Category Company Update

New Features: AWS Monthly Financial Report and Dashboard Improvements

We’re ending the month of March with one new feature and and existing feature improvement:

New Features: Monitor your AWS Saving Plans, Reduce the Noise & Show Usage Only

Happy belated New Years from CloudForecast!! We hope the start of 2020 has been going well for you all. We’re coming in hot with three new features available to you...

CloudForecast's New Feature: AWS Reserved Instances Weekly Report

Investing in AWS reserved instances is a great way to help you reduce your monthly AWS cost. The potential savings can be up to 75% compared to on-demand pricing if...

Get The Most Out Of Your AWS Reserved Instances With CloudForecast's New Monitoring Feature

We’re constantly looking for ways to help deliver additional value that saves you time and money on Amazon Web Services.

New Feature: Drill Down Into Your AWS Cost With CloudForecast's New Dashboard Tool

Here at CloudForecast, we’re constantly gathering product feedback from our customers. We love learning about their problems around AWS cost and figure out ways to build new AWS cost optimization...

Send AWS Usage Reports Via Slack And Other New Cost-Saving Features

We have four new features available today on CloudForecast. Here is a quick rundown of everything new and shiny.

CloudForecast's 2018 Year-End Summary Report

With a new year, it’s always important to take the time to reflect but also look forward to a new year.

Interview With CloudForecast's Founders: Francois Lagier And Kacy Fortner

This was previously featured on Hacker Noon and written by Davis Baer. Davis Baer is the Co-founder of oneupapp.io 💻 & Host of the Hacker Noon Founder Interview series 💬....

CloudForecast Story: What We Learned Spending 2 Million Annually On AWS

One word that sums up our journey launching CloudForecast is “uncomfortable”. A lot of our time was spent learning new things that stretched us into “uncomfortable” territory the past 9...

Category Tutorials

How We Saved Over $1,000 By Building CloudForecast With Serverless And AWS Lambda

In a previous blog post, we described our journey to launch CloudForecast and some of the questions every startup face. In this post, we will answer the question “What’s the...

Category Serverless

How We Saved Over $1,000 By Building CloudForecast With Serverless And AWS Lambda

In a previous blog post, we described our journey to launch CloudForecast and some of the questions every startup face. In this post, we will answer the question “What’s the...

Category Lambda

How We Saved Over $1,000 By Building CloudForecast With Serverless And AWS Lambda

In a previous blog post, we described our journey to launch CloudForecast and some of the questions every startup face. In this post, we will answer the question “What’s the...

Category Interview

Interview With CloudForecast's Founders: Francois Lagier And Kacy Fortner

This was previously featured on Hacker Noon and written by Davis Baer. Davis Baer is the Co-founder of oneupapp.io 💻 & Host of the Hacker Noon Founder Interview series 💬....

Category Product Update

New Features: AWS Monthly Financial Report and Dashboard Improvements

We’re ending the month of March with one new feature and and existing feature improvement:

New Features: Monitor your AWS Saving Plans, Reduce the Noise & Show Usage Only

Happy belated New Years from CloudForecast!! We hope the start of 2020 has been going well for you all. We’re coming in hot with three new features available to you...

CloudForecast's New Feature: AWS Reserved Instances Weekly Report

Investing in AWS reserved instances is a great way to help you reduce your monthly AWS cost. The potential savings can be up to 75% compared to on-demand pricing if...

Get The Most Out Of Your AWS Reserved Instances With CloudForecast's New Monitoring Feature

We’re constantly looking for ways to help deliver additional value that saves you time and money on Amazon Web Services.

New Feature: Drill Down Into Your AWS Cost With CloudForecast's New Dashboard Tool

Here at CloudForecast, we’re constantly gathering product feedback from our customers. We love learning about their problems around AWS cost and figure out ways to build new AWS cost optimization...

Send AWS Usage Reports Via Slack And Other New Cost-Saving Features

We have four new features available today on CloudForecast. Here is a quick rundown of everything new and shiny.

Category Advice

Using AWS Athena To Convert A CSV File To Parquet

Running into issues with using Athena to convert a CSV file to Parquet or have a random AWS question? We would love to help if we can, for free. Check...

Using AWS CloudWatch Insights To Fine Tune Your Lambda Functions

It’s not uncommon for folks that are newer to Serverless and AWS Lambda to provision their functions for what they think they will need. In fact, I would venture to...

GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij Shares Insights On How To Develop A Self-Hosted Application

We had the opportunity to chat with Sid, the CEO of GitLab, on what it takes to offer a self-hosted version of your software a few weeks ago. GitLab is...

GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij About Growth Strategies And Common Marketing Mistakes In SaaS Companies

The CloudForecast team recently had a chance to do a “Pick Your Brain” session with the CEO of GitLab, Sid Sijbrandij. The range of topics included, keys to marketing to...

Category AWS Tips

Watch Out For Unexpected S3 Cost When Using AWS Athena

Following up on my last blog post (Using Parquet on Athena to Save Money on AWS), I wanted to share another thought about AWS Athena, specifically how the S3 bucket...

Using Parquet On Amazon Athena For AWS Cost Optimization

To show you how you can optimize your AWS Athena query and save money, we will use the ‘2018 Flight On-Time Performance’ dataset from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (bts.gov)....

Using Reaper Serverless Functions To Reduce Your AWS Bill

There are a lot of factors to consider when thinking about building your applications and services inside of Amazon Web Services. Often times there is a learning curve that individuals...

Category Recommendations

Introduction to AWS Reserved Instances

There is nothing I love more than saving money (except maybe delicious food). And I don’t know too many people who don’t love saving money, not to mention making the...

Building A Serverless Event-Driven Pipeline That Boosts Your AWS Monitoring Efforts

Event-Driven Architecture An event-driven architecture is one in which a system reacts to events that are emitted by other systems. The definition of an event can vary based on the...

AWS Summit Chicago Guide: The Best Things To Do, Eat And See In The Area

Heading to the AWS Summit in Chicago on May 30th and need recommendations on things to eat, see or drink near McCormick Place?

Category AWS

Understand and Optimize Your AWS Data Transfer Costs

Data is one of your business’s most valuable assets and cloud infrastructure provides the access and flexibility needed to unlock its value. While it’s easy to quickly move data around...

When Should You Use AWS Spot Instances?

Many organizations use a combination of Reserved Instances, On-Demand Instances, SavingsPlans and Spot Instances to support their applications and manage their costs. While Spot Instances are too unpredictable for most...

How to Detect AWS Cost Anomalies Before They Spiral Out of Control

Cost awareness is becoming an increasingly important part of engineering culture. With tighter corporate budgets, especially following the COVID-19 outbreak, many organizations are putting AWS resources under a microscope. The...

The CFO’s Guide to Managing AWS Costs

Modern CFOs are intimately involved with IT given the digitization of just about everything. As a growing number of companies transition to the cloud, Amazon Web Services (AWS) is quickly...

How Tagging Resources Can Reduce Your AWS Bill

Amazon AWS has revolutionized everything from simple file storage to complex data processing tasks. From students to Fortune 100 companies, anyone can tap virtually limitless storage and processing power in...

Using AWS Athena To Convert A CSV File To Parquet

Running into issues with using Athena to convert a CSV file to Parquet or have a random AWS question? We would love to help if we can, for free. Check...

Introduction to AWS Reserved Instances

There is nothing I love more than saving money (except maybe delicious food). And I don’t know too many people who don’t love saving money, not to mention making the...

Building A Serverless Event-Driven Pipeline That Boosts Your AWS Monitoring Efforts

Event-Driven Architecture An event-driven architecture is one in which a system reacts to events that are emitted by other systems. The definition of an event can vary based on the...

Analyzing The Cost Of Your AWS Serverless Functions Using Faast.js

What is faast.js? Faast.js is an open source project that streamlines invoking serverless functions like AWS Lambda. It allows you to invoke your serverless functions as if they were regular...

AWS Summit Chicago Guide: The Best Things To Do, Eat And See In The Area

Heading to the AWS Summit in Chicago on May 30th and need recommendations on things to eat, see or drink near McCormick Place?

Category Reccomendations

Analyzing The Cost Of Your AWS Serverless Functions Using Faast.js

What is faast.js? Faast.js is an open source project that streamlines invoking serverless functions like AWS Lambda. It allows you to invoke your serverless functions as if they were regular...

Category Beginners

Introduction to AWS Reserved Instances

There is nothing I love more than saving money (except maybe delicious food). And I don’t know too many people who don’t love saving money, not to mention making the...