded by Jeff Bezos in 1994, Amazon officially began as an online bookseller and has grown into the global e-commerce behemoth it is today.
Amazon is often almost synonymous with online shopping. At a time when people around the world are changing their shopping activities to online, it’s one of the first places we stop to look for everything from homewares to the latest tech gadgets.
But Amazon doesn’t just dominate the e-commerce landscape. The company has expanded into various sectors, including cloud computing, which currently holds the lion’s share of the global cloud market. For the uninitiated, the term “Cloud Computing” refers to a remote version of an on-premises data center. It allows users to remotely access computing resources such as software, networks, databases, servers, and storage from any geographic area around the world via the Internet.
The Rise of Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) was quietly launched in 2002 and within a short period of time, it became the most significant single player in Cloud Computing. Although a well-known name to software developers, AWS emerged on a mainstream basis once its finances were separated from those of parent Amazon.com. Even in 2022, AWS provided the majority of Amazon’s operating income.
AWS By The Numbers
To understand the true scale of AWS, you need to look at these numbers:
1. AWS has more than 1 million active users in 190 countries.
2. AWS has 5x more deployed cloud infrastructure than their next 14 competitors combined.
3. AWS is adding as much infrastructure every day as it was running 7 years ago.
4. Amazon S3 is designed to provide 99.999999999% resiliency and scale to over trillions of objects worldwide.
5. AWS Partner Netflix, accounts for up to one-third of peak Internet traffic.
6. AWS accounts for 41.5% of the public cloud market, larger than Microsoft, Google, Rackspace, and IBM combined.
AWS Statistics and Facts
Here is a list of some of the most interesting AWS facts and statistics:
1. Total Number of AWS Users
Amazon Web Services has more than 1 million active users. According to various consulting firms, enterprise-scale customers make up about 10 percent of AWS users, with the rest being small and medium-sized businesses.
2. AWS Services
AWS offers 200+ fully functional services through a dynamic ecosystem that enables users to deploy application workloads with millisecond latency with a single click.
3. AWS Partner Network
Most Fortune 500 companies and more than 90 percent of Fortune 100 organizations use APN (AWS Partner Network) to develop services and solutions for customers. Some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Facebook, Netflix, Adobe, and BBC, rely on it to support their cutting-edge projects.
4. AWS Marketplace
AWS Marketplace offers a digital catalog of more than 7,000 data products and software listings. Marketplace allows data providers and sellers to manage relevant data products and third-party software by embedding a digital catalog into web services.
5. AWS is the #1 Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) player
According to Gartner Inc, a leading global consulting and research firm, Amazon Web Services continues to dominate the global Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) space with a 45 percent market share. Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, and Tencent ranked second, third, fourth, and fifth respectively.
6. AWS Prices Keep Falling
AWS has reduced prices a total of 107 times since it was launched in 2006. Such regular price cuts on all their services have been a standard way for AWS to pass on the economic efficiencies gained from their scale back to our customers. And yet AWS generated a whopping $62 billion in revenue for parent Amazon in FY 2021-22.
7. Cost-Optimized Serverless Architecture
Multi-channel and multi-platform media group Asianet News Media & Entertainment Pvt., Ltd. was able to reduce its operational expenses by 50 percent using AWS Lambda’s subsecond measurement model.
8. A Wide Range of Databases
Amazon Web Services offers a wide variety of fifteen purpose-built databases. Amazon’s optimized database services deliver superior performance, availability, and scalability, providing superior support for demanding workloads.
9. AWS is Everywhere
Amazon Web Services now spans seventy-seven Availability Zones (AZs) in twenty-four geographies around the world. The company plans to launch eighteen more AZs and six additional regions in India, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, Indonesia, and Australia.
10. Unrivaled Global Infrastructure
Amazon Web Services infrastructure serves thousands of businesses in 245 countries and territories. The company manages 5 local zones, 12 wavelength zones, 97 direct-connect sites, 12 regional edge buffers, 210+ edge sites, and 2x more regions than its nearest competitor.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. Millions of customers – including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies – are using AWS to lower costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.
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