Re: $10bn cloud contract
Well, one reason you don't see that in the news is that it doesn't happen? When was the last report of an underrun, in like, ever? That max is only theoretical, and everyone in the biz knows that.
a_yank_lurker has it right - I've been there too.
But for reference, from Google Finance, Amazon's gross from the last quarter alone was $56.58 billion.
That's one quarter...and for all of Amazon. I believe this contract is longer running and won't actually be super significant, though it is in the area that Amazon actually has a margin...
This compete-by-lawsuit wasn't begun by Oracle, but it's out of style enough that they might be signalling the end of it. Always late to the party and all that.