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Spot vs On-Demand: Which is better in a highly variable environment?

Vijay Olety 12th Oct, 2016 2 Comments

Be honest: Hasn’t this question crossed your mind often? I am sure it has because it has crossed mine. What’s the answer then, you ask? I would always say: “Go for Spot!” In this post, I will explain how to make the best choice between on-demand and spot in a highly variable Amazon Web Services

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Fine grained User Access to Batchly using CloudFormation Template

Rahul Prasad 29th Sep, 2016 0 Comments

Though Batchly did not store the user credentials in our database, enterprises were asking us for a fine grained user role to restrict access to the resources started and managed by Batchly. We are pleased to announce this feature launch on the Batchly platform. To start using Batchly, you are required to create a role

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AWS Spot Instances – 4 Points To Consider On Instance Type Support

Paddy Raghavan 27th Sep, 2016 One Comment

Spot Instances are sort of the Easter eggs of AWS. Spot Instances offer deeply discounted compute capacity where one should bid (at a certain price) and procure an instance. Spot Instances can offer up to 90% savings compared to on-demand instance costs (yeah – even lower than RIs) and should hence be a part of

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NEW: Batch.ly Now Offers Automatic Support for Amazon Web Services Reserved Instances

Paddy Raghavan 23rd Aug, 2016 2 Comments

Starting today, Batch.ly enables AWS users to fully realize their purchased RI utilization potential and gain the ultimate in AWS performance and cost by better distributing workloads to spot and smart-sized EC2 instances. Reserved Instances – the more you know, the better you perform Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 Reserved Instances (RI) allows you to

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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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5 Little Known Facts About Spot Instances

Rahul Prasad 19th Jul, 2016 0 Comments

Spot Instances are deeply discounted compute capacity that can provide up to 90% savings over On-demand instances. In other words, for the same budget you get 2-10x times the compute capacity. This is  lucrative for enterprises running compute intensive workloads such as video transcoding, big data analytics (Hadoop, Spark processing), log analysis and other batch

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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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Survey reveals more than 25% of SF participants spend upwards of $25K/mo on AWS

Jags Raghavan 08th Jul, 2016 0 Comments

Cost is a major factor for scaling and maintaining production ready environments over AWS. In our effort to better understand how AWS users forecast and optimize their infrastructure spend, we surveyed active AWS users in the San Francisco Bay area. Here are a few highlights that we learned in our “2016 AWS Cost Optimization Survey

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Run your EMR workloads with 80% savings

Paddy Raghavan 08th Apr, 2016 2 Comments

Enterprise adoption of AWS has been consistently increasing. One of the major areas where AWS is being extensively used is in the Hadoop / EMR space. Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR) is a web service that uses Hadoop, an open- source framework, to quickly & cost-effectively process vast amounts of data. Getting started with EMR is fairly straightforward.

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