AWS Cost and Usage Report Setup

AWS Cost and Usage Report Setup

This Cost and Usage Report overview will go through the required IAM permissions for billing analysis, how to create a cost and usage report (CUR), and how to set up a local analysis environment using SQLite3.

AWS Cost and Usage Report Documentation

AWS Cost and Usage Report Documentation

The Cost and Usage Report is the standard report from AWS for customers to understand and manage their costs. TheCost and Usage Report drives most cloud cost management tools, including AWS Cost Explorer. This documentation will outline the essential fields in the Cost and Usage Report, explain how those fields can be used for cloud cost management, and provide sample values users can use to build queries based on usage in their accounts.

A Complete Guide to AWS Reservations

A Complete Guide to AWS Reservations

In this overview of AWS Reservations, we will discuss the most popular reservation products like Compute Savings Plans, EC2 Savings Plans, EC2 Reserved Instances, and RDS Reserved Instances. In addition, we will mention the other reservation products offered by AWS and where you can find more information on those products.

Developer's Guide to AWS Costs

Developer's Guide to AWS Costs

The Developer's Guide to AWS Costs is a project created and maintained by the team here at Strake. This project provides engineers with the code and insights to answer the most common AWS Cost questions using the Cost and Usage Report (CUR). The analysis is formatted as a series of 'guides' that focus on key AWS services and cost problems.

How to Negotiate an AWS Enterprise Discount Program (EDP)

How to Negotiate an AWS Enterprise Discount Program (EDP)

The Enterprise Discount Program (EDP) is a tool for enterprise customers willing to make a long-term commitment to the AWS platform for a significant discount. EDPs differ from other AWS Reservations like Savings Plans or Reserved Instances because an EDP applies to most AWS Services.

What is EC2-Other?

What is EC2-Other?

EC2-Other is a cost category created by Amazon that causes a lot of heartburn for the Engineering community. If you are a heavy EC2 user, this could be your second largest cost category on your AWS Bill. This post will dive into this category to help AWS users understand what they are getting billed for and how to isolate individual cost categories within 'EC2-Other'. All the code in this blog post is included in the Developer's Guide to AWS Costs guide for EC2.