AWS Cost Explorer Service
Cost Management APIs

Welcome

AWS Cost Explorer Service

The Cost Explorer API allows you to programmatically query your cost and usage data. You can query for aggregated data such as total monthly costs or total daily usage. You can also query for granular data, such as the number of daily write operations for Amazon DynamoDB database tables in your production environment.

Service Endpoint

The Cost Explorer API provides the following endpoint:

  • https://ce.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

For information about costs associated with the Cost Explorer API, see AWS Cost Management Pricing.

AWS Budgets

The AWS Budgets API enables you to use AWS Budgets to plan your service usage, service costs, and instance reservations. The API reference provides descriptions, syntax, and usage examples for each of the actions and data types for AWS Budgets.

Budgets provide you with a way to see the following information:

  • How close your plan is to your budgeted amount or to the free tier limits

  • Your usage-to-date, including how much you've used of your Reserved Instances (RIs)

  • Your current estimated charges from AWS, and how much your predicted usage will accrue in charges by the end of the month

  • How much of your budget has been used

AWS updates your budget status several times a day. Budgets track your unblended costs, subscriptions, refunds, and RIs. You can create the following types of budgets:

  • Cost budgets - Plan how much you want to spend on a service.

  • Usage budgets - Plan how much you want to use one or more services.

  • RI utilization budgets - Define a utilization threshold, and receive alerts when your RI usage falls below that threshold. This lets you see if your RIs are unused or under-utilized.

  • RI coverage budgets - Define a coverage threshold, and receive alerts when the number of your instance hours that are covered by RIs fall below that threshold. This lets you see how much of your instance usage is covered by a reservation.

Service Endpoint

The AWS Budgets API provides the following endpoint:

  • https://budgets.amazonaws.com

For information about costs that are associated with the AWS Budgets API, see AWS Cost Management Pricing.

AWS Price List Service

AWS Price List Service API is a centralized and convenient way to programmatically query Amazon Web Services for services, products, and pricing information. The AWS Price List Service uses standardized product attributes such as Location, Storage Class, and Operating System, and provides prices at the SKU level. You can use the AWS Price List Service to build cost control and scenario planning tools, reconcile billing data, forecast future spend for budgeting purposes, and provide cost benefit analysis that compare your internal workloads with AWS.

Use GetServices without a service code to retrieve the service codes for all AWS services, then GetServices with a service code to retreive the attribute names for that service. After you have the service code and attribute names, you can use GetAttributeValues to see what values are available for an attribute. With the service code and an attribute name and value, you can use GetProducts to find specific products that you're interested in, such as an AmazonEC2 instance, with a Provisioned IOPS volumeType.

Service Endpoint

AWS Price List Service API provides the following two endpoints:

  • https://api.pricing.us-east-1.amazonaws.com

  • https://api.pricing.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com