Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. The next three minutes are packed with insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud! Today’s Topic: Snowflake Moves to #9 on Cloud Wars Top 10, IBM Falls to #10
00:40 – Bob announces a shake-up in the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, with Snowflake leapfrogging IBM to take the #9 spot. The key factor in the decision was trends in each company’s growth: Snowflake has been on a tear, while IBM’s growth has been the lowest in the Top 10.
01:00 – In addition to its rapid growth, Snowflake has also been a dynamic force in the cloud market with its innovative approach to Data Cloud, which has forced every other vendor in the Top 10 to rethink its approach to this aspect of the cloud.
01:30 – On the other hand, IBM seems to have lost its ability to really grab customers with its vision of the future. CEO Arvind Krishna seems to be doing his best, but he was handed a tough situation by his predecessor, and so far the turnaround has not materialized.
02:35 – Bob notes that he’s been very open about his hope that IBM can reverse its poor outcomes of recent years. It’s an iconic American company that has done so much for the tech industry and many other industries. But companies can’t rely on what they’ve done in the past in today’s market; they’ve got to reinvent themselves for the current moment.