With AWS IoT SiteWise, you only pay for what you use with no minimum fees or mandatory service usage. You are charged separately for usage of Messaging, Data Processing, Data Storage, SiteWise Monitor, SiteWise Edge (in preview), and Alarms. This approach provides you with transparency because you only pay for the specific AWS IoT SiteWise resources you use.

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Pricing details

AWS IoT SiteWise Messaging

Messages transport equipment data and computed data to, from, and within AWS IoT SiteWise. Messaging is metered by number of messages ingested and retrieved by querying or publishing. A message can be ingested through an application programming interface (API) – a method that allows two software applications to exchange information, or generated by a computation over equipment data. A message can be retrieved when a property, such as a measurement of a sensor value, is published to AWS IoT Core as a notification, or as a response to a query request.

Messages ingested through the API are metered in 1 KB increments. Messages published to AWS IoT Core are metered in 1 KB increments, and this operation does not incur any additional messaging charges from AWS IoT Core. Messages published in response to an asset property query request are metered for each set of up to 50 property values or every 4KB of data contained in the message, whichever results in a higher count of messages. An interpolated asset property request is used to estimate and retrieve the values of missing data points in stored time series data. Messages published in response to an interpolated asset property query request are metered based on the number of property values retrieved from storage to compute each interpolated value. For example, when using the API to retrieve hourly linearly interpolated temperature data of a pump or a machine over a day, 48 property values will be retrieved from storage using 48 messages to compute 24 interpolated values.

AWS IoT SiteWise Data Processing

You can create production metrics such as Operational Equipment Efficiency (OEE) using mathematical and statistical computations in AWS IoT SiteWise. Data Processed is metered by number of computations run.

Transforms and Metrics: You can use a built-in library of operators and functions in AWS IoT SiteWise to create two different types of custom computations - transforms and metrics. AWS IoT SiteWise continuously computes each transform and metric whenever the underlying data is updated.

Auto-computed Aggregates: AWS IoT SiteWise automatically computes a set of commonly used aggregates such as average, sum, and count over multiple time periods (e.g., 1 min, 1 hour) for equipment data, transforms, and metrics. For each message ingested, these aggregates are metered as a single computation.

AWS IoT SiteWise Data Storage

Once data is in the cloud, AWS IoT SiteWise stores equipment and computed data in a managed time series database which automatically scales with your data usage and storage. AWS IoT SiteWise monitors the size of your storage continuously to determine your storage charges.

AWS IoT SiteWise Data Export

You can export data from AWS IoT SiteWise into Amazon S3. Data from your measurements, metrics, and transforms is exported as S3 objects periodically from AWS IoT SiteWise to Amazon S3. You will be charged for the number of S3 objects created or updated by AWS IoT SiteWise to export your data.

Additional charges apply for storing exported data in Amazon S3 and for PUT requests made against your Amazon S3 bucket. For more information about these charges, see Amazon S3 pricing.

AWS IoT SiteWise Monitor

SiteWise Monitor provides managed web applications for interacting with operational data from devices and equipment that send data to AWS IoT SiteWise.

AWS IoT SiteWise Edge (Preview)

SiteWise Edge is currently in preview. It provides data collection and processing capabilities in the SiteWise gateway for local applications. SiteWise Edge capabilities are offered through packs.

Data Collection Pack: This pack enables data collection from common industrial data sources and transferring it to the AWS Cloud. You can collect data from OPC-UA servers, Modbus servers, and over EtherNet/IP. You can transfer the collected data to Amazon S3, AWS IoT SiteWise, AWS IoT Core, Amazon Timestream, and Amazon Kinesis.

The Data Collection Pack is free.

Data Processing Pack: This pack enables the processing of the custom computations – transforms and metrics – with AWS IoT SiteWise asset models and visualizing them with SiteWise Monitor web applications on the SiteWise gateway. You can also interact with the data processed locally by the SiteWise gateway using the same REST APIs you use with AWS IoT SiteWise in the cloud.

A Data Processing Pack is charged at $200 per active gateway, per month. A gateway is considered active in a month if it connects to the AWS Cloud to receive SiteWise Edge software configuration updates. The Data Processing Pack is free during preview.

Note, that you will be charged separately for any other AWS services that you use – refer to specific pricing for those services. You will also be charged separately for AWS IoT Greengrass which is used by SiteWise Edge.

AWS IoT SiteWise Alarms

The Alarms feature allows you to set up, visualize and manage rule-based alerts to assess equipment behavior and identify equipment performance issues. Alarms in AWS IoT SiteWise are supported through the Alarms feature of AWS IoT Events. You will incur charges for alarms you create in AWS IoT SiteWise through AWS IoT Events. See AWS IoT Events pricing for details.

You will incur charges in AWS IoT SiteWise for publishing messages to AWS IoT Events that are used to evaluate alarms. You will also incur charges in AWS IoT SiteWise for storing alarm states received from AWS IoT Events.

