Cost — the neglected Data Team KPI

Why cloud should change the way data teams think about cost

Before cloud, the cost of running a data product had minimal focus. Infrastructure costs are generally ignored — it didn’t cost any more to run another product. Until you hit the capacity limits and an upgrade was required.

Cloud cost as first class KPI for data teams

To enable Data teams to own and manage their operational costs they need visibility on how their data products are being used. Data product analytics can track usage and spend to determine when usage, value and cost start to diverge.

A healthy report which consistent usage over time
A dead report. The data set being generated for this report is wasted spend.

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