Cloud Analytics Platforms

Cloud Analytics Platforms Overview

What is a Cloud Analytics Platform?

Cloud analytics platforms are a cost management software that increase an organization's insight and management capabilities over cloud resource usage, and budgets allocated to cloud services. As IT and cloud service infrastructures become more complex, governance and optimization of spending become more difficult. The cloud analytics platform is dedicated to solving this problem by providing clarity into costs and resource usage so those in charge of a company's finances can make informed decisions.

Many cloud products have built in analytics feature. As cloud infrastructures grow, businesses need to pull in data from multiple different sources and analyze their entire infrastructure, this is the ideal use case for cloud analytics platforms. The more cloud products a business uses, the more they can benefit from the cohesion a cloud analytics platform can bring.

Cloud Analytics Platforms Features & Capabilities

Cloud analytics platforms include a variety of features to help businesses analyze cloud platform performance and resource usage. Some of the most common features included in these platforms are listed below.
  • Operational analytics

  • Data visualizations

  • Data import/export

  • Data storage

  • Analytics reporting

  • Dashboard creation


Pricing for cloud analytics platforms depends on the size and complexity of the organizations cloud infrastructure, as well as the feature needs of the business. Most vendors require businesses to reach out for a quote, but offer a limited trial that businesses can use to test out the platform before making a purchasing decision.

Cloud Analytics Products

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Coupa Unified Spend Suite is a solution for procurement, invoicing, expenses, sourcing, inventory, contract lifecycle management, budgets, analytics, etc.
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Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.
CenturyLink Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog)
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CenturyLink® Cloud Application Manager (formerly AppFog) is a cloud-agnostic application and infrastructure management platform with integrated Managed Services. The centralized platform manages workloads across on-premises and third-party cloud environments, allowing for greater scaling and transpa…
Cloudyn is the cloud analytics platform from the Israeli company of the same name.
SoftwareONE PyraCloud
SoftwareONE headquartered in Switzerland offers PyraCloud, their application for managing software licenses and renewals and cost associated to software, as well as perform cloud analytics to determine usage as well as optimal allocation and purchase of cloud resources.
Certero for Cloud
Certero for Cloud is a cloud asset management application providing full visibility of cloud applications and designed to optimize cloud asset usage and reduce wasted spend.
BMC Helix Cloud Cost
BMC Helix Cloud Cost is a cloud expense management solution that optimizes cloud resource costs, eliminating wasted spend and budget over-runs.
HPE Greenlake (Cloud Cruiser)
HPE Greenlake is an as-a-service offering that delivers on-demand capacity and planning, combining the agility and economics of public cloud with the security and performance of on-premises IT. HPE Greenlake subsumes the former Cloud Cruiser (later named HPE Consumption Analytics) which was acquired…
Azure Cost Management
Microsoft's Azure Cost Management tracks resource usage and manages costs across all your clouds with a single, unified view, and access rich operational and financial insights to make informed decisions.
Jamcracker Cloud Analytics
Jamcracker Cloud Analytics provides visibility into your cloud costs across your organization for a better cloud cost management. By providing a multi-dimensional view of cloud usage and expenses, it helps you take prompt and efficient decisions about your cloud cost. It provides meaningful cloud co…
Cleanshelf in San Francisco is an enterprise intelligence solution designed to cut excess SaaS spending by identifying unused subscriptions and wasteful plans.
Snow for SaaS
Snow for SaaS provides Snow Software's discovery, inventory and consumption tracking for detailed insight into SaaS application usage and spend, alongside on-premises technologies. It is designed to bring IT and financial leaders reliable data, providing the insight they need for budgeting, forecast…
CloudZero is a cost tool that pulls in both billing and resource data from across an AWS account, then runs it through a data normalization and machine learning engine to automatically group costs and surface insights. Instead of spending time building dashboards and setting budget thresholds, Cloud…
Wavefront by VMware
Wavefront is a metrics monitoring service for cloud and application environments with observability and analytics tools designed to enable DevOps functions at SaaS companies where scale, performance, and reliability are essential to their business. It was developed by the company of the same name in…
Apptio Cloudability
Cloudability is a cloud analytics platform for cloud cost control developed the company of the same name in Portland, acquired and now supported by Apptio (May 2019).
Performance Canvas Financials
Performance Canvas Financials is a complete and cloud-based financial planning and analysis software.This cloud reporting, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation and KPI management software is designed to be installed and set up in just 5 minutes. It is suitable for small to large organizations and h…
Densify is a cloud optimization and control product. It balances infrastructure supply and application demand to maximize efficiency and cost savings.
StratoZone in Schaumberg offers a modular suite of cloud computing analytics and migration support technologies, including StratoProbe analytics, StratoBeam migration management tool, the StratoGuard security module, StratoBase cloud management and monitoring solution, and the StratoBazaar cloud mar…
Flexera Cloud Management (RightScale)
Flexera Cloud Management (formerly RightScale, acquired by Flexera in 2018) is a cloud governance, management, and cost optimization platform, featuring RightScale Optima for cloud cost control and optimization. The original RightScale Multi-Cloud Platform was developed by RightScale in Santa Clara…
Centilytics, an Intelligent cloud management platform, serves as a governance, security & optimization tool to save unnecessary cloud spend with a 360-degree visibility. According to the vendor, it pinpoints loopholes in the cloud infrastructure to put the resources into optimum utilization and …
AWS Trusted Advisor
AWS Trusted Advisor is an online tool that provides users real time guidance to help provision resources following AWS best practices. Trusted Advisor checks help optimize AWS infrastructure, increase security and performance, reduce overall costs, and monitor service limits. Whether establishing ne…
NetApp Cloud Manager (formerly OnCommand Cloud Manager)
NetApp Cloud Manager (formerly OnCommand Cloud Manager) delivers a central point of control for Data Fabric endpoints—on-premises and in the cloud. It can be used to monitor the cost of ONTAP-based storage in the cloud, and to deliver configuration and deployment of both ONTAP Cloud for Amazon Web S…
Spot Cloud Analyzer
Spot's Cloud Analyzer is designed to allow users to gain comprehensive operational insights with cost and usage analysis into cloud deployments. With it, users can detect irregular cloud spend and identify the root cause for immediate remediation. With Cloud Analyzer, the vendor states users receive…
AWS Compute Optimizer
AWS Compute Optimizer recommends optimal AWS Compute resources for workloads to reduce costs and improve performance by using machine learning to analyze historical utilization metrics. Over-provisioning compute can lead to unnecessary infrastructure cost and under-provisioning compute can lead to p…