Reduce your Amazon Macie
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Macie cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Macie costs with these tips


Reduced Schedule

Placing Amazon Macie on a less frequently run schedule will decrease your costs. This is because the pricing of Amazon Macie is based on the volume of data scanned. There is a tiered approach, but the price is still $1 per GB scanned until 50TB.


Optimize File Formats

If you use optimized file formats like Apache Parquet or Avro, there is less data transfer needed to Amazon Macie. In addition, it can scan .zip files so it might be worthwhile to zip your files before running an Amazon Macie job.


Consider Alternatives

Feature wise Amazon Macie is quite expensive for the features it provides as a DLP tool. You can consider alternative solutions like Open Raven or DataGuard. These tools also tend to give you better finding information on the PI that it did detect.

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As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Macie Service information & pricing

About Amazon Macie

Use Amazon Macie to detect and secure sensitive data at scale. Benefit from machine learning, data discovery, risk visibility, and automated protection. It's ideal for enhancing data security, compliance, migration, and visibility.

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Amazon Macie pricing

AWS provides pricing for services like bucket inventory, data inspection, and object monitoring, which varies due to factors like number of buckets, data amount inspected, and monitored objects. Examples and FAQs assist customers in understanding the pricing.

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