This topic describes the process of cost optimization.

Enterprises must continually optimize their costs on MaxCompute in response to the changes in big data. You can reference the following process for cost optimization:
  1. Before you use MaxCompute, make sure that you fully understand the billing methods, accurately estimate the resources that you require, and then select an appropriate billing method. For more information, see Select a billing method.
  2. To reduce costs when you use MaxCompute, optimize the resources that are used for data computing, storage, uploads, and downloads. For more information, see Optimize computing costs, Optimize storage costs, and Optimize the costs of data uploads and downloads.
  3. View your bills in a timely manner. Analyze any exceptions in the bills and perform optimization. For more information, see Manage costs.