Tag: Billing

AI Billing Data Analytics June 10, 2024

How We Halved Our Data Pipeline Costs Using Applied AI - A digital marketing agency built a data pipeline using Google Cloud Platform to ingest data from various marketing APIs into BigQuery for analysis. To optimize processing costs, they applied a hill climbing algorithm with a logarithmic probability function to each job, finding the optimal chunk size for faster and cheaper processing. This resulted in a 50% reduction in processing costs within a month of deployment.

Billing FinOps Official Blog May 20, 2024

Elevate your FinOps strategy: Optimize with FinOps hub, now GA - FinOps hub enables you to supercharge your FinOps practices and optimize costs with intelligent insights and actionable recommendations. Rightsize resources, reduce waste, and rate optimization with committed use discounts (CUDs), so you can invest those savings directly into innovation. FinOps hub is now generally available.

AWS Billing Cloud Storage Infrastructure May 13, 2024

Billed for unauthorized requests? Google Cloud Storage vs. AWS S3 - Can unauthorized access to Google Cloud Storage lead to unexpected bills?

BigQuery Billing May 13, 2024

How to save 90% on BigQuery storage - Tips to reduce BigQuery costs.

Billing Cloud Data Fusion April 22, 2024

Cloud Data Fusion: Tracking Pipeline Spend - TL;DR Using cluster labels in compute profiles is a great way to track spend at a pipeline level.

BigQuery Billing FinOps Official Blog March 25, 2024

BigQuery customers save up to 54% in TCO compared to alternative cloud data platforms - A report from TechTarget’s Enterprise Strategy Group.

Big Data BigQuery Billing dbt Feb. 11, 2024

Reducing BigQuery Costs by 100–200x with dbt Incremental Models - Reducing costs for dbt models in BigQuery.

Billing FinOps Google Kubernetes Engine Official Blog Jan. 22, 2024

Introducing granular cost insights for GKE, using Cloud Monitoring and Billing data in BigQuery - With Cloud Monitoring metrics in BigQuery (now in Preview), you can combine billing data with resource utilization metrics, empowering you to perform detailed analyses in BigQuery.

Billing DevOps FinOps Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes Jan. 22, 2024

Optimizing Your Google Kubernetes Engine Costs — Part 2: The Bin Packing Problem - This article explores the bin packing problem in Kubernetes with special reference to GKE.

Billing FinOps Networking Official Blog Jan. 15, 2024

Cloud switching just got easier: Removing data transfer fees when moving off Google Cloud - Google Cloud customers who wish to stop using Google Cloud and migrate their data to another cloud provider and/or on premises, can take advantage of free network data transfer to migrate their data out of Google Cloud.

Billing FinOps Infrastructure Jan. 15, 2024

How to reduce your Google Cloud Compute Engine Bill by 50% with Committed Use Discounts — Part 1 - Only about 20% of the Google Cloud users I speak with have a Committed Use Discount Strategy.

BigQuery Billing FinOps Jan. 15, 2024

Ultimate Guide to Saving Time and Money with BigQuery - Whether you’re a seasoned data professional or just beginning to explore the capabilities of BigQuery, this guide is crafted to provide you with practical, actionable insights to enhance your experience and efficiency.

BigQuery Billing Official Blog Dec. 3, 2023

Cost management in BigQuery: how to control spending with budgets and custom quotas - Managing BigQuery costs with budgets and custom quotas.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes Nov. 27, 2023

How to change Kubernetes PVC storage class & decrease the size - About optimising Kubernetes Persistent Volume costs.

Billing FinOps Official Blog Nov. 20, 2023

Demystifying Cloud Pricing - Shedding some light on the cloud pricing models that apply to all major cloud service providers (CSPs), not just Google Cloud, and how you can use these insights to understand more about how you’re using your cloud platform.

AlloyDB Billing Official Blog Oct. 30, 2023

Save up to 52 percent on your database compute costs with AlloyDB committed use discounts - By committing to a consistent amount of compute usage for a one- or three-year period, you can get deep discounts: a 25% discount for a one-year commitment and a 52% discount for a three-year commitment.

