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Apply Financial Governance to Control Your Cloud Data Management Environment

Published: 22 August 2018

ID: G00332642

Analyst(s): Rick Greenwald, Adam Ronthal


Data and analytics leaders using cloud-based data management solutions are often surprised by cost overruns. A comprehensive approach combining proactive, reactive and product-specific measures is essential for predictable budgeting for cloud data management environments.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Apply Proactive Budgeting Measures to Cloud Deployments at Both Master Account Level and Individual Project Level
  • Manage Excessive or Exceeded Budgets by Defining Reactive Strategies to Control Costs
    • Reactive Actions
    • CSP Frameworks to Accommodate Reactive Controls
  • Explore Product-Specific Financial Controls and Guardrails to Gain Finer Control Over Cloud Spending and Cost Overruns
    • Examples of Native CSP Product Features Applicable to Financial Governance
    • Examples of ISV Product Features Applicable to Financial Governance

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