AWS Cost Management

Launch: Usage-Based Forecasting now Available in AWS Cost Explorer

Forecasting is an essential part of staying on top of your cloud costs and usage, and becomes even more important as your business scales. AWS Cost Explorer now gives you the ability to create custom usage forecasts to gain a line of sight into your expected future costs. Learn more about getting started with AWS […]

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Launch: AWS Budgets Reports

Starting today, you can opt in to daily, weekly, or monthly AWS Budgets Reports emails using AWS Budgets. This tool allows you (and other organization members) to quickly and easily keep an eye on costs, usage, and reservations—all without having to log in to the AWS Management Console. This post walks you through the process […]

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Querying your AWS Cost and Usage Report using Amazon Athena

The AWS Cost & Usage Report contains the most comprehensive information available on your costs and usage. To extract value quickly from your AWS Cost & Usage Report, query the underlying data source using Amazon Athena. The Athena serverless interactive query service directly queries the information in your Amazon S3 bucket, and analyzes it using […]

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Launch: Reservation Expiration Alerts

Reservations, sometimes referred to as Reserved Instances, allow you to achieve significant savings (sometimes up to 75%) as compared to On-Demand Instance usage costs. The savings is in exchange for committing to a 1- or 3-year term of usage. Reservation models are offered for Amazon EC2, Amazon RDS, Amazon ElastiCache, Amazon Elasticsearch Service, and Amazon […]

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Beginner's Guide to AWS Cost Management

A Beginner’s Guide to AWS Cost Management

Moving to the Cloud has changed the way that organizations relate to, and account for, their costs. With the advent of pay-as-you-go pricing, decentralized resource procurement, and a wider breadth of product functionality than ever before, organizations had to change the way they approached their IT-based financial processes. The AWS Cost Management product suite gives […]

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Hello, World! Welcome to the AWS Cost Management Blog

Hello, World! Welcome to the AWS Cost Management Blog.

Over the past few years, it has become clear that cost is the common language used across Finance, IT, and Engineering groups at organizations worldwide. As such, cloud cost management is rapidly becoming an important aspect of everyone’s job. At AWS, we are passionate about building cost management products that help you access, organize, understand, […]

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