AWS Billing

🚨 Note that you must be an AWS Admin to setup this Connector.

Importantly, every API call to AWS Cost Explorer cost 0.01USD directly to AWS (we don’t have anything to do with this). For an estimate, we use this Connector ourselves and export daily data for the past 12 months and have an internal cost of β‰ˆ 0.03-0.05USD per day.

πŸ’ͺ Difficulty: advanced

⏳ Time to complete: approx. 10 minutes (if you have AWS Cost Explorer enabled)

πŸ’¬ Description

This Connector extracts all your costs from AWS by day and service (EC2, RDS, etc.) and splits it by 8 different types of costs (unblended, blended, etc.). If you want data dating back more than 365 it will be summarized by month - otherwise it will be daily data.

πŸ€‘ Use Case

This Connection is very helpful for understanding how your deployment costs scale. We use it internally to get a granular cost overview of the production environment of our clients and can track if one particular service begins to scale unexpectedly.

πŸ› οΈ Setup

This setup is definitely complex and we advise that you know what you’re doing. If you didn’t set up AWS internally, we suggest you talk to the person that did. You’re also more than welcome to schedule a call with us on Calendly for help.

Step #1

You have to make sure that you have enabled AWS Cost Explorer. AWS has its own guide here. Alternatively, see below.

1) Go to Billing Dashboard

2) Go to Cost Explorer

3) Click Launch Cost Explorer and wait 24-48 hours before returning to set up the AWS Billing Connector

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