Posted On: Aug 17, 2022

Starting today, customers of AWS Cost Anomaly Detection will see a new interface in the console, where they view and analyze anomalies and their root causes. AWS Cost Anomaly Detection monitors customers’ spending patterns to detect and alert on anomalous (increased) spend, and to provide root cause analyses.

The main benefits from this update are:

  • Clearer separation between the sections in the Anomaly Details page that detail the identified anomaly and its potential underlying root causes
  • Information on both the date where an anomaly was first identified and where it was last observed in the anomaly history sections of the Overview and Monitor Details pages
  • An explicit on-screen error message calling out permission gaps in the Activate IAM Access setting of the root user (instead of a generic error message)
  • Updated link to the relevant FAQ page in instances where no root causes are identified for a given anomaly

For more details, visit the Cost Anomaly Detection documentation.