Amazon SQS cost allocation tags - Amazon Simple Queue Service

Amazon SQS cost allocation tags

To organize and identify your Amazon SQS queues for cost allocation, you can add metadata tags that identify a queue's purpose, owner, or environment. This is especially useful when you have many queues. To configure tags using the Amazon SQS console, see Configuring cost allocation tags for an Amazon SQS queue (console)

You can use cost allocation tags to organize your AWS bill to reflect your own cost structure. To do this, sign up to get your AWS account bill to include tag keys and values. For more information, see Setting Up a Monthly Cost Allocation Report in the AWS Billing User Guide.

Each tag consists of a key-value pair that you define. For example, you can easily identify your production and testing queues if you tag your queues as follows:

Queue Key Value
MyQueueA QueueType Production
MyQueueB QueueType Testing

When you use queue tags, keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • We don't recommend adding more than 50 tags to a queue. Tagging supports Unicode characters in UTF-8.

  • Tags don't have any semantic meaning. Amazon SQS interprets tags as character strings.

  • Tags are case-sensitive.

  • A new tag with a key identical to that of an existing tag overwrites the existing tag.

  • Tagging actions are limited to 30 TPS per AWS account. If your application requires a higher throughput, submit a request.

For a full list of tag restrictions, see Quotas.