Cost Management


Single-Tenant vs Multi-Tenant Cloud: Which Should You Use?

When operating in the cloud, one of the key decisions to make is about which type of architecture to adopt for your business and customer data. This is because choosing cost-effective architecture is key to building profitable SaaS software. Single-tenant and multi-tenant cloud environments are the options to consider. Both types of architecture have security and privacy implications. There’s also the issue of cost, which differs significantly depending on the architecting model you adopt.


What Is Cloud Optimization? (And Why Is It Important?)

Whether you've recently migrated to the cloud, or you've been operating there for awhile now, you've likely realized how challenging it can be to understand exactly where your cloud spend goes and what drives your costs. Using a cloud service provider can offer many benefits, like the ability to easily scale up and down based on need, but unless you're using the right services and tools, your costs can quickly spiral out of control.


Data Lake Architecture: An Intro Guide To Using Data Lakes

Big data empowers enterprises to uncover valuable insights from it and make sound business decisions. However, limited data access acts as a barrier to innovation. Traditional databases with their carefully controlled schemas and lack of agility are proving inadequate in meeting the needs of data-hungry businesses. Enter data lakes — a modern approach to data management that harnesses the power of big data to gain actionable intelligence.


What Is AWS Athena And When Should You Use It?

Just a few years ago, Amazon introduced yet another service into its data analytics arsenal. AWS Athena is the name, although its creators prefer to stick with Amazon Athena. Whatever you choose to call it, there’s no doubt that Athena is already creating ripples in the big data analytics space, alongside the likes of Amazon DynamoDB, and Redshift. There are even claims that it’s not only cheaper than similar services, but also manages to save you the trouble of managing infrastructure.


Anodot vs. AWS: Which Has the Most Accurate Cloud Cost Forecasts?

The move to cloud computing has been a no-brainer for many enterprise companies. But cloud computing is an expense that, unlike many other operating costs, is largely variable. Many companies — including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies — choose AWS to help them streamline fragmented processes, reduce costs, become more agile, and innovate faster.


Netflix Architecture: How Much Does Netflix's AWS Cost?

If Netflix was a series, it would be a blockbuster. Each season would be nothing short of dramatic to the chagrin of investors. Want to crunch some numbers? The video streaming service had an $11.5 billion valuation in January 2011. It had about 26 million subscribers at the end of that year. Ten years later, Netflix reported it had about 204 million subscribers and a valuation of over $220 billion. The Los Gatos, CA, giant made a staggering $25 billion in 2020 in annual revenue.


Serverless Vs. Containers: Which One Should You Use?

Containers and serverless computing are two of the most popular methods for deploying applications. Both methods have their advantages and disadvantages. To choose the one that’s right for your business, you need to understand the pros and cons of managing your own containers versus using serverless services.


AWS Graviton: What Is It And How Does It Compare To Graviton2?

When Amazon Web Services (AWS) launched its new Arm-based processors, some circles believed it was a gamechanger for the public cloud markets. To begin with, it was the first time Arm architecture would roll out for enterprise-grade utility, and at a colossal scale. Arm processors had only run on smaller, less demanding devices such as iPhones. So why adopt it for much more demanding workloads in cloud services?


Cloud Economics 101: Here's What You Need To Know

Businesses are increasingly interested in the economics of cloud computing. For instance, what are the financial implications of moving to the cloud versus staying on-premises? And what’s the best strategy for optimizing cloud consumption to get the best value from cloud resources? This article takes a look at some of the key concepts of cloud economics, and how your business can leverage cloud cost intelligence to maximize the value of your investment.