Tag: Billing

Billing Sept. 6, 2021

Tutorial: Cost Spike Alerting for Google Cloud Platform - Building a solution that would alert daily on any large percentage cost increase or decrease from the previous day on a per service basis.

Billing Compute Engine Official Blog Sept. 4, 2021

Save money and time with automated VM management and suspend/resume - A new guide helps you understand how to control costs for your cloud-based VMs.

BigQuery Billing Official Blog VMware Engine Sept. 4, 2021

Google Cloud VMware Engine, PowerCLI and BigQuery Analytics - Exporting data from Google Cloud billing data into a BigQuery dataset is relatively straight-forward. However, exporting data from GCVE into BigQuery requires PowerShell scripting. The following blog details steps to extract data from GCVE and load it into BigQuery for reporting and analysis.

Billing Cloud Asset Inventory Terraform Sept. 4, 2021

Using GCP Cloud Asset Inventory Export to keep track of your GCP resources over time - Google Cloud Asset Inventory is a great service that allows you to view, monitor, and analyze your GCP assets, giving you the option to export a snapshot of your entire inventory at any point in time (up to 35 days backward).

Billing Gitlab Google Kubernetes Engine Sept. 4, 2021

Estimate your GKE costs early in the development cycle using GitLab - This tutorial demonstrates the best practice of shifting Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) cost visibility to your development team using GitLab. Creating awareness of costs early in the development process helps you to avoid surprises in your Google Cloud bill.

Billing Official Blog Recommender Security Aug. 9, 2021

Introducing Unattended Project Recommender: discover, reclaim, or deprecate abandoned projects under your organization - Save money and improve security by automating the discovery, management and reclamation of old projects with Unattended Project Recommender.

Billing Python Aug. 9, 2021

Extract Committed use discount details from Recommendation Hub - This post discusses on how to retrieve committed use discount details from the Google Cloud Recommender across all GCP Projects in an Organization.

BigQuery Billing Official Blog July 26, 2021

Blue-sky thinking: how Sky is reimagining their FinOps journey - How Sky saved millions with Google Cloud and Google FinOps strategies.

BigQuery Billing Looker Official Blog Visualization July 19, 2021

Optimizing your Google Cloud spend with BigQuery and Looker - Learn how you can export billing data into BigQuery and leverage pre-built dashboards, plus self-service data exploration environments to save costs.

Billing Cloud Storage GCP Experience July 12, 2021

Saving $30000 a month by improving Garbage Collection - Improving storage costs at Mixpanel.

Billing Cloud Monitoring July 12, 2021

Case of Cost Spike in GCP Stackdriver Monitoring - Optimizing Cloud Monitoring costs.

BigQuery Billing GCP Experience June 22, 2021

Slots to the (Wallet) Rescue - Example of reducing costs in BigQuery using Slots.

BigQuery Billing May 31, 2021

BigQuery Cost Efficiency - Best practices to avoid costly behaviour for BigQuery.

Billing Official Blog May 24, 2021

Keep your budgets flexible with configurable budget periods - Automation makes managing budgets easier and the Budget API now supports configurable budget time periods for even more flexibility!

Billing May 24, 2021

Billing Alert with Cloud Monitoring Notification Channel - Setting up Budgets alerts and Notification channels to send notifications to custom recipients.

Billing Official Blog May 17, 2021

Automate your budgeting with the Billing Budgets API - Budgets are ideal for visibility into your costs but they can become tedious to manually update. Using the Billing Budgets API you can automate updates and changes with your custom business logic!

Billing Compute Engine May 10, 2021

The Hidden Costs of Google Compute Engine IPs - What you need to know when using more than one network interface in Google Cloud.

Billing Compute Engine April 19, 2021

A working guide to understanding Google Compute Engine Pricing Options — Part 1 - Explaining Compute Engine pricing with Cloud Cost Calculator.

Billing Official Blog April 12, 2021

Have budget notifications come to your favorite comms channels - TL;DR - Rather than wait for budget alert emails, you can use programmatic budget notifications to send budget updates to Slack (as well as anything else you can code).

BigQuery Billing April 5, 2021

How to efficiently manage your BigQuery spend - Discussion on choosing correctly BigQuery billing model.

Billing Cloud Storage Official Blog March 29, 2021

Check, please! Billing in Cloud Storage - So far, we've talked a lot about how to use Cloud Storage—from managing data to optimizing performance, uploading, downloading, and buckets. But there's one important topic that we haven't talked about: the price tag.

