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360-degree visibility into your AWS DynamoDB cost by family

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Cloud visibility is one of the key areas which is deeply observed and analyzed by most of the organizations as minimizing the cost remains the primary agenda for them. Ideally, organizations require a cloud management solution to monitor, diagnose, alert and notify all the issues in your cloud infrastructure. Analyzing your AWS DynamoDB cost proves to be a vital aspect to help you understand what all resources are currently running in your cloud infrastructure and what is the cost corresponding to that.

What is DynamoDB?

Amazon DynamoDB is a NoSQL database service which allows the creation of database tables to store and retrieve any amount of data. Data traffic of tables over multiple servers is automatically managed by DynamoDB without compromising on the performance. It also operates and scales distributed database automatically for users. Hence hardware provisioning, configuration, replication etc. is managed by AWS. DynamoDB uses synchronous replication of database across multiple data centers thus providing high durability and availability.

Why visibility into your DynamoDB resources is important?

DynamoDB has various product families which categorize the type of DynamoDB resources provided by AWS such as database storage, data transfer, provisioned IOPS etc. Managing DynamoDB costs becomes a tedious task when multiple line items show up on your cloud expenditure.

How you can analyze your AWS DynamoDB cost by family with Centilytics?

Centilytics assists in providing better visibility of cloud infrastructure to their users through various insights. One such useful insight is that of AWS DynamoDB cost by family. DynamoDB Cost by family insight categorizes your DynamoDB related resources currently running in your cloud infrastructure under families and shows the cost corresponding to them. Users can easily interpret their AWS DynamoDB cost by family using tabular representation or graphical(pie-chart) representation or both.

Insight descriptions:

This insight displays the following data:

  1. Product Family: This column displays the DynamoDB product family. Product family shows the cost distribution of your total cost spent on DynamoDB related resources. It can be sorted 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. You can sort your cost in ascending and descending order with a just single click.AWS DynamoDB 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 and has given it a value say production (environment:production), then 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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