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  • Amazon is the leader in the cloud infrastructure space, but has very little presence in business applications, more broadly called software as a service.
  • Its main cloud competitors — Microsoft, Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle, and SAP — account for over 50% of that market, according to the latest data from Synergy Research Group.
  • Amazon Web Services failed to crack the top 20 of the SaaS market, Synergy said.

Amazon Web Services is considered the market leader in cloud computing because of its dominance in the infrastructure space, such as computing power and storage services that enable other applications.

But it still lags behind its biggest competitors, like Microsoft, Salesforce, and Oracle, in one major piece of cloud computing: business applications, more broadly called software as a service, or SaaS.

In a recent survey of this sector by Synergy Research Group, five companies — Microsoft, Salesforce, Adobe, Oracle, and SAP — accounted for over 50% of the market. AWS, meanwhile, failed to crack the top 20.

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