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SaaS COGS: What To Consider In Your Cost Of Goods Sold

It can be challenging to translate complex engineering concepts to business leaders. If you frame things well, though, you can have more productive conversations that lead to greater alignment between engineering and the rest of the business. With that in mind, I’d like to share some of my recommendations for discussing cost with your leadership team — and hope it might help you have stronger cost conversations.

Amazon ECS Vs. EKS Vs. Fargate: The Complete Comparison

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides more than 200 services. Among those, Amazon Elastic Compute Service (ECS), Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS), and AWS Fargate help deploy and manage containers. Choosing between these services can be challenging. They seem similar on the surface (and are all popular). But each offers unique benefits and limitations. In this guide, we compare the three services, discussing the best use cases for each, and helping you choose the best fit for your business.

Netflix Architecture: How Much Does Netflix's AWS Cost?

In 2022, Netflix’s video streaming service had almost 231 million subscribers, up from 26 million in 2011. Revenues for the Los Gatos giant topped $31 billion in 2022 alone. Netflix also welcomed a startling 7.66 million paid subscribers in Q4, 2022, beating the 4.5 million subs expectations. On the earnings call, CFO Spenser Neumann said that the company wouldn’t be in the business if they didn’t believe it would return more than 10% of the revenue.

The Complete SaaS Pricing Guide In 2024

The software-as-a-service (SaaS) industry is growing rapidly and becoming increasingly competitive. For SaaS companies, establishing a unique competitive advantage is crucial. Implementing a tailored SaaS pricing strategy effectively sets companies apart. This approach not only boosts operational efficiency but also enhances profit margins. Choosing the optimal SaaS pricing strategy requires careful consideration of various factors.

The Ultimate Cloud Storage Pricing Comparison

Syncing files and folders across multiple devices, updating them between remote team members, and sharing them across individuals and teams are all essential aspects of running a modern business. Cloud storage services enable small businesses and enterprises to manage their data on-demand, scalably, and in a largely fail-safe manner. Their cloud infrastructure enables you to store documents, spreadsheets, videos, and other types of data formats online.

Kubernetes Node Vs. Pod Vs. Cluster: What's The Difference?

Kubernetes is increasingly becoming the standard way to deploy, run, and maintain cloud-native applications that run inside containers. Kubernetes (K8s) automates most container management tasks, empowering engineers to manage high-performing, modern applications at scale. Meanwhile, several surveys, including those from VMware and Gartner, suggest that inadequate expertise with Kubernetes has held back organizations from fully adopting containerization.

Myth #4 of Apache Spark Optimization | Manual Tuning

Manual tuning can remediate some waste, but it doesn’t scale or address in-application waste. Watch this conversation to learn why manually tuning your Apache Spark applications is not the best approach to achieving optimization with price and performance in mind. Visit Pepperdata's page for information on real time, autonomous optimization for Apache Spark applications on Amazon EMR and EKS.

Horizontal Vs. Vertical Scaling: Which Should You Choose?

We all want growth, but we often find ourselves unequipped to deal with it. It’s a bit like going to the gym, lifting weights, and seeing real results, only to realize that you no longer fit into your old clothes. Now you have to decide if you want to modify them or buy new clothes. We can use this very simple analogy to understand the differences between horizontal and vertical scaling.

AWS Savings Plans Vs. Reserved Instances: When To Use Each

A decade after launching Reserved Instances (RIs), Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced Savings Plans as a more flexible alternative to RIs. AWS Savings Plans are not meant to replace Reserved Instances; they are complementary. SPs and RIs have some significant differences that make each better suited to specific uses. As an example, while Savings Plans are applicable to both EC2 and Fargate instances, RIs are only applicable to EC2 instances.