Pricing examples

  • Example 1

    An industrial production line is sending data to AWS IoT SiteWise in US East (Virginia) region. The production line includes 10 pieces of equipment, each of which reports 1 measurement every second. You configure AWS IoT SiteWise to collect this measurement data and upload to AWS Cloud. The monthly AWS IoT SiteWise charges are estimated as follows:
    Usage Summary
    Messaging
    Number of measurements per equipment = 1 measurement per equipment
    Frequency of message ingestion = 1 message per second per measurement
    Number of messages ingested in a month = 1 message / second / measurement * 1 measurement / equipment * 10 equipment * 86,400 seconds / day * 30 days / month = 25,920,000 messages per month

    Total number of messages ingested per month = 25,920,000 messages per month = 25.92 million messages per month

    Data Processing
    Auto-computed aggregates
    Number of aggregate computations per message = 1 computation per message ingested
    Total number of messages ingested per month = 25,920,000 messages per month
    Total number of aggregate computations per month = 1 computation / message * 25,920,000 messages / month = 25,920,000 computations = 25.92 million computations per month

    Total computations per month = 25.92 million computations per month

    Data Storage
    Equipment data
    Number of measurement messages per month = 25,920,000 messages per month
    Size of each message = 150 bytes per message (assuming each message ingested is 150 bytes)
    Storage per month = 25,920,000 messages per month * 150 bytes / message * 1 GB / (1024^3 bytes) = 3.62 GB per month*

    Auto-computed aggregates
    SiteWise stores all auto-computed aggregates. The storage used by auto-computed aggregates depends on the number of aggregates and time-intervals over which they are calculated. In the example above, six auto-computed aggregates calculated over three time intervals (1-minute, 1-hour, 1-day) will result in 0.37 GB per month of data stored. To learn more about how storage used by auto-computed aggregates is estimated, see this calculator.

    Storage from auto-computed aggregates = 0.37 GB per month*

    Total data stored per month = 3.62 GB (from Equipment data) + 0.37 GB (from Auto-computed aggregates) = 3.99 GB per month*

    * This data reflects the data storage volume at the end of the first month.

    Billing Summary
    Messaging
    Messaging charges = $1.00 per million messages
    Total messaging usage in a month = 25.92 million messages
    Monthly charges for messaging = 25.92 million * $1.00 per million messages = $25.92 per month

    Data Processing
    Data processing charges = $0.50 per million computations
    Total computations in a month = 25.92 million computations
    Monthly charges for computations = 25.92 million computations * $0.50 per million computations = $12.96 per month

    Data Storage
    Total data stored at the end of the month = 3.99 GB per month

    Average storage usage per hour during the month = 1.995 GB*
    Monthly charges for storage = 1.995 GB * $0.30 per GB-month = $0.60 per month**

    *Assuming storage has grown linearly from 0GB to 3.99GB by the end of the month, average storage usage would approximate 1.995 GB.
    **Data that remains in storage from prior billing cycles will continue to be metered and billed accordingly

    Total Monthly Bill
    Monthly AWS IoT SiteWise charges = $25.92 + $12.96 + $0.60 = $39.48 per month

  • Example 2

    On top of example 1, say you now also define 1 custom metric per equipment aggregated over 1-minute interval to monitor the performance. The additional monthly usage and charges are estimated as follows:
    Usage Summary
    Messaging
    Number of metrics per equipment = 1 metric per equipment
    Frequency of messages generated per metric = 1 message / minute / metric
    Number of messages generated in a month = 1 message / minute / metric * 1 metric / equipment * 10 equipment * 1440 minutes / day * 30 days / month = 432,000 messages per month

    Additional number of messages ingested per month = 432,000 messages per month = 0.432 million messages per month

    Data Processing
    Custom metrics
    Frequency of computation per metric = 1 computation / message * 1 message / second / equipment * 1 equipment / metric = 1 computation / second / metric
    Number of computations per metric per month = 1 computation / second / metric * 86,400 seconds / day * 30 days / month = 2,592,000 computations per metric per month
    Number of computations across all equipment per month = 2,592,000 computations / metric / month * 1 metric / equipment * 10 equipment = 25,920,000 computations = 25.92 million computations per month

    Auto-computed aggregates
    Additional number of aggregate computations per month = 1 computation / message * 432,000 messages / month = 432,000 computations = 0.432 million computations per month

    Additional number of computations per month = 25.92 million (from Custom metrics) + 0.432 million (from Auto-computed aggregates) = 26.352 million computations per month

    Data Storage
    Custom metrics
    Additional messages ingested per month = 432,000 messages per month
    Size of each message = 150 bytes
    Additional storage per month = 432,000 messages / month * 150 bytes / message * 1 GB / (1024^3 bytes) = 0.06 GB per month

    Auto-computed aggregates
    Additional storage from auto-computed aggregates on custom metrics = 0.37 GB. To learn more about how storage used by auto-computed aggregates is estimated, see this calculator.

    Additional data stored per month = 0.06 GB (for Custom metrics) + 0.37 GB (from Auto-computed aggregates) = 0.43 GB per month

    Billing Summary
    Messaging
    Additional messaging usage per month = 0.432 million messages
    Additional monthly charges for messaging = 0.432 million messages * $1.00 per million messages = $0.43 per month

    Data Processing
    Additional computations per month = 26.352 million computations
    Additional monthly charges for computations = 26.352 million computations * $0.50 per million computations = $13.18 per month

    Data Storage
    Additional data stored at the end of the month = 0.43 GB

    Average additional storage usage per hour during the month = 0.25 GB*
    Additional monthly charges for storage