A Single Database View Cost Me $50/Day for Months.


Our SQL Server monitoring product, SQL ConstantCare®, uses Amazon Aurora on the back end. I blogged about our choice of database back in 2018, and at the time, I said:

I know, I know. The Microsoft geek in you – and me – wants us to use SQL Server on the back end, but here’s the deal: SQL Server is not self-managing or cheap. (After all, you and I make very good livings keeping SQL Server up and running, right?) Whenever possible in this product, I wanted to use something inexpensive that somebody else managed for us.

Well, like anything