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Hyperscaler Digital Transformation Peer Benchmarking 2021

  • Hyperscale
  • hyperscaler
  • AI
  • ML
  • artificial intelligence
  • machine learning
  • robotics
  • autonomous
  • data
  • exchange
  • distributed
  • ledger
  • blockchain
  • edge
  • cloud
  • augmented
  • virtual
  • reality
  • connectivity
  • internet of things
  • IoT
  • RPA
  • robotic process automation
  • consulting
  • systems integration
  • Matt Hatton
This major report analyses the relative strengths of three ‘Hyperscalers’ in delivering Digital Transformation capabilities for enterprises. It features Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft. It examines capabilities across 11 technology areas (including AI and IoT) and numerous functions including hardware, software and services.

This report analyses the relative strengths of three ‘Hyperscalers’ in delivering Digital Transformation capabilities for enterprises. It features Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, and Microsoft.

The bulk of the report provides our assessment of the capabilities of each of the vendors for each of the eleven technology families and between 5 and 14 functions per technology family. This includes hardware, software, services, consulting and various other elements. This section was compiled based on extensive desk research and interviews with and written feedback from the vendors. The section includes an explanation of the rating system (based on ‘Emerging’, ‘Significant’ or ‘Market Leading’ capabilities) and tabulated notes on our views on each of the vendors for each of the technology families. The section include recommendations to enterprises on which vendor would be best placed to support them for different functions within the particular technology family.

Based on the rating of each vendor for each function in each technology family we are then able to rank the vendors, by technology, by role and overall for Digital Transformation. For the purposes of ranking the vendors, we apply a weighting for each function and for the eleven technology families relative to each other. The latter is based on the expected investment in that technology family over the next decade. These weightings allow us to score the overall capabilities of the vendors for Digital Transformation as a whole.

As well as the ratings, there are a number of broader intangible factors, such as how easy the company is to work with, the extent of its channels and the ability to deliver products and services in other adjacent areas. These are considered in a separate section.

The report finishes with links to some further reading related to the vendors and/or topics raised.

  • 1NCE
  • AT&T
  • Affirmed Networks
  • Alphabet
  • Amazon
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Google
  • Google Cloud
  • Graphcore
  • Hololens 2
  • Intel
  • Lenovo
  • Microsoft
  • Nuance Communications