The evolution of the cloud in the last decade has radically simplified infrastructure deployment. Undoubtedly, major providers like AWS, Azure, GCP, Alibaba Cloud have removed entry barriers for developers to either launch a new product or to scale infinitely. However, no software company can keep scaling without taking a look at the cost of infrastructure as a percentage of its revenue.
Many companies today are struggling with cloud costs eating up a significant portion of their gross margins. In this conference, we will discuss the tools, techniques and best practices for monitoring and controlling cloud costs.
- Best practices for monitoring and auditing cloud costs.
- Techniques and design choices for controlling cloud costs.
- Case studies and experience reports.
- CTOs and VP engineering of startups in the growth phase, who are expecting their cloud costs to go up in the near future; interested in case studies and tools.
- Engineering Manager of a large organization who is interested in controlling the costs for their division; interested in case studies and tools.
- Senior engineers who are interested to know about architectural choices and how they affect the cloud costs.
If you are interested in speaking at the conference, submit your talk idea here. The editors - Anand C and Raghdip Panesar - will review your talk description and give feedback.
Guidelines for speaking, speaker honorarium policy, and travel grant policy details are published here.
This conference is curated by Anand Chitipothu and Raghdip Singh Panesar.
Anand has been building software, managing servers and infrastructure for over two decades. He has curated the Scaling from First Principles series of discussions with Rootconf.
Raghdip is Staff Engineer - Network at Google. Prior to joining Google Raghdip spent nine years at Flipkart as network architect and senior staff engineer.
This is a community-funded conference. It will be held in-person. Attendance is open to Rootconf members only. Support the conference with a membership to join. If you have questions about participation, post a comment here.
Sponsorship slots are open for:
- Cloud providers who want to evangelise their efforts on optimizing the costs of cloud, and showcase customer success stories.
- Tool providers.
- Companies seeking tech branding for hiring.
Email sponsorship queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost-effective SQL server: Making the best out of relational databases
Udaan has grown from being a b2b e-commerce marketplace to being a logistics, warehousing, credit, data analytics company, and more. As a result, it houses more than 50+ databases catering to different domains.
Over the last 2 years, I’ve been involved in improving the state of databases at Udaan. We managed to cut down around 70% of the cost while catering to the increase in depth and breadth of the business. Doing that, I’ve had so many lessons and built diagnostics scripts & tools to run lean eventually.
- Cloud offering specific optimizations - choosing the right offering
Agenda: To help choose between serverless/provisioned, elastic pool, business-critical vs general purpose vs hyper-scale. Local disk vs network disk.
- Role of database maintenance
Agenda: Rebuilding, reorganizing, updating index statistics, redundant index analysis, and removal.
- Understanding indexes and choosing the right one
Agenda: IO vs storage tradeoff, clustered vs unclustered, order and specificity of columns, key lookups and included columns, conditional indexes, overlapping and duplicate indexes,
- Leveraging Snorql and tools
Agenda: How we took a tool-first approach to solve the above problems.
We built a diagnostics and optimization tool to save our cost and time and decided to open-source this. And how to leverage this tool to do optimizations without being a hardcore DBA.