EC2 CAPACITY Domain - Amazon Forecast


Use the EC2 CAPACITY domain for forecasting Amazon EC2 capacity. It supports the following dataset types. For each dataset type, we list required and optional fields. For information on how to map the fields to columns in your training data, see Dataset Domains and Dataset Types.

Target Time Series Dataset Type

The following fields are required:

  • instance_type (string) – The type of instance (for example, c5.xlarge).

  • timestamp (timestamp)

  • number_of_instances (integer) – The number of instances of that particular instance type that was consumed at the timestamp. This is the target field for which Amazon Forecast generates a forecast.

The following dimension is optional and can be used to change forecasting granularity:

  • location (string) – You can provide an AWS Region, such as us-west-2 or us-east-1. This should only be used if you're modeling multiple Regions.

Ideally, only these required and suggested optional fields should be included. Other additional time series information should be included in a related time series dataset.

The following fields are required:

  • instance_type (string)

  • timestamp (timestamp)

In addition to the required fields, your training data can include other fields. To include other fields in the dataset, provide the fields in a schema when you create the dataset.