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OVERCOMING KEY CHALLENGES IN DATA ANALYTICS (Chapter 3.1 of “All AWS Data Analytics Services”)

3.1  CAPACITY GUESSING In the pre-cloud days, many different types of servers were located on-premises or in a data center. The servers were expensive, each software package that needed to run on each server needed very expensive licenses which had to be … Continue reading

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AWS Marketplace Has New Announcements + What is AWS Marketplace Anyway?

What a nice surprise to wake up and see so many new things happening insofar as AWS Marketplace is concerned! First of all, the website has a completely fresh look! Modern, easy to navigate, includes “Customer Success Stories” (really nice … Continue reading

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How to Save Money with Reserved Amazon EC2 Instances

Amazon EC2 Instance Types Before I start explaining about Amazon EC2 Instance Types, I want to show you just how important this topic is by showing you an image of a “live” AWS account, what they’re spending on their Amazon … Continue reading

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Botmetric Cost-to-Date View and Cost Projection in Cost Explorer

One other functionality I’d like to point out if you’re using Botmetric is their highly-accurate Cost-to-Date View. You can download the information as csv or as an image, which is useful when having to make cost reports. Botmetric also is … Continue reading

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Making Sense of AWS EC2 Instance Type Pricing: ECU vs. vCPU

If you are using Amazon Web Services, understanding the nuts and bolts of AWS EC2  instance type pricing is pivotal for you. Why? No two organizations are alike. And every organization has unique computing, storage and networking needs. By knowing … Continue reading

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AWS ISV Botmetric’s Cost Analytics Dashboard and AWS Trusted Advisor

In May, 2016 I posted this tweet which is still relevant today, although I’ve seen some very nice improvements indeed in the AWS Trusted Advisor for Cost Optimization (as well as the other three free best practices AWS gives everyone). … Continue reading

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