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untog 445 days ago | link | parent

If you'd asked me a few years ago, I wouldn't have expected Amazon to provide a CDN. Or a DNS server. Or a giant MySQL instance in the sky.

I think the general lesson here is that if it is a server-based operation that can be made more cost effective in bulk, Amazon are interested in doing it.



jpdoctor 445 days ago | link

> that can be made more cost effective in bulk

I assume the Heroku guys have noticed by now. Hopefully they're working on designing Amazon out.

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untog 445 days ago | link

It is interesting that Amazon never seem to go down the acquisition route- if they did, Heroku could be a target.

I really want someone to make an RDS-like service for Postgres. But I don't blame people for not trying right now, I'm sure Amazon will do it eventually.

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18pfsmt 445 days ago | link

Are you saying Amazon would buy Salesforce, or that Amazon would buy Heroku from Salesforce?

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untog 445 days ago | link

I actually forgot that Heroku had been bought out by Salesforce- but the point remains that before they sold, Amazon could have been tried competing in any buy out.

I can't quite believe Amazon has never acquired anyone, though- are there any high profile ones out there?

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igravious 445 days ago | link

eh? From the bottom of the Amazon.com homepage ...

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AbeBooks

AfterSchool.com

Audible

BeautyBar.com

Book Depository

Bookworm.com

Casa.com

CreateSpace

Diapers.com

DPReview

Fabric

IMDb

Junglee.com

MYHABIT

Shopbop

Soap.com

Vine.com

Wag.com

Woot

Yoyo.com

Zappos

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tedunangst 445 days ago | link

Plus defunct operations like cdnow.

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alttab 445 days ago | link

Most of those look like online retailers and not iaas or compute services companies.

No one builds services like amazon. They aren't interested in bolting on someone else's idea company.

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shalmanese 445 days ago | link

Amazon bought Zappos and Kiva

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papsosouid 445 days ago | link

Someone already did, like a year ago: http://www.enterprisedb.com/

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