Spotting a million dollars in your AWS account · Segment Blog


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Some good ideas in here, particularly the one about accounting for EBS volumes.
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10 days ago by rcrowley
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29 days ago by earth2marsh
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4 weeks ago by twleung
ar we’ve talked about all of our costs within the context of a single AWS account. However, this doesn’t actually reflect our AWS setup, which is spread across different physical AWS
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4 weeks ago by electronicbites
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5 weeks ago by michaelfox
Segment is the analytics API you've always wanted. It's the easiest way to install all of your favorite analytics tools at once!
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5 weeks ago by ither
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5 weeks ago by agramajo
Breaking a large AWS spend into understandable pieces
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Segment is the analytics API you've always wanted. It's the easiest way to install all of your favorite analytics tools at once!
5 weeks ago by jjwon0
As you might imagine, getting visibility into your AWS bill takes a large amount of work–both in terms of custom tooling and identifying expensive resources within AWS.

The biggest win we’ve found comes from making it easy to continuously estimate your spend rather than running the occasional ‘one-time-analysis’.

To do that, we’ve automated all of the data collection, enforced tagging within Terraform and our CI, and educated the entire engineering team how to properly tag their infrastructure. 

Rather than sitting within a PDF,  all of our data is continuously updated within Redshift. If we want to answer new questions or generate new reports, we can instantly get results via a new SQL query. 
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5 weeks ago by euler
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However, you can enable certain tags to appear alongside your line item costs using cost allocation tags.

These tags are officially supported by many AWS resources, S3 buckets, DynamoDB tables, etc. You can toggle a setting in the AWS billing console to make a cost allocation tag show up in the CSV. After a day or so, your chosen tag (we chose product_area) will start showing up as a new column next to the associated resources in the detailed billing CSV.

If you are doing nothing else, start by using cost allocation tags to tag your infrastructure. It’s essentially ‘free’ and requires zero infrastructure to run.

After we enabled cost allocation tags, we had two challenges: 1) tagging all of the existing infrastructure, and 2) ensuring that any new resources would automatically have tags.
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5 weeks ago by notaddicted
RT : Really happy to share what I've been working on lately - better cost accounting for Segment's AWS bill
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5 weeks ago by briantrice
Recently we shared the techniques we used to save more than a million dollars annually on our AWS bill.
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5 weeks ago by pfhawkins
Breaking a large AWS spend into understandable pieces ()
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5 weeks ago by michaeltri
You can easily split your spend by AWS service per month and call it a day. Ten thousand dollars of EC2, one thousand to S3, five hundred dollars to network traffic, etc. But what’s still missing is a synthesis of which products and engineering teams are dominating your costs. 

Then, add in the fact that you may have hundreds of instances and millions of containers that come and go. Soon, what started as simple analysis problem has quickly become unimaginably complex. 

In this follow-up post, we’d like to share details on the toolkit we used. Our hope is to offer up a few ideas to help you analyze your AWS spend, no matter whether you’re running only a handful of instances, or tens of thousands.

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5 weeks ago by jm
RT : Really happy to share what I've been working on lately - better cost accounting for Segment's AWS bill
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5 weeks ago by xcv58
RT : This is nuts, all this work to understand their AWS bill
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5 weeks ago by chetan
Really happy to share what I've been working on lately - better cost accounting for Segment's AWS bill
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Really happy to share what I've been working on lately - better cost accounting for Segment's AWS bill
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