Billing Terraform March 22, 2021

How to preserve your innovation speed and your budget with quotas APIs - Cloud billing is a “day-2” priority to limit cost. With quotas API, you can automate limits and preserve your budget.

Billing Official Blog March 8, 2021

Costs meet code with programmatic budget notifications - TL;DR - More than just alerts, budgets can also send notifications to Pub/Sub. Once they're in Pub/Sub, you can hook up all kinds of services to react to them. You can use the information about the budget along with some code to do just about anything.

Billing Official Blog March 1, 2021

Stay informed by customizing your budgets - TL;DR - By default, budget alerts only go to Billing Account Administrators and Billing Account Users. You can easily add up to 5 more custom emails by using a Cloud Monitoring channel. Try to send to groups, not individuals!

Billing Machine Learning Feb. 15, 2021

Seven Tips for Forecasting Cloud Costs (with FB’s Prophet) - Who said that predicting the future is difficult? All you need is a Prophet (and some reliable infrastructure)!

BigQuery Billing Cloud Firestore Feb. 8, 2021

How I spend $500 per day because of a misconfiguration - Sharing so that others don't do similar mistake.

Billing Official Blog Feb. 8, 2021

Avoid cost overruns: How to manage your quotas programmatically - Managing and monitoring the quotas you set on cloud resources can help you avoid unexpected costs.

Billing Cloud Bigtable Official Blog Feb. 8, 2021

A primer on Cloud Bigtable cost optimization - Check out how to understand resources that contribute to costs and how to think about cost optimization for the Cloud Bigtable database.

Billing Feb. 8, 2021

Iris 3: Automatic labeling for cost control - Major improvements for your favorite Google Cloud resource labeller — including PubSub and CloudSQL support.

Billing Feb. 8, 2021

Budgets: Setting up a Budget - Overview of budgets on GCP and how to set them.

BigQuery Billing Feb. 8, 2021

Inner workings of Harness’s Cloud Billing Data Ingestion Pipeline - Data pipeline to consume billing data on GCP.

BigQuery Billing Jan. 25, 2021

BigQuery cost optimization - Tips to reduce BigQuery costs.

AWS Billing Serverless Jan. 25, 2021

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) vs. Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the Hobbyist - A look at the free tiers on these platforms and how they compare.

BigQuery Billing Jan. 11, 2021

Reducing BigQuery production cost by 70% with Flex Slots - Reducing BigQuery costs.

Billing Jan. 4, 2021

Understand the management of Google Cloud Costs - An overview of different pricing types on GCP.

Billing Dec. 21, 2020

Billing reports and Saved Cost Views - Try out Saved Cost Views to create and share custom views from the Google Cloud billing reports page.

Billing Cloud Run Firebase GCP Experience Dec. 14, 2020

We Burnt $72K testing Firebase + Cloud Run and almost went Bankrupt [Part 1] - Story of what led to an unexpected bill.

Billing Cloud Run Firebase GCP Experience Dec. 14, 2020

We Burnt $72K testing Firebase - Cloud Run and almost went Bankrupt [Part 2] - Story of what led to an unexpected bill.

Billing Official Blog Nov. 30, 2020

Money matters: Automating your Cloud Billing budgets - Cloud Billing’s new budgeting and automation capabilities make it easier to create, track and enforce custom budgets across Google Cloud.

Billing Data Science Nov. 30, 2020

Isolating trends in public cloud costs using time-series analysis - AWS or Google Cloud costs can be often somewhat confusing and it’s hard to “cut through the noise” to see what really matters.

BigQuery Billing Data Studio Oct. 26, 2020

BigQuery Detailed Dollar Costs Report - Extracting BigQuery query costs.

BigQuery Billing Sept. 28, 2020

Monitoring your BigQuery costs and reports usage with Data Studio - Simple and effective dashboard. With actual report names, users and labels. Handy template included.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Monitoring Sept. 28, 2020

How to move from on-demand pricing to reservations in BigQuery - Translating the slot usage graph into workload management.

BigQuery Billing GCP Experience Sept. 28, 2020

Managing Costs Efficiently With BigQuery - Handling the growth of data and users in BigQuery.

Billing Compute Engine Sept. 7, 2020

GCP — Cost savings with CPU overcommit - Using CPU overcommits in Sole Tentant Node.

Billing Aug. 17, 2020

Google Cloud Platform: Resource Labeling Best Practices - The best practices for applying and using labels on your GCP resources.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Monitoring Java Aug. 17, 2020

Big Data in Google Cloud — Cost Monitoring (part III) - Implementing cost monitoring system for BigQuery.

