Posted On: Jun 29, 2015

Cost Explorer provides you with interactive graphical reports, designed to make it easier for you to view, understand, and control your AWS costs. The data behind these reports is updated daily, so that you can view the most up-to-date information about your costs.

With the introduction of forecasts in Cost Explorer, you can now view your forecasted costs (up to three months in the future) alongside historical costs in Cost Explorer. You can forecast cost data at the aggregate level (i.e., “all spend”) or by any of the dimensions on which you can filter costs within Cost Explorer, including Linked Account, Service, Tag, Availability Zone (“AZ”), Purchase Option (e.g., Reserved), and/or API Operation.

To get started, simply navigate to the Cost Explorer link under the Billing and Cost Management dashboard. To learn more about forecasting in Cost Explorer, please refer to the Cost Explorer User Guide.