untitledeawfweLast year some 6,000 attendees trekked out to Las Vegas for the first customer conference of what many consider to be the leading public IaaS cloud provider: Amazon Web Services. AWS re:Invent 2012 saw the launch of a new data analytics and warehousing product, price drops on its services, and lots of tips and tricks for how to use Amazon’s cloud.

Here are five things to watch for next week’s second installment:

How big?

Last year, roaming the halls of AWS re:Invent, some of those in attendance spoke about how it was “the cloud show” of the year. Salesforce.com, VMware and die-hard OpenStack folks may take issue with that. Either way, it’s an important show for the cloud computing industry, and it will be interesting to see one year later what the buzz is after a rousing inaugural in 2012.

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