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User Guide (Version 2.0)

Filtering the Data That You Want to View

With Cost Explorer, you can filter how you view your AWS costs by any of the following values:

  • Service

  • Linked Account

  • Region

  • Availability Zone (AZ)

  • Instance Type

  • Usage Type

  • Usage Type Group

  • Tag

  • Include All

  • API operation

  • Platform

  • Purchase Option

  • Tenancy

  • Billing Entity

You can apply multiple filters to look at intersecting data sets. For example, you can use the Linked Account and Services filters to identify the linked account that spent the most money on Amazon EC2.

To filter your data

  1. Open Cost Explorer.

  2. For Filters, choose a value. After you make a selection, a new control appears with additional options.

  3. In the new control, select the items from each list that you want to display in the chart, or begin typing in the search box to have Cost Explorer auto-complete your selection. After you choose your filters, choose Apply.

You can continue refining your cost analysis by using multiple filters, by grouping your data by filter type, and by using the options in the Advanced Options tab.

Combining Filters to Show Data in Common

Cost Explorer displays a chart that represents the data in common to the filters you've selected, which means that you can use filters together to analyze subsets of cost data. For example, if you set the Service filter to show costs related to Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS services, and then select Reserved using the Purchase Option filter, the cost chart shows how much money Reserved instances on Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS cost for each of the three months specified.

Filters and Logical Operations (AND/OR)

When you select multiple filters, and values for each filter, Cost Explorer applies rules that emulate the logical AND and OR operators to your selections. Within each filter, Cost Explorer emulates the logical OR filter to your selection of filter types. In other words, the chart it displays adds the aggregate costs for each item together. Using the previous example, you see bars for both of the selected services, Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS.

When you select multiple filters, Cost Explorer applies the logical AND operator to your selections. In other words, if you use the Services filter and specify Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS costs for inclusion, and then also apply the Purchase Options filter to select a single type of purchase option, you see only the Non-Reserved charges incurred by Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS.

Filter and Group Options

In Cost Explorer, you can filter by the following groups:

  • API Operation

    Requests made to and tasks performed by a service, such as write and get requests to Amazon S3.

  • Availability Zone

    Distinct locations within a region that are insulated from failures in other Availability Zones. They provide inexpensive, low-latency network connectivity to other Availability Zones in the same region.

  • Billing Entity

    The organization that bills the customer for a service. For AWS service charges, AWS is the billing entity. For third party services sold through AWS Marketplace, AWS Marketplace is the billing entity.

  • Instance Typee

    Type of Amazon EC2 instance that you specified when you launched an Amazon EC2 host. The instance type determines the hardware of the computer used to host your instance.

  • Linked Account

    Member accounts in an organization. For more information, see Consolidated Billing for Organizations.

  • Platform

    The operating system that your Amazon EC2 instance runs on. Platform is either Linux or Windows.

  • Purchase Option

    The method you choose to pay for your Amazon EC2 instances, including Reserved Instances, Spot Instances, Scheduled Reserved Instances, and On-Demand Instances.

  • Region

    Geographic areas where AWS hosts your resources.

  • Service

    AWS products. To learn what's available, see AWS Products and Services. You can use this dimension to filter costs by specific AWS Marketplace software, including your costs for AMIs, web services, and desktop apps. See the What is AWS Marketplace? guide for more information.

  • Tag

    Label that you can use to track costs associated with specific areas/entities within your business.

  • Tenancy

    Specifies whether you share an Amazon EC2 RI with another user or not. Tenancy is either Dedicated or Default.

  • Usage Type

    Usage types are the units that each service uses to measure the usage of a specific type of resource. For example, the BoxUsage:c1.medium(Hrs) usage type filters by the running hours of Amazon EC2 c1.medium instances.

  • Usage Type Group

    Usage type groups are filters that collect a specific category of usage type filters into one filter. For example, BoxUsage:c1.medium(Hrs), BoxUsage:m3.xlarge(Hrs), and BoxUsage:t1.micro(Hrs) are all filters for Amazon EC2 instance running hours, so they are collected into the EC2: Running Hours filter.

    Usage type groups are available for Amazon EC2, DynamoDB, and Amazon S3. The specific groups available to your account depend on what services you've used. The list of groups that might be available includes but is not limited to the following:

    • DDB: Data Transfer - Internet (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred to your DynamoDB databases.

