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Spot instances – Running for 100+ days without termination

Paddy Raghavan 28th Feb, 2017 3 Comments

What are Spot Instances? Spot instances are deeply discounted instances provided by AWS at 80-90% cheaper rates when compared to on-demand instances. Performance wise, spot instances are comparable to on-demand instances. However, spot instances work on demand-supply economics and if outbid the instance would be taken immediately (with a 2 min termination notice) CMPUTE is

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How to Run your Production Web Applications on AWS Spot Instances

Vijay Olety 15th Nov, 2016 0 Comments

Spot Instances are great. They are cheap and offer up to 90% savings over On-Demand Instances. By design, they can be taken away at any time. “How would you then run Web / App tier on Spot Instances?” is the million-dollar question that needs an answer. In this post, I will delve into its details.

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Lower Your EMR costs by leveraging AWS Spot Instances

Vijay Olety 08th Nov, 2016 2 Comments

We live in the Data Age! Web has been growing rapidly in size as well as scale during the last 10 years and is showing no signs of slowing down. Statistics show that every passing year more data gets generated than all the previous years combined. Moore’s law not only holds true for hardware but

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AWS Spot Fleet: A Neat Feature To Help You Get Started with Spot Instances

Vijay Olety 01st Nov, 2016 4 Comments

Spot Instances are slowly but surely gaining traction with the enterprise AWS users. Who would want to lose out on a potential savings of up to 90% over On-Demand costs? Not me. Neither should you. In this post, I will explain the basics of Spot Fleet and how it eases the use of native Spot

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AWS Spot Instance Termination Notices: How to make the best use of it ?

Vijay Olety 18th Oct, 2016 3 Comments

Spot Instances have gained popularity and continue to do so at a rapid pace. However, they come with their own set of complexities and challenges. Mitigation plans, if not in place, lead to application downtime and cost you dear. Common strategies include – Never launching all Spot Instances of a single instance type Launching at

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How to run Large Transcoding Jobs on AWS using Batchly

Anjali Panwar 26th Jul, 2016 0 Comments

With the advent of internet streaming and VOD platforms, the need for video transcoding has skyrocketed in the last few years. VOD platforms usually require the content to be available in various video resolutions and bitrates to ensure playability across multiple devices and connection speeds. This requires transcoding of the source content, which is very CPU intensive and

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Run Large Load Testing Jobs 90% Cheaper using JMeter on AWS

Rahul Prasad 25th Jul, 2016 0 Comments

JMeter app on Batchly Platform enables dev and QA teams to run highly scalable load testing for websites, mobile, api and software products. Given below are the steps to get started. Step 1:  Login to your Batchly Console Application (your-domain.batchly.net) using registered Email Id and Password. Step 2:  You will be redirected to Batchly Dashboard.

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Steps to create IAM access for Batchly

Rahul Prasad 18th Jul, 2016 0 Comments

Batchly provides a easy way to add your AWS account. All it needs is for you to provide your AWS Master Key and Access Key and Batchly automatically creates a separate IAM access with privileges to launch EC2 instances (Spot and On-demand) and monitor these instances. However, if for some reason, you don’t want to provide your AWS

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How to run Video Transcoding (FFMpeg) Jobs in AWS using Batchly

Rahul Prasad 11th Sep, 2015 0 Comments

Video processing (transcoding, encoding, transsizing) workloads are extremely resource hungry and often require high CPU server farms which are complex to run and maintain. Instead of making these capex investments which will only be utilized Batchly can be used to run these jobs as per schedule or on-demand at a fraction of the cost. This

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How To Run Your Image Processing Jobs on AWS (And Save Time & Money)

Rahul Prasad 04th Jun, 2015 0 Comments

Image processing is a method to convert an image into digital form and perform some operations on it, in order to get an enhanced image or to extract some useful information from it. Some of the common image processing tasks we’ve come across are format converstions (PNG to JPG, TIFF to JPG etc), thumbnail generation

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