August 2019 Meetup: How to optimize your EC2 costs by upto 90% & scale your application throughput by upto 10x

Aug 2019 meetup features Amazon EC2 Spot Instances

After a very successful AWS Community Day 2019, we are pretty excited to bring back our monthly meetups with a super good session. The event will be held on 31st August 2019 at Locus in 80 ft road, Koramangala.

We have Chakravarthy Nagarajan (popularly known as Chakra), the Spot Specialist SA from AWS talking about Amazon EC2 Spot Instances. You will learn to optimize your EC2 costs by upto 90%, scale your application throughput by upto 10x and build a resilient service.

Amazon EC2 Spot instances are compute instances provided from the spare pooled capacity of On-Demand EC2 infrastructure, offered with low, predictable prices - discounted upto 90% on the On-Demand instance prices - with a caveat of these instances being "interruptible" after a 2 min notification, if Amazon needs to pull back the Spot instances capacity to serve On-Demand customers.

In this session delivered by Spot Specialist teams from Amazon, learn how customers are using EC2 Spot instances - not just as an attractive low cost purchase model for Cloud computing resources - but as an architectural approach to run applications with highly scalable compute resources, while working with instance interruptions to improve the resilience of their application services.

Here you go with the agenda

  • Conceptual Overview Presentation for EC2 Spot instances - 1 hr
  • Hands on Demo of Spot Fleet and ASG - (15 mins)
  • Workload specific Spot integrations - (Auto-Scaling, EMR and Containers) - (30 mins)
  • Pop Quiz, prizes announcement and Wrap up (15 mins)

About the speaker:

Chakravarthy Nagarajan (popularly known as Chakra) is a Spot Specialist SA at AWS since Aug’18. Chakra comes with 18+ years of overall experience - across areas of expertise including HPC and Bigdata. He has implemented and designed over 150+ HPC/BigData clusters in APAC across Industry segments. He has published some interesting white papers on HPC storage and Big Data earlier in his career. On the academic front, he is an International MBA graduate from United Business Institute, Brussels.


2nd Floor, Opposite Regional Passport Office,
80 Feet Rd, Koramangala 8th Block,
Karnataka 560095

Register for the meetup

Please fill up this form to register and help us plan for better logistics

Join the community

Join the AWSUGBLR community - you can find us on our About page. We now have a presence on Slack as well