Billing GKE Autopilot Kubernetes Oct. 30, 2023

Estimating the Cost of Kubernetes Deployment on GKE Autopilot - Predicting the Cost of Your Kubernetes Deployment Prior to Cloud Migration.

Billing DevOps Terraform Oct. 9, 2023

TIL — “Vampire Power” In Google Cloud? - How to removed a billed resource “Networking Service Directory Registered Resource", in an empty project and how to remove it.

BigQuery Billing FinOps GCP Experience Oct. 9, 2023

How to reduce your BigQuery costs? - 4 practical examples within the Modern Data Network from BlaBlaCar, Nickel, Toucan Toco and Libeo.

Billing FinOps Sept. 25, 2023

GCP Billing & Cost Management - A summary of GCP billing & cost management, related tools and some strategies.

BigQuery Billing Official Blog Sept. 18, 2023

Reducing BigQuery physical storage cost with new billing model - As customers scale data warehousing in the cloud with BigQuery, cost optimization becomes crucial for scalable data storage in the cloud.

Billing Compute Engine Official Blog Sept. 18, 2023

How Compute Engine future reservations can help you get the capacity you need - With future reservations, you can easily request Compute Engine capacity in advance of a planned or expected scale-up event.

Billing FinOps Infrastructure Sept. 18, 2023

Optimizing Costs of Google Kubernetes Engine - How we decreased 75% of our production GKE cluster costs.

Billing Official Blog Aug. 28, 2023

Keep a closer eye on Google Cloud costs with new Budgets for project users - Now, Google Cloud project users can easily create budgets and stay on top of their cloud spend, and Project Owners can receive timely alerts.

Billing Official Blog Aug. 21, 2023

Optimizing your cloud costs is even easier with Committed Use Discount recommendations - New Committed Use Discount (CUD) recommendations can help you find new cost-saving opportunities for resource-based and Flexible CUDs.

Billing Cloud Bigtable Official Blog Aug. 21, 2023

Increase your availability and maximize your Bigtable spend with committed use discounts - With new Cloud Bigtable committed use discounts, you can get up to a 40% discount on Bigtable compute capacity.

Billing Official Blog Aug. 14, 2023

Using Google Cloud’s new Pricing API - Now in public preview, the new Google Cloud Pricing API builds on the Catalog API and opens up multiple possibilities for pricing and cost analysis.

Billing Official Blog Prometheus Aug. 14, 2023

Improved cost visibility and 60 percent price drop for Managed Service for Prometheus - We’ve dropped pricing for samples ingested into Managed Service for Prometheus by 60%, and improved our metrics management interface.

Billing Data Science GCP Experience Python Aug. 14, 2023

Taking 5 Minutes To Make These Tweaks Reduced My GCP VM Costs From $110 to $30 A Month - Understand Google Cloud Platform pricing, VM configurations and virtual environments to save > $700 a year.

Billing Aug. 7, 2023

How to set hard payment/spending/cost limits for Google Cloud Platform projects - This article explains how to configure and test a hard spending limit for the Google Cloud Platform.

Billing Google Maps Platform July 31, 2023

Unexpected Google Maps API charges - How it happened, how to solve it, lessons learned.

Billing Cloud Functions Monitoring July 24, 2023

Streamlining GCP Budget Alerts: Introducing a New Micro Service for Slack Integration - Application that posts Budget alerts to Slack channel.

Billing July 24, 2023

FinOps Challenges in Google Cloud Platform - This article discusses the challenges posed by financial operations in Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and provides strategies for managing expenses effectively.

Billing Official Blog July 17, 2023

Buy or build? A Framing Up FinOps case study on advanced reporting - When UKG decided it needed to clarify the organization’s cloud costs, they formed a FinOps team and began reporting on their Google Cloud spend.

BigQuery Billing July 10, 2023

Calculating Spend for Autoscaling Reservations in BigQuery Editions - This blog post will walk through understanding your BigQuery autoscaling slot usage to determine how much is being spent on extra slots.

