Reduce your Amazon SQS
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Simple Queue Service cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Simple Queue Service costs with these tips


Right sizing SQS usage

Analyze your usage patterns and adjust your SQS resources, such as number of queues and messages published, accordingly. This way, you only pay for what you need.


Utilize SQS features

Use features like batching and long polling to cut costs. Batching allows you to publish multiple messages in one API call, and long polling reduces the number of empty responses.


Delete unused queues

Regularly review your SQS configuration and remove redundant queues or other unused resources to avoid unwarranted charges. Additionally, tagging queues can help to trace costs.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

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 Simple Queue Service Service information & pricing

About Amazon Simple Queue Service

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed service for microservices and serverless apps. It's cost-effective, requires no upfront payment or software maintenance, and securely handles large volumes of data dependably. It also removes concerns regarding capacity planning or pre-provisioning. AWS Key Management provides a centralized key control, optimizing application reliability and scale to ensure work completion within budget and on time.

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Amazon Simple Queue Service pricing

Amazon SQS offers a Free Tier option where customers can make 1 million requests for free each month. The pricing then varies based on the number of requests, with the first 1 million requests per month being free, prices for 1 million to 100 billion requests per month, 100 billion to 200 billion requests per month, and over 200 billion requests per month. The pricing scales with the number of requests made.

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