If you’re scratching your head and trying to catch up with all the re:Invent launch announcements from the AWS Cloud Financial Management team, let me walk you through how your FinOps experience may be improved for better with the latest capabilities that were just released last week at AWS re:Invent 2023. I’ve also included recordings of these launch announcements, so you can watch these at your own pace.
Today, we announced the general availability of Data Exports, a new AWS Billing and Cost Management feature that enables you to create exports of your billing and cost management data using SQL column selections and row filters. As part of AWS Data Exports, you can now also deploy a Cost and Usage Dashboard powered by Amazon QuickSight directly from the AWS Billing and Cost Management console. The Cost and Usage Dashboard uses a summary view of the AWS Cost and Usage Report 2.0 (CUR 2.0) and provides pre-built visuals to facilitate interactive analysis and sharing of cost insights with a broader stakeholder group who may not have access to AWS console.
In this blog, we’ll walk you through an example of setting up a multilevel hierarchy in Cost Categories. We’ll use Amazon Athena to consolidate cost and usage data across all AWS services, accounts, tags, cost categories, and other fields from the AWS Cost and Usage Reports (CUR).
There are many benefits to running your Amazon OpenSearch Service workloads on Graviton2 based instances coupled with the gp3 EBS volume type. If you’re currently maintaining an Amazon OpenSearch Service workload, these changes are easy to make and can provide ~10% in savings with minimal effort.
By using CUDOS and the CID Framework, Cvent provides its centralized governance teams with greater visibility across all organizational spend in a simple, cost-effective manner. More importantly, that same visibility is available to budget managers and engineers, which decentralizes the ownership of the budget details. Cvent’s mindset and processes are shifting from reactive spend investigation to proactive cost optimization during planning and deployment, which fosters a high degree of financial predictability expected from investors and shareholders.
In some cases, users can be hindered with access to all available cost data for an organization. With Row Level Security (RLS), you can restrict the data a user can see to a subset of the business most relevant to them. In this blog, we’re going to walk you through how Telenor implemented RLS on its Multi-Payer Cost Dashboards, and how you can, too.
Now, with the KPI Dashboard, customers can track cost optimization across their organization and visualize realized savings. In this blog, we’ll walk through the various ways you can use the data in your KPI dashboard.
We’re at the final blog of our forecasting series! If you’ve been following along the past few weeks, you have explored creating a process for more effective forecasting, establishing a forecasting culture, and building driver-based forecasting. It is now time to put pen to paper and create your forecast. But where do you start? How […]
ICYMI: Manage and control your Amazon S3 storage costs, cloud architecture patterns, and resource configuration changes
Check out this month’s top 3 resources to help you manage billing and control your costs, including how to manage storage costs, and increasing control and visibility over your cloud architecture patterns and resource configurations.
AWS pricing strategies offer you the flexibility to choose the most effective way to manage your costs and still keep the performance and capacity you require. Learn about Savings Plans and Reserved Instances and how you can decide what is right for your business.