Billing Official Blog July 3, 2023

Unlocking cloud cost optimization: A guide to Google FinOps Resources - Simple resources for beginning your cloud FinOps journey to maximize value and ROI from your IT.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Official Blog July 3, 2023

Sharing the inaugural State of Kubernetes Cost Optimization report - The first ever State of Kubernetes Cost Optimization report presents large-scale quantitative research on anonymized data from Kubernetes clusters.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Kubernetes July 3, 2023

Reducing GKE production costs - A few tips to reduce GKE costs.

Billing Official Blog June 26, 2023

Build better budgets using folders and organizations - Your cloud resource hierarchy, and associated budgets for cost management, enable you to track and control how much you spend.

Billing June 26, 2023

GCP — small things — big savings - A few things to lower your GCP bill.

BigQuery Billing June 19, 2023

Don’t Lose Your Billing History: Preserve Historical Data during a Billing ID Change - This guide explains how to preserve your historical billing data while changing the billing ID.

Billing Cloud Dataflow Official Blog June 19, 2023

A guide for understanding and optimizing your Dataflow costs - Learn how to understand your costs for Dataflow batch and streaming data processing, then learn how to evaluate and optimize your Dataflow pipelines.

BigQuery Billing Storage June 19, 2023

Estimate Your BigQuery Storage Cost - Have you been using BigQuery as a data warehouse to retrieve data using Structured Query Language (SQL)?

BigQuery Billing Cloud Functions Document AI Official Blog Serverless June 12, 2023

From Receipts to Riches: Save Money w/ Google Cloud & Supermarket Bills - Part 2 - Upload receipts and invoices, analyze with Document AI and classify into categories to understand where the dollars are going.

Billing Official Blog June 5, 2023

FinOps from the field: How to build a FinOps roadmap - A FinOps Assessment Workshop with Google Professional Services can help answer the question of how to get started, build a plan and a roadmap.

Billing Official Blog May 22, 2023

When they go closed, we go open – Google Cloud and open billing data - Google Cloud partnered with the FinOps Foundation on FOCUS, a Linux Foundation project, to establish an open specification for cloud billing data.

Billing Official Blog May 8, 2023

Framing up FinOps: All about Google Cloud billing tools - In this recap of the latest Framing up FinOps podcast, learn how cloud billing tools can help inform and optimize your Cloud FinOps practice.

Billing Monitoring May 8, 2023

Minimize Cloud Outage Risk By Proactively Monitoring Your Quotas - Protect your cloud investment from unplanned outages and costs by leveraging GCP’s Quota Monitoring Solution (QMS).

Billing Official Blog May 8, 2023

From receipts to riches: Save money w/ Google Cloud & supermarket bills - Part 1 - Doc AI, Cloud Functions, BigQuery, Datastore, Storage and Logging work together to help you understand where your money goes.

Billing Official Blog May 1, 2023

6 simple ways to avoid cloud spending stress - Tools, methods and strategies to view, consolidate and optimize your cloud billing data.

Billing Compute Engine Official Blog SAP May 1, 2023

Committed use discounts for RHEL and RHEL for SAP now available on Compute Engine - Committed use discounts (“CUDS”) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux are now available on Compute Engine, delivering up to 24% on RHEL subscription costs.

Billing Cloud Memorystore Official Blog May 1, 2023

Optimize your savings with Memorystore committed use discounts - Committed use discounts for Memorystore allow you to save 40% of the on-demand price and are fungible across both Redis and Memcached instances.

BigQuery Billing Data Analytics Official Blog April 24, 2023

Track your cloud costs with BigQuery for easy analysis - With Billing export to Cloud Storage going away, you can easily track costs using BigQuery direct reporting.

Billing Official Blog April 24, 2023

Framing up FinOps: How to optimize your cloud costs on Google Cloud - Recommendations from several Google Cloud cost-optimization experts.

BigQuery Billing April 24, 2023

Fine-Tuning BigQuery Costs: Best Practices and Advanced Techniques - Exploring a range of strategies and techniques for optimizing your usage and minimizing expenses.

Billing Cloud Monitoring DevOps Official Blog SRE April 17, 2023

How to identify and reduce costs of your Google Cloud observability in Cloud Monitoring - A cost savings guide for Cloud Monitoring.