Big Data BigQuery Billing Aug. 10, 2020

Big Data in Google Cloud — Cost Monitoring (part II) - The article explains how to analyze Billing data in BigQuery in order to get insights about most expensive queries etc.

BigQuery Billing Aug. 10, 2020

Demystifying BigQuery reservations - Learn ho to mix flat-rate and on-demand pricing.

Billing Official Blog July 27, 2020

Giving you better cost analytics capabilities—and a simpler invoice - Google Cloud Console features cost management tools to help financial operations (FinOps) teams analyze and predict their organization’s cloud costs.

Billing Cloud Datastore Cloud Monitoring July 27, 2020

The hidden costs of Datastore - Datastore export costs don’t show up in Monitoring. Here’s how to set up real-time alerts to better keep track of export costs.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes July 20, 2020

How to reduce the cost of your GKE clusters — and other GCP services… - Cost optimization recommendations regarding GKE.

BigQuery Billing Public Datasets July 6, 2020

BigQuery Cost and Performance Optimization - Demonstrating on BigQuery public dataset on how to reduce query price.

Billing Official Blog July 3, 2020

11 best practices for operational efficiency and cost reduction with Google Cloud - Our new eGuide examples how fundamental IT changes like migrating on-premises workloads to the cloud can reduce costs, increase agility, and pay ROI dividends down the line.

App Engine Billing Serverless July 3, 2020

Don’t Accept the Defaults! How to Reduce Costs with Google App Engine Autoscaling - Getting higher performance at lower costs by modifying the default values to match the workload of your service for App Engine workloads.

Billing Cloud SQL Official Blog June 29, 2020

More value for less with Cloud SQL committed use discounts - Cloud SQL on Google Cloud database instances now have a committed use discount, applicable to MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server.

Billing GCP Experience June 22, 2020

How Gcloud’s billing issue caused a business shutdown for one day - Solving a sudden increase in charges ob GCP.

Billing June 22, 2020

Optimize Cloud Use While Reducing Costs - 5 best practices that allow you to optimize cloud usage and reduce bills on GCP.

Billing Monitoring Official Blog June 15, 2020

Using Recommenders to keep your cloud running optimally - The Recommenders displayed the new Recommender Hub provide actionable advice on optimizing your Google Cloud environment.

Billing Official Blog Serverless June 15, 2020

Optimizing for long-term cost management in fully managed applications - These general optimizations can increase the overall efficiency of your fully managed serverless applications and reduce your overall bill. Learn now.

BigQuery Billing Data Analytics Official Blog June 1, 2020

Effectively using BigQuery Reservations - Cloud data warehouse BigQuery Reservations is a platform for cost and workload management.

BigQuery Billing Data Analytics Official Blog June 1, 2020

Optimize BigQuery costs with Flex Slots - Try Flex Slots in cloud data warehouse BigQuery to save costs when running jobs or workloads such as querying large tables.

BigQuery Billing Data Analytics Official Blog June 1, 2020

Choosing between BigQuery on-demand and flat rate pricing - Tips on using your BigQuery cloud data warehouse efficiently and saving costs with both on-demand and flat-rate pricing models.

Billing Official Blog June 1, 2020

Operate more efficiently and reduce your costs with the cloud - We’re sharing the solutions and best practices we’re finding to be the most helpful for businesses, whether they’re recovering, adjusting, or building for the future.

Billing Cloud Dataflow Data Analytics Official Blog May 25, 2020

Predicting the cost of a Dataflow job - Estimate the cost of batch and streaming analytics service jobs in Google Cloud’s Dataflow.

Billing Official Blog May 18, 2020

Cloud cost optimization: principles for lasting success - Learn organizational principles that can help you run your cloud environment efficiently and cost effectively.

Billing Security May 11, 2020

Google Cloud Best Practices: 2020 Roundup - A list of 17 recent articles on best practices consisting of different tips and tricks to help you fully utilize and optimize your Google Cloud environment.

Billing Cloud Dataproc Data Analytics Official Blog May 4, 2020

Optimize Dataproc costs using VM machine type - Try optimizing big data clusters from Spark, Hadoop, and Presto with fully managed Dataproc. Choosing VMs wisely can save on Dataproc costs.

App Engine Billing Cloud Functions Cloud Run Official Blog Serverless May 4, 2020

Managing cost and reliability in fully managed applications - Learn simple tasks and checks you can perform to both minimize downtime and mitigate unexpected costs for your serverless applications.

Billing Data Analytics Official Blog April 27, 2020

Best practices for optimizing your cloud costs - Following these best practices will help optimize your cloud costs to the needs of your business, so you can get through these unpredictable times.

