About This Statistic
The statistic illustrates the quarterly revenue of Amazon Web Services cloud computing and hosting solutions from 2014 until 2016. The last reported quarter, AWS generated revenues close to 3.56 billion U.S. dollars.
Amazon is the one of the leading online retailers worldwide and the leading e-retailer in the United States. In 2015, net sales amounted to over 107 billion U.S. dollars, up from 88.99 billion U.S. dollars in the previous year. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer of books, clothing, electronics, music and many other consumer products. The company is also the producer of the world’s most famous e-book reader, the Amazon Kindle.
The vast majority of Amazon’s revenues are generated through the sales of electronics and other products, followed by media sales and other activities. Although primarily active in the B2C market, Amazon also enables third-party sellers to trade their products as well as providing technology infrastructure services (Amazon Web Services, AWS) to businesses. As of the first quarter of 2016, 48 percent of paid units were sold by third-party sellers.
Amazon Web Services include cloud computing and hosting services which is a growing sector of online enterprise services. AWS is the most popular public cloud platform and infrastructure service worldwide, with 57 percent of respondents from a global survey indicating that they were already running apps on the platform. Other popular cloud services providers include Microsoft with Azure, Google, Oracle and IBM.