BigQuery Billing April 17, 2023

Our BigQuery Cost Reduction Journey - A description of BigQuery cost reduction.

Billing Official Blog April 10, 2023

Framing up Cloud FinOps: 3 questions, answered - Common questions about Cloud FinOps include what is it, how do you scale it, and how to get started in your organization.

BigQuery Billing April 10, 2023

Some Things to Know About BigQuery Editions - An overview of new BigQuery pricing options.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Storage April 10, 2023

How we mapped out USD 15K+ cost reduction per Month for our Cloud Data Platform - Tracking and monitoring BigQuery costs.

BigQuery Billing Data Analytics Visualization April 10, 2023

How to Monitor BigQuery Usage and Costs on GCP with Interactive Visualizations in Looker Studio - Five visualizations that provide comprehensive insights into BigQuery usage and costs.

BigQuery Billing April 10, 2023

Let’s cost optimization with new BigQuery pricing - Example of estimating new BigQuery costs on existing data.

BigQuery Billing Data Analytics Official Blog April 3, 2023

New BigQuery editions: flexibility and predictability for your data cloud - New BigQuery pricing editions and autoscaling let you choose the right price-performance for your workloads, and pay for only what you use.

BigQuery Billing April 3, 2023

BigQuery Editions and What You Need to Know - Comprehensive Guide to the Changes on BigQuery Compute from BigQuery Editions Announcement.

BigQuery Billing April 3, 2023

Compressed storage pricing - This blog is part of a larger series of articles covering the recent announcement of BigQuery Editions.

Billing Cloud Composer April 3, 2023

Reduce your Cloud Composer bills (Part 2) - Use Scheduled CICD pipelines to shut down environments and restore them to their previous state.

Billing Cloud Composer March 27, 2023

Reduce your Cloud Composer bills - Using Environment Snapshots to reduce Cloud Composer billing.

Billing Resources Manager Visualization March 13, 2023

Effortlessly Visualize GCP Resources Hierarchy and Billing Data with Sunburst Diagrams - The goal of this article is to explore the use of a Sunburst diagram as a way to combine GCP Billing data and Resources Hierarchy into a single, user-friendly visual representation.

Billing Infrastructure March 6, 2023

Learning more about FinOps on Google Cloud - A collection of useful resources to learn more about FinOps on Google Cloud and how to get started.

Billing GKE Autopilot Kubernetes Serverless March 6, 2023

GKE Autopilot cost efficiency - This blog post tries to answer the question: Is GKE Autopilot more cost-effective than GKE Standard?

Billing NodeJS March 6, 2023

Kill Switch For Google Cloud Platform - Out-of-control cloud computing becomes very expensive very quickly . Here Kill Switch Comes in handy.

Billing Official Blog Feb. 20, 2023

Introducing new cloud services and pricing for ultimate flexibility - We’re offering new ways for customers to consume and pay for Google Cloud services that remove barriers to entry and provide contractual flexibility.

Billing Feb. 20, 2023

Watch out for that Cloud spend! - 5 steps to establish a FinOps practice.

Billing Official Blog Feb. 6, 2023

You get what you pay for: Principles for designing a chargeback process - As part of your Cloud FinOps implementation, here are best practices for designing effective chargeback processes in Google Cloud.

BigQuery Billing Feb. 6, 2023

BigQuery pricing setup for a multinational company - Setting up and using BigQuery flat rate pricing model.

BigQuery Billing Feb. 6, 2023

How we cut ~95% cost for analytics reporting and what we have learned - Calculating and optimizing BigQuery costs.

BigQuery Billing Data Science Feb. 6, 2023

FinOps: Four Ways to Reduce Your BigQuery Storage Cost - Don’t overlook the cloud storage cost.

Apache Beam Billing Cloud Dataflow Feb. 6, 2023

Dataflow cost optimization for streaming and batch workloads - Tips for optimizing Dataflow workloads.

Big Data BigQuery Billing Storage Feb. 6, 2023

How BigQuery Physical Storage works - Calculating which BigQuery billing model for storage to use.

