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Amazon Timestream: Is there a cost associated with empty measure values?
If I have multi-measure records where most of the measures are empty, does that still affect my storage cost as if they were populated? Example: Will a multi-measure record of 250 empty values and 2 populated values take up storage cost for 252 values or 2 values? Also, if I have single-measure records with different data types, does the unused measure value have a cost to it? Example: "*measure_name='my_bigint', measure_value::double=NULL, measure_value::bigint=5000*", does the NULL take up 8 bytes of storage?
How to turn off AWS Config and reduce cost?
I observed that we are getting a big bill for AWS Config and to be honest, I have no idea what it is or why we have configured it? My question is: * Is it safe to turn off AWS Config? Are there any consequences to worry about? * How to turn it off? I found this post: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/thread.jspa?threadID=307384. Is it correct? Thanks
How can I find the resource that owns the unknown IP addresses in my Amazon VPC?
I trying to find the top contributors to traffic through the NAT gateway in my VPC. Therefore I've obtained a IP list through VPC flow logs. (https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/vpc-find-traffic-sources-nat-gateway/). However there are some IPs that I can't find either using the network interface console or describe-network-interfaces aws cli command. (https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/vpc-find-owner-unknown-ip-addresses/) Is there any other way to find them?
Error creating CUDOS Dashboard using CloudFormation (AWSCURInitializer )
I'm following the steps provided from this [AWS Workshop](https://catalog.us-east-1.prod.workshops.aws/v2/workshops/fd889151-38aa-4fe2-a29d-d5fa557197bb/en-US/prerequisites) to create a **Cudos Dashboard** for cost reporting. When I get to step "**Prepare CUR & Athena Integration**" and attempt to create a new stack using CloudFormation I get the following error on the AWSCURInitializer event: `Resource handler returned message: "Specified ReservedConcurrentExecutions for function decreases account's UnreservedConcurrentExecution below its minimum value of . (Service: Lambda, Status Code: 400, Request ID: a7a45878-caca-4e00-9df4-026caea7926a, Extended Request ID: null)" (RequestToken: 00c6a110-6f9b-2435-0682-7da69eaf96f2, HandlerErrorCode: InvalidRequest)` I think the key takeway from the erorr is this: *Specified ReservedConcurrentExecutions for function decreases account's UnreservedConcurrentExecution below its minimum value of 50* Anyone familiar with this error and know how to get around it? Thanks!
How to determine the root cause of Data Transfer - regional data transfer - in/out/between EC2 AZs or using elastic IPs or ELB fees?
I see an increase of `Data Transfer $0.010 per GB - regional data transfer - in/out/between EC2 AZs or using elastic IPs or ELB` (approximately 119,626.889 GB) and I would like to determine the root cause. I am using EKS distributed in 3 AZs in one region, RDS, EC2s. The cost doubled from previous months with no apparent reason. How to determine what is causing this? and what are the best practices to reduce this cost?
Calculating LIST, GET, SELECT requests to/from S3
I am attempting to use the AWS Pricing Calculator to estimate retrieving objects from S3, and it asks for the number of LIST requests to S3 and the number of GET, SELECT from S3. The calculator also asks for the estimated amount of data returned and scanned. I am unsure of how to estimate these numbers. If I want to retrieve 1,000 objects, would it incur 1,000 GET and SELECT requests but only one LIST request? I am assuming *data returned *is the amount of data transferred out, but what is *data scanned*? Any clarification would be greatly appreaciated.
AppStream 2.0 pricing and data consistency
My client wants to use application streaming to let employees access five or six corporate applications. Regarding the use of AppStream 2.0 I understand that all the applications can be installed in the same image. Does the number of applications have an impact on the price (apart from the size of the image)? Also, when using AppStream 2.0 how does the consistency of the data work? Where is the data stored? Thanks!
Quantifying cost saving when migrating a monolithic app to microservices
My client has asked me to estimate how much he would save if he moved his Ruby on Rails monolithic application to an environment where they only use microservices (EKS and Lambda). The calculation does not need to be exact although I want it to be realistic. I don’t know whether to start using the pricing calculator or maybe just use some example of other clients and give a benchmark. What are your thoughts on the best approach? Thanks
Cross account copy from S3 to Deep Archive
A customer wants to make a copy of 100TB of data: - From an S3 bucket in one account - To Deep Archive in a second account (but same region) The two accounts are not part of the same Organization. Is it possible to make a direct copy from an S3 bucket in one account directly to Deep Archive in a second account? Or do we have to copy first to an S3 bucket in the second account and configure a lifecycle policy to transition to Deep Archive in the second account? The goal is to minimize the pricing.
How can customers find out the S3 bucket with the highest cost or sort the cost for each S3 bucket?
How can customers find out the S3 bucket with the highest cost or sort the cost for each S3 bucket? A customer is currently going through cost optimization and they want to find out the S3 bucket with the highest cost. They are also looking for a way to sort the cost for the S3 buckets. Thanks for any information!
Additional Costs for running query in Athena on S3
Based on this document, https://aws.amazon.com/athena/pricing/ > Amazon Athena queries data directly from Amazon S3. There are no additional storage charges for querying your data with Athena. **You are charged standard S3 rates for storage, requests,** and data transfer. Would customer be charged for S3 GET Operation when using Athena to query data in S3 in addition to the total size of data being scanned?
RDS Cloudwatch Metrics : ReadIOPS and WriteIOPS
Under [Amazon RDS Metrics] we have two metrics : - ReadIOPS - WriteIOPS My understanding is that the term "IOPS" refers to read and write operations collectively, so I'm a bit confused why there are two metrics here with the "IOPS" suffix. Are these just unfortunately named in a confusing way, or is there something more to the metric value that I'm missing ? Background : I'm trying to reason about IOPS utilization for an RDS DB with PIOPS storage. e.g. (Read + Write)/Provisioned as a utilization percentage. : https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/MonitoringOverview.html#metrics_dimensions