Analyst Commentary

AWS perfects its small-but-mighty role in the Amazon show

Accelerated AWS usage balances broader Amazon underachievement with growth that provokes expedited capacity expansion

Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivered its strongest absolute dollar growth, both sequentially and year-to-year, in dominant fashion, launching to a more than $16 billion annualized run rate with $4.1 billion in 2Q17 revenue. Amid otherwise lackluster Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) performance, executives on the company’s earnings call elaborated on AWS’ solid performance, noting the 42% year-to-year revenu...

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