BigQuery Billing Jan. 30, 2023

Understanding BigQuery billing and optimizing it - An in-depth overview of BigQuery billing.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Jan. 16, 2023

GKE Cost Optimization: 10 Steps For A Lower Cloud Bill In 2023

BigQuery Billing Jan. 9, 2023

BigQuery Optimizations (Part 1) - Primer on BigQuery Cost and Performance Optimizations.

BigQuery Billing Jan. 9, 2023

BigQuery Optimizations (Part 2) - Primer on BigQuery Cost and Performance Optimizations, second part.

Billing Infrastructure Dec. 5, 2022

Introduction to FinOps on Google Cloud - Cloud FinOps is becoming increasingly important: why does it require a new way of thinking and how can you start?

Apigee Billing Official Blog Nov. 21, 2022

6 ways to optimize your API management costs with Apigee - APIs are a critical driver in transition to cloud and digitalization. However in the current economy, optimizing costs is of paramount importance. Use Apigee to minimize your API management costs and maximize value.

BigQuery Billing Nov. 14, 2022

Reducing BigQuery Costs: How We Fixed A $1 Million Query - Tips from Shopify Engineers to lower costs in BigQuery.

Billing Cloud Operations Compute Engine Infrastructure Official Blog Nov. 7, 2022

Flexible committed use discounts — a simple new way to discount Compute Engine instances - You can use new flexible committed use discounts (CUDs) across multiple VM families and regions and get 28% off one year and 46% off 3 years.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Pub/Sub GCP Experience Terraform Nov. 7, 2022

90% cost saving using Terraform to create BigQuery subscriptions to read from PubSub - Architectural changes to reduce costs for BigQuery data ingestion.

Billing Cloud Logging Official Blog SRE Oct. 24, 2022

Cloud Logging pricing for Cloud Admins: How to approach it & save cost - How, where and when pricing is incurred in Cloud Logging, Google’s observability solution to manage Logs. It also covers our recommendations to save and optimize cost.

Billing Compute Engine Infrastructure Official Blog Oct. 24, 2022

Rethinking your VM strategy with Spot VMs - Learn more about the availability, key features and usage of the new Spot VMs on Google Cloud.

Billing Infrastructure Machine Learning Networking Official Blog Oct. 24, 2022

How ML-fueled recommendations help developers optimize security, price-performance, and carbon reduction - Learn about what’s new in Google Cloud’s ML-powered intelligence service Active Assist from several Next ’22 breakout sessions.

Billing Compute Engine Infrastructure Official Blog Oct. 10, 2022

New Google Cloud Spot VM price reductions: Up to 11% off already discounted - New, lower prices available on Google Cloud Spot VMs.

Billing Cloud Run Cloud SQL Oct. 3, 2022

Reduce your Google Cloud Spend - How to set up and use committed discounts for Cloud Run and Cloud SQL.

BigQuery Billing Data Science Oct. 3, 2022

7 Cost Optimization Practices for BigQuery - Things you can do to keep the cost of BigQuery lower.

Billing Cloud Run GCP Experience Google Kubernetes Engine Sept. 12, 2022

Migrating Resizin from GKE to Cloud Run - A use case of migrating from GKE to Cloud Run.

Billing Compute Engine Official Blog Aug. 22, 2022

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) with 24/7 support - now available with Committed Use Discounts - SLES Committed Use Discounts (CUDs) are now available on Google Cloud, and can help you save significant costs on your SLES licenses.

Billing Infrastructure Aug. 22, 2022

Using Google Services ? Switch to GCP for cost savings and better performance !! - Reducing (networking) costs with changes in architecture.

Billing Official Blog July 4, 2022

Billing info is at your fingertips in the latest Cloud Console mobile app - You can check your bill, credit usage and forecasts in the latest version of the Cloud Console mobile app.

Billing Official Blog June 27, 2022

Understanding and analyzing your Google Cloud costs - Looking for more details on your cloud costs? Here's a quick overview of three ways to understand and further analyze your costs.

