AWS Compute Optimizer

  • A service that recommends optimal AWS resources to reduce costs and improve performance of your workloads.

  • Uses machine learning to analyze historical utilization metrics.

  • You can view findings and recommendations across AWS Regions and accounts.

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  • Generates recommendations for the following resources:

    • Amazon EC2 instances

    • Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling groups

    • Amazon EBS volumes

    • AWS Lambda functions


  • Recommendation preferences are features that you can activate to enhance or augment the recommendations generated for your resources.

    • Enhanced infrastructure metrics – extends the look-back period for utilization metrics analysis to three months.

    • Inferred workload type – identify the effort to migrate workloads from x86-based to Arm-based AWS Graviton instances types.

    • AWS Graviton-based instance recommendations – provides price and performance impact.

  • Delegated Administrator

    • You can delegate a member account in your organization as an administrator.

    • There can only be one delegated administrator per organization.

    • The delegated administrator can do the following:

      • Get and export recommendations

      • Get projected utilization metrics

      • Set recommendation preferences

      • Set member account opt-in status

    • You can use AWS console and CLI to register and remove an account as a delegated administrator.

  • The dashboard allows you to view the optimization findings for your AWS resources across all AWS Regions.

  • You can also export and share your recommendations to an Amazon S3 bucket.


  • You are charged for the enhanced infrastructure metrics per resource.

  • You are charged based on the number of hours the resource runs.


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