Constellation Research: Why Data Warehouses Are Ground Zero for Cloud Cost Optimization
With the current economic uncertainty, spending on public cloud infrastructure and cloud services is facing rising scrutiny.
Many organizations are seeking cloud cost optimization to reduce spend – and no single cloud cost line item tends to stand out more than data warehouse services.
The Constellation Research report examines:
- Cloud cost reduction trends.
- Best practices, processes, and policies for pursuing cloud and cloud data warehouse cost reduction.
- Key points to consider when purchasing cloud data warehouse services and planning deployments.
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Why CFOs Are Eyeing Cloud Spend, and How This is Influencing the Adoption of FinOps
As organizations assess cloud spend optimization, many firms are forming centralized cloud centers of excellence to drive best practices for cloud cost reporting, purchasing, and efficient deployments.
Firms are also empowering ITOps and, increasingly, CFOs and financial operations (FinOps) teams to drive cloud spend costs down.
Data Warehousing Costs: Everything You Need To Know
Once organizations address the big-picture Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) costs of storage, network, and compute, no single cloud cost line item tends to stand out more than data warehouse services.
Why the focus on data warehouse costs? Data warehouses tend to demand more storage, network, and compute capacity than other systems.
Constellation Research 2022 CxO Business Confidence Survey
According to the Constellation Research “2022 CxO Business Confidence Survey,” published in November 2022, CXOs are overwhelmingly planning to spend more on technology in 2023 than they did in 2022.
At the same time, a majority of the survey respondents also expressed concern about future business conditions.
Despite mostly rising tech budgets for 2023, there are clear signs that tech spending – cloud spending in particular – is cooling and facing rising scrutiny.
FinOps as a Cultural Practice and Financial Management Discipline
The rise of FinOps is a positive development for IT and cloud cost control. FinOps teams can bring discipline to technology selection processes and purchase approval processes, reining in unplanned cloud adoption.
Collaboration between FinOps and ITOps will also be essential because wasted cloud spend is most often tied to overestimated product usage, lack of IT policies and enforcement, and poor architectural choices.
Best Practices, Processes, and Policies for Pursuing Cloud and Cloud Data Warehouse Cost Reduction
Download the full report to learn the best practices, tools, and policies to help eliminate waste and optimize cloud expenditures. The report includes keys to consider when purchasing cloud data warehouse services and planning deployments, and how to employ processes and technologies to get the most out of your cloud budgets.
Five Points to Consider When Selecting Data Warehouse Services
Constellation Research suggests five important points to consider when selecting data warehouse cloud services:
- Multi-cloud is a must.
- Serverless/autoscaling is an incomplete answer to cloud cost control.
- Consumption-based pricing is not about saving money.
- Subscription choices give customers flexibility and control.
- There’s no better cost control than resource efficiency.