Reduce AWS Cost Explorer
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS Cost Explorer cost saving tips Optimize your AWS Cost Explorer costs with these tips

#1

Analyze Cost Reports

Go through your cost and usage reports regularly. Identify and optimize costs by stopping, resizing or deleting idle or underutilized resources like EC2 instances, EBS volumes, Lambda functions.

#2

Use Cost Explorer Tools

Use the filtering and grouping capabilities of Cost Explorer to go deeper into your data. Find cost optimization opportunities by focusing efforts efficiently across accounts, regions, resource types and tags.

#3

Share Custom Reports

Create and share custom reports through Cost Explorer to collaborate with stakeholders. This can unearth more optimization opportunities like consolidating accounts, optimizing reserved instances or savings plans usage.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

John Schrijvers
John Schrijvers
CEO of Dataswitcher

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About AWS Cost Explorer Service information & pricing

About AWS Cost Explorer

AWS Cost Explorer is a tool for visualizing and managing AWS costs and usage over time. It offers pre-set views for business insights, deep dive cost analysis, and creation, saving, and sharing of custom reports. It allows building of custom apps, granular cost filtering, and future billing forecasts. It also facilitates understanding of usage patterns with daily, monthly, or yearly cost and usage analysis.

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AWS Cost Explorer pricing

AWS Cost Explorer API provides an interactive query engine for direct access which costs $0.01 per request. For data granularity, Cost Explorer offers hourly insights at a daily charge of $0.00000033 per usage record, translating to $0.01 per 1,000 usage records monthly. This means running one EC2 instance all day every day for a month results in a $0.003 monthly bill. The cost doesn't depend on the number of reports used.

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