Reduce your AWS X-Ray
costs with these tips

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

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

AWS X-Ray cost saving tips Optimize your AWS X-Ray costs with these tips


Use Sampling

You can configure AWS X-Ray sampling to log a portion of your production traffic. This reduces tracing costs. You need to find a good balance between the sampling rate of your application to facilitate debugging.


Lambda Calls

If you are using AWS X-Ray inside Lambda functions, be aware that you need to factor in the calls to the AWS X-Ray API in your cost calculation. Lambda functions might run slightly longer if they need to access the X-Ray API. Consider using a VPC endpoint.


Consider Alternatives

One cost-effective way to debug your application is with Elastic APM. It also supports Open Telemetry, so you do not have any vendor lock in when you implement the solution. Depending on your budget you could either opt for Elastic Cloud or self-hosted.

Get a free 15-min AWS bill check

I've analyzed hundreds of AWS bills.

Book your no-cost AWS bill check now, no strings attached!

“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!”

John Schrijvers
John Schrijvers
CEO of Dataswitcher

Other AWS cost saving tips We also have tips for the following AWS services

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 AWS X-Ray Service information & pricing

About AWS X-Ray

AWS X-Ray is a dev tool for analyzing, debugging apps, and tracing user requests. It helps identify issues and boost app performance. It allows real-time debug of serverless apps, monitors cloud metrics, provides a full view of requests, and various use cases. It also offers 100k free recorded traces monthly.

↗ More information on AWS website

AWS X-Ray pricing

AWS X-Ray's pricing depends on recorded, retrieved, & scanned traces. Monthly, first 100K recorded and 1M retrieved/scanned traces are free. Additional traces cost $0.000005/recorded, $0.0000005/retrieved or scanned. Each trace is min.100KB, stored for 30 days free. Estimations use request/API call & sampling rates.

↗ More information on AWS website

Customers I worked for over the years:

Exact Online
Airfrance KLM
Troostwijk Auctions