back to article Fed up with Oracle's Sith, AWS wades into Big Red's lawsuit over Pentagon JEDI contract

AWS has intervened in Oracle's lawsuit against the Pentagon's plans to award a $10bn cloud contract to a single vendor. The cloudy arm of the online marketplace giant said Big Red's claims that AWS workers had a hand in drafting the deal and got the inside track on competitors are "meritless". There is, of course, little love …

  1. StuntMisanthrope Bronze badge

    Cluniac of DNS. Enthaply/time is the new 5D Unit

    It makes no sense to me. Infrastructure peering, a proper index and horsepower. #butchershook

    1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

      Stop channeling Amanfrommars.

      One of those is enough.

      1. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

        Do you remember the time I knew a girl from Mars? I don't know if you knew that.

        1. Steve K Silver badge

          Do you still love her?

          Do you still love her?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Larry -vs- Jeff smackdown..

    Larry better pick on someone his own size. Amazon $780B market cap, Oracle $175B.

    1. LDS Silver badge

      Re: Larry -vs- Jeff smackdown..

      Yes, that's exactly the reason - Oracle wants to increase its revenues by 10Bn...

  3. amacater

    AWS vs Oracle - get the popcorn

    This should be fun for folk who like watching attack dog American lawyer types :) What's more interesting is when IBM will weigh in to dismember Oracle: IBM has form for over a hundred years on using lawyers to eviscerate annoyances and competitors.

    The DoD probably doesn't have the money to afford to alienate some of its bigger suppliers - but this or other smackdowns may enable them to get cheaper services.

    1. LDS Silver badge

      "IBM will weigh in to dismember Oracle"

      It looks IBM recently has been very effective at dismembering itself. Maybe it has still some friends in the government, but maybe not enough.

  4. Aladdin Sane Silver badge

    But the Jedi are the bad guys


  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I get that you might not want to be locked into a single vendor, but Oracle complaining about it is ludicrous, that’s their entire business model!

  6. EnviableOne Bronze badge

    IBM and Oracle have form for working together, I'd put money on them joining oracle's suit

    This is seriously the legacy tech verses the new boys, chances are the 85% thats getting replaced is oracle software on IBM hardware

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Given the Pentagon's spec, is there any real argument that any service other than AWS can actually deliver the goods? I mean, for God's sake Larry: you really can't defy gravity by the force of your will, climate change is real, and Nature cannot be fooled.

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