    • DDB: Data Transfer - Internet (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from your DynamoDB databases.

    • DDB: Indexed Data Storage

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB that you have stored in DynamoDB.

    • DDB: Provisioned Throughput Capacity - Read

      Filters by costs associated with how many units of read capacity that your DynamoDB databases used.

    • DDB: Provisioned Throughput Capacity - Write

      Filters by costs associated with how many units of write capacity that your DynamoDB databases used.

    • EC2: CloudWatch - Alarms

      Filters by costs associated with how many CloudWatch alarms that you have.

    • EC2: CloudWatch - Metrics

      Filters by costs associated with how many CloudWatch metrics that you have.

    • EC2: CloudWatch - Requests

      Filters by costs associated with how many CloudWatch requests that you make.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - CloudFront (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from your Amazon EC2 instances to a CloudFront distribution.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - CloudFront (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred to your Amazon EC2 instances from a CloudFront distribution.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - Inter AZ

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred into, out of, or between your Amazon EC2 instances in different Availability Zones.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - Internet (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred to your Amazon EC2 instances from outside of the AWS network.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - Internet (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from an Amazon EC2 instance to a host outside of the AWS network.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - Region to Region (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred to your Amazon EC2 instances from a different AWS Region.

    • EC2: Data Transfer - Region to Region (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from your Amazon EC2 instances to a different AWS Region.

    • EC2: EBS - I/O Requests

      Filters by costs associated with how many I/O requests that you make to your Amazon EBS volumes.

    • EC2: EBS - Magnetic

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB that you have stored on Amazon EBS Magnetic volumes.

    • EC2: EBS - Provisioned IOPS

      Filters by costs associated with how many IOPS-months that you have provisioned for Amazon EBS.

    • EC2: EBS - SSD(gp2)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB per month of General Purpose storage that your Amazon EBS volumes use.

    • EC2: EBS - SSD(io1)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB per month of Provisioned IOPS SSD storage that your Amazon EBS volumes use.

    • EC2: EBS - Snapshots

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB per month that your Amazon EBS snapshots store.

    • EC2: EBS - Optimized

      Filters by costs associated with how many MB per instance hour that your Amazon EBS-optimized instances use.

    • EC2: ELB - Running Hours

      Filters by costs associated with how many hours that your Elastic Load Balancing load balancers ran.

    • EC2: Elastic IP - Additional Address

      Filters by costs associated with how many Elastic IP addresses that you have attached to running Amazon EC2 instances.

    • EC2: Elastic IP - Idle Address

      Filters by costs associated with Elastic IP addresses that you have that are not attached to running Amazon EC2 instances.

    • EC2: NAT Gateway - Data Processed

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB that your network address translation gateways (NAT gateways) processed.

    • EC2: NAT Gateway - Running Hours

      Filters by costs associated with how many hours that your NAT gateways ran.

    • EC2: Running Hours

      Filters by costs associated with how many hours that your Amazon EC2 instances ran.

    • RDS: Running Hours

      Filters by costs associated with how many hours that your Amazon RDS databases ran.

    • S3: API Requests - Standard

      Filters by costs associated with GET and all other standard storage Amazon S3 requests.

    • S3: Data Transfer - CloudFront (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred into Amazon S3 from a CloudFront distribution.

    • S3: Data Transfer - CloudFront (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from a CloudFront distribution to Amazon S3 data transfers, such as how much data was uploaded from your Amazon S3 bucket to your CloudFront distribution.

    • S3: Data Transfer - Inter AZ

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred into, out of, or between Amazon S3 buckets in different Availability Zones.

    • S3: Data Transfer - Internet (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred to an Amazon S3 bucket from outside of the AWS network.

    • S3: Data Transfer - Internet (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from an Amazon S3 bucket to a host outside of the AWS network.

    • S3: Data Transfer - Region to Region (In)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred to Amazon S3 from a different AWS Region.

    • S3: Data Transfer - Region to Region (Out)

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB are transferred from Amazon S3 to a different AWS Region.

    • S3: Storage - Standard

      Filters by costs associated with how many GB that you have stored in Amazon S3.