Daily usage profile - How AWS Pricing Works

Daily usage profile

You can monitor daily usage for your application so that you can better estimate your costs. For instance, you can look at the daily pattern to figure out how your application handles traffic. For each hour, track how many hits you get on your website and how many instances are running, and then add up the total number of hits for that day.

Hourly instance pattern = (hits per hour on website) / (number of instances)

Examine the number of Amazon EC2 instances that run each hour, and then take the average. You can use the number of hits per day and the average number of instances for your calculations.

Daily profile = SUM(Hourly instance pattern) / 24