Posted On: Mar 28, 2024

Starting today, you can create and configure exports of your billing and cost management data using a CloudFormation template with Data Exports resources and APIs. With CloudFormation, you can use a programming language or simple text file to automate the creation of exports in a secure, efficient, and repeatable way. This allows you to configure full infrastructure stacks for billing and cost management with exports as data inputs to analytics and BI tools like Amazon Athena and Amazon QuickSight. The new resource type available for deployment in CloudFormation is an “Export”.

Customers receive Data Exports CloudFormation support at no additional cost. There may be additional CloudFormation costs depending on your use of the CloudFormation service. You can find the CloudFormation pricing here. Customers can use Data Exports only in the US East (N. Virginia) Region, but can export cost and usage data that covers all AWS Regions except the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions and the AWS China (Beijing and Ningxia) Regions.

To get started with CloudFormation for Data Exports for Billing and Cost Management, visit the AWS Data Exports product details page or see the developer documentation in the AWS CloudFormation user guide. You can access Data Exports by visiting the AWS Billing and Cost Management Console and clicking "Data Exports" in the left navigation bar.

April 2, 2024: This post has been updated to accurately describe the availability of AWS Data Exports in the different AWS regions.