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Why is it important to analyze AWS RDS cost by family?

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Neglecting your AWS RDS cost can probably cost you big-time especially when you are using its on-demand resources. Gaining visibility into their account certainly helps you to figure out what and where their cost is incurring from.

Why visibility into your RDS resources is important for effective cloud management?

RDS is a prominent service used widely which contributes a fair proportion to the user’s cloud spending. Any RDS line item could show up on your AWS bill and it can become a tedious task to understand what exactly is driving all that spending.

Centilytics provides granular visibility to your AWS RDS cost

Centilytics provides various insights which give monitoring capabilities to your cloud infrastructure. Besides, for user’s convenience, the cloud management platform provides smart visualizations such as tables, graphs, pie charts etc. This helps users to easily interpret their cloud cost. One such useful insight is AWS RDS Cost by family.

RDS Cost by family categorizes your numerous RDS related resources currently running in your cloud infrastructure under families and shows the cost corresponding to them. Users can easily interpret their AWS RDS cost by family leveraging tabular representation or graphical (pie-chart) representation or both.

Insight descriptions:

This insight displays the following data:

  1. Product Family: This column displays the RDS product family. Product family shows the cost distribution of your total cost spent on RDS related resources. You can sort this column in ascending and descending order according to the cost with just a single click.

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  1. Cost: This column displays the cost (in dollars) corresponding to the product family. Your AWS RDS cost by family can be sorted in ascending and descending order with a just single click.AWS RDS cost by family-ss1

Filters applicable:

Advanced Filters:
Filter Name Description
Account Id Applying the account Id filter will display data for the selected account Id.
Region Applying region filter will display data corresponding to the selected region
Resource Tags Applying resource tags filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag. For e.g. – If the user has tagged any resource using a tag named environment, then selecting an environment from the resource tags filter will display all the data accordingly
Resource Tags Value Applying resource tags value filter will display data which will have the selected resource tag value. For e.g. – If the user has tagged some resource by a tag named environment has a value say production (environment: production). Therefore, the user will be able to view data of all the resources which are tagged as “environment:production”. The user can use the tag value filter only when a tag name has been provided.
Discount Selecting this filter will display data after applying any applicable discount.
Start date Selecting this filter will set a custom start date and data will be displayed accordingly.
End date Selecting this filter will set a custom end date and data will be displayed accordingly.

 

Global Filters:
Time zone Selecting this filter will allow the user to view data as per a convenient time zone and is helpful in case of time and regional difference.
Round Off Applying this filter will allow the user to view cost in exact decimals. For e.g. – Giving input ‘2’ will allow the user to view cost up to 2 decimal points
Cost Type The user can apply this filter to choose between blended and unblended cost.

A blended cost represents a unified cost that the user pays for a given service. It takes services such as S3, EC2, RDS, and several others into account. In comparison, an unblended cost represents a non-unified cost in which each type of usage with a specific rate gets its own line on the bill.

Refund The user can apply this filter to choose between options to either include or exclude refund (if applicable).
Currency Selecting this filter will allow users to convert their corresponding cost from one currency to another. By default, your cost is shown in USD (US Dollars). Using this filter, your cost in USD will get converted into an equivalent cost of selected currency. For e.g. – Selecting INR from currency filter will convert your US dollar cost to Indian rupee cost.

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