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AWS Beefs Up Its Database Portfolio to Escape ‘Abusive’ Relationships

November 28, 2018 / Linda Hardesty

Amazon’s AWS Re:invent conference could be described as overwhelming. An audience of 53,000 people is swarming across a venue that spans seven different hotels. And Amazon Web Services (AWS) CEO Andy Jassy gave a two-and-a-half-hour keynote this morning where he announced about 20 new products and services, including everything from a new blockchain managed service to (bizarrely) a shoebox-sized machine learning car that’s available for $399. Developers were racing the car at one of the hotels immediately following the keynote. Oh, and Jassy’s speech was punctuated with a house band that sang songs alluding to his next announcement. One of the songs the band sang was “Blackbird” by the Beatles. Can you guess what these lyrics were alluding to? “Blackbird singing in the dead of night/Take these broken wings and learn to fly/All your life/You were only waiting for this moment to arise.”