Appendix A: Cost Estimate Breakdown - AI-Driven Social Media Dashboard

Appendix A: Cost Estimate Breakdown

This appendix breaks down the estimated cost to run the AI-Driven Social Media Dashboard solution with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region. Note that this cost estimate breakdown was based on pricing as of the date of publication and is based on the following assumptions.

  • Assumes 10,000 tweets per day; 300,000 per month (on the high end for most companies)

  • Assumes keeping the last year of data

  • Assumes tweets are 24/7 (will be lower in practice, which reduces costs)

Prices are subject to change. For full details, see the pricing webpage for each AWS service you will be using in this solution.


Amazon QuickSight pricing is not included in this estimate since it is dependent on the number of users each company has. Refer to Amazon QuickSight Pricing to determine your estimate.

Service Total Cost/Month
Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose (includes tweet ingest, entities, and sentiment; approximately 2.7 GB/month) $0.08
AWS Lambda (256 MB of RAM allocated for approximately 43,200 invocations per month) $148.74
Amazon S3 (standard bucket) $0.75
Amazon EC2 (t2.medium) $33.41
Amazon EBS (8 GB of GP2) $0.80
Amazon Athena (total load into SPICE per day is approximately 200 MB) $3.65
AWS Secrets Manager (4 secrets for API) $1.60
Total: $189.03