Billing Monitoring June 20, 2022

Proactive budget alerting in Google Cloud - Configure budget alerts to proactively monitor usage patterns and find potential anomalies using Budgets, Pub/Sub, Cloud Functions, BigQuery.

Billing June 20, 2022

Google Cloud — Billing Budgets and Alerts - An overview of Budget alerts.

Billing Compute Engine Infrastructure June 13, 2022

Commitment/Reservation expiry alerts on GCP - Implementation with a multi-cloud environment is gaining momentum with reduced complexities and seamlessly managed services as prime….

Billing Official Blog June 6, 2022

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 Machine Learning Vertex AI May 30, 2022

How to reduce your ML model inference costs on Google Cloud - Reducing your costs at least by half can be so easy, 4 steps I regularly recommend to companies.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Dataflow May 16, 2022

A guide to auditing Cloud Dataflow jobs cost via BigQuery billing export - Analyzing Cloud Dataflow job costs in BigQuery billing export.

Billing April 25, 2022

Maximize your cloud investment with FinOps on Google Cloud - This article focuses on the operational framework and cultural principles of implementing Cloud FinOps which is based on the FinOps whitepaper published by Google Cloud.

BigQuery Billing Cloud Dataflow April 4, 2022

FinOps for data pipelines on Google Cloud Platform - Keeping costs of the streaming and batch pipelines on Google Cloud Platform under control.

Billing Cloud Storage Infrastructure Networking Official Blog March 21, 2022

Unlock more choice with updates to Google Cloud’s infrastructure capabilities and pricing - Google Cloud is adjusting infrastructure product and pricing structure to give customers more choice in how they pay for what they use.

Billing Official Blog March 7, 2022

Customizing time ranges for budgets in the console - The Google Cloud Console now allows you to configure custom time ranges for your budgets!

BigQuery Billing GCP Experience Feb. 21, 2022

How foodpanda reduced 45% of our BigQuery cost with reservations slots - Pros and cons of different BigQuery pricing models offered and sharing tips on how to get started.

Billing Google Kubernetes Engine Official Blog Feb. 14, 2022

Know more, spend less: how GKE cost optimization insights help you optimize Kubernetes - Using the GKE cost optimization insights feature can help you discover optimization opportunities across your Google Kubernetes Engine environment.

BI Engine BigQuery Billing Workflows Feb. 14, 2022

Reduce your BigQuery bills with BI Engine capacity orchestration - Orchestrating BI Engine reservations by dynamically changing allocation size based on usage using Cloud Workflows to lower BigQuery costs.

Billing Official Blog Dec. 13, 2021

5 key metrics to measure Cloud FinOps impact in your organization in 2022 and beyond - Measuring impact of Cloud FinOps across the organization including cloud enablement, cost allocation, financial forecasting, cost optimization, and automation.

Billing Dec. 6, 2021

It’s time for you to save money on your GCP spending, don’t you think? - The sooner, the better.

Billing DevOps Official Blog Dec. 6, 2021

Google Cloud’s 5 ways to create differentiated value in post-merger integrations - The post-merger integration of the new IT estate is likely an important element to delivering added-value. Google Cloud can help with its success.

BigQuery Billing Nov. 22, 2021

How I have optimized BigQuery costs for my company - 8 techniques to reduce your BigQuery bill.

Billing Official Blog Nov. 8, 2021

Google Cloud billing tutorials: Because surprises are for home makeover shows, not your wallet - An overview of Billing tutorials.

BigQuery Billing Networking Oct. 18, 2021

Identifying GCP’s Hidden Network Inter-Zone Egress Costs - Discover how to quickly identify your Inter-Zone Egress costs using a few easy steps and available methods.

Billing Migration Official Blog Oct. 11, 2021

How much can you save by migrating legacy apps to Google Cloud? Forrester does the math - Migrating expensive operating systems and workloads to Google Cloud can help organizations reduce costs while improving performance and uptime.

Billing Cloud SDK DevOps Sept. 20, 2021

Quick Cloud Cost Hygiene in GCP - Reduce cloud cost and improve cloud hygiene by locating and identifying cost impactful resources in Google Cloud Platform using gcloud commands.

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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