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Ecommerce company Amazon.com today said that its Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud computing infrastructure division generated $3.23 billion in revenue in the third quarter of the year. That means revenue was up 54.9 percent year over year.

AWS produced $861 million in operating income for the quarter, according to today’s earnings statement. The business unit had $2.21 billion in operating expenses.

For its most recent four quarters, AWS has now fetched $11.08 billion in revenue for Amazon.

A chart showing revenue growth for AWS through the years, updated for the third quarter of 2016.

Above: A chart showing revenue growth for AWS through the years, updated for the third quarter of 2016.

Image Credit: Jordan Novet/VentureBeat

AWS’ competitors include Microsoft Azure, the Google Cloud Platform (under the newly renamed Google Cloud), IBM SoftLayer, and the Oracle public cloud, among others.

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AWS news in the quarter includes a price cut for storage snapshots through the Elastic Block Store (EBS), the launch of P2 GPU-backed instances, and the acquisition of Cloud9.

Amazon stock was down more than 6 percent in after-hours trading following the earnings release.

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