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How do I monitor my AWS billing details?

Billing metrics can be collected from AWS by using the Datadog-AWS Billing integration.

Further information on this can be found within the app here: https://app.datadoghq.com/account/settings#integrations/amazon_billing

To begin collecting billing metrics:

  1. Select “Billing” on the AWS configuration tile and include the permission budgets:ViewBudget in your Datadog AWS policy.

  2. Enable billing metrics within the AWS Console.

The following metrics are available using the Datadog-AWS Billing integration:

Name Units Description
aws.billing.actual_spend dollars The actual spending costs for your budget period
aws.billing.budget_limit dollars The spending limit for your budget period
aws.billing.estimated_charges dollars The estimated charges for your AWS usage. This can either be estimated charges for one service or a roll-up of estimated charges for all services.
aws.billing.forecasted_spend dollars The forecasted spending costs for your budget period

For more robust cost monitoring across a number of cloud services in addition to AWS, Datadog supports 3rd-party integration with CloudHealth. This blog post has a more in-depth look at how CloudHealth integrates with Datadog to enable visibility of cost across your hosted infrastructure.

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