AWS Infrastructure Cost Optimization


Project goals:

  • Analyze the client’s cloud-based infrastructure, consisting of AWS EC2, Fargate and RDS services
  • Analyze the services’ resource usage from different angles and find opportunities to optimize costs


  • RDS (Oracle and SQL server), Fargate, EC2 CPU/Memory/IO usage has been analyzed – to propose more optimal instance sizes
  • A shutdown policy has been implemented to save resources during off-hours
  • Savings plan has been implemented to optimize the costs of the existing resources
  • RDS Oracle and MS SQL Server SQL queries have been optimized to lower the actual CPU/Memory usage


  • AWS EC2
  • AWS Fargate
  • Oracle Database
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • Windows Server


  • 80 hours

Project team:

  • Senior Oracle DBA
  • Senior MS SQL Server DBA
  • Senior AWS Architect


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Managing Director, Amos

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