Billing Compute Engine April 6, 2020

How to Use Google Preemptible VMs to Get 80% Savings - FAQ about using preemptible VMs on GCP.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Logging Stackdriver April 6, 2020

Exporting BigQuery usage logs to… BigQuery - A brief article that describes how to setup Logs export to BigQuery and how to query BigQuery related data.

Billing March 16, 2020

Managing Billing Permissions in Google Cloud - The article goes through basic steps to set up a billing account, permissions, etc.

Billing Cloud Resource Manager IAM March 9, 2020

Google Cloud Tips and Tricks: Understanding the Resource Hierarchy - Overview of Resources Hierarchy with tips and tricks to use more efficiently.

Billing Google Cloud Platform March 2, 2020

4 Ways to Get Google Cloud Credits - Learn how to get started on Google’s Cloud Platform for free.

Billing Networking Official Blog Dec. 9, 2019

Networking cost optimization best practices: an overview - An overview of how to manage Google Cloud networking costs.

Billing Compute Engine Dec. 9, 2019

GCP announces - No more free external IPs. Estimate your future costs. - A script to calculate the total price for external IPv4 addresses based on pricing from January 1st, 2020.

Billing Nov. 25, 2019

Inside your cloud bill: where is the money going? - Getting billing info for GCP project.

AWS Billing Oct. 14, 2019

AWS vs Google Cloud Pricing — A Comprehensive Look - Comparison of AWS and GCP pricing.

BigQuery Billing Sept. 30, 2019

Snitching on expensive Google BigQuery queries - A simple tool that checks and alerts if some BigQuery query passes a certain threshold in terms of cost.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes Sept. 16, 2019

Mistake that cost thousands (Kubernetes, GKE) - How used instance type in Google Kubernetes Engine cluster affects billing.

App Engine Billing Sept. 16, 2019

Optimizing your App Engine instances for maximum throughput - How some tweaks helped to cut down over 40% of App Engine costs.

Billing Official Blog Aug. 19, 2019

Shining a light on your costs: New billing features from Google Cloud - Cloud cost management gets easier with new billing features from Google Cloud, including improved visibility, flexibility, and data export.

Billing Aug. 19, 2019

How to become a Cloud cost-control guru on GCP - Cloud computing costs are difficult to grasp. Most of us have just given up on trying to understand clearly where all the cost figures on…

Billing Compute Engine Official Blog June 10, 2019

More choice, less complexity: New Compute Engine pricing options on tap - Compute Engine committed use discounts now apply to many more resources, and you can make capacity reservations in anticipation of spikes in demand.

Billing March 25, 2019

Setting Budget and Alerts for your Google Cloud project - The article explains budget alerts and how to set them.

BigQuery Billing March 18, 2019

Reconcile Your Monthly GCP Invoice with BigQuery Billing Export - Getting correct billing information from billing exports to BigQuery.

Billing Compute Engine Feb. 18, 2019

How to Analyze Google Cloud Committed Use Discounts - Google Cloud Committed Use discount program for customers that are willing to “commit” to a certain level of usage of the GCP Compute Engine.

Billing Kubernetes Feb. 4, 2019

Better Cost Control in Kubernetes - Optimisation of deployments, and reviewing costs to ensure that we have well optimised usage of resources in Kubernetes.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Jan. 7, 2019

Cutting costs on Kubernetes Cluster (GKE)— Concepts Applied - Using Preemtible VMs on GKE to reduce costs.

Billing Dec. 17, 2018

Cost Management - Collection of tools for monitoring, controlling, and optimizing your costs.

Billing Cloud Functions Dec. 3, 2018

Capping costs on GCP for many projects with a budget for many months - Tracking billing info for project.

Billing Oct. 29, 2018

Getting Started on GCP: Billing Accounts - Understand Billing Accounts on Google Cloud Platform.

Billing Official Blog Oct. 8, 2018

Whitepaper: The guide to financial governance in the cloud - Importance of financial governance controls and the role these controls play in increasing the predictability of cloud costs.

Billing July 16, 2018

Predict your future costs with Google Cloud Billing cost forecast - Availability of a new cost forecast feature for Google Cloud Billing to know costs trends and how much you are projected to spend.

Billing July 16, 2018

Breaking down Google Cloud costs by location (or anything else!) - Article explains tools to use to label GCP resources so their use can be collected and visualised.

Billing July 2, 2018

Google Cloud Platform Cross Org Billing - How to use same billing account across multiple organizations.


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