Estimate Amazon EC2 Spot Instance cost savings with AWS Glue DataBrew, AWS Glue, and Amazon QuickSight

AWS provides many ways to optimize your workloads and save on costs. For example, services like AWS Cost Explorer and AWS Trusted Advisor provide cost savings recommendations to help you optimize your AWS environments. However, you may also want to estimate cost savings when comparing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Spot to On-Demand Instances.

In this post, I show you how to estimate savings with Spot Instances based on your organization’s historical On-Demand usage. Keep in mind that cost savings differ based on instance types, Availability Zones, presence of Savings Plans, and other variables.

Additionally, I show you how to set up and automate data processing with AWS CloudFormation and AWS Glue DataBrew via the AWS Management Console so that you can easily get these results without needing deep knowledge in data engineering and coding.

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Originally posted at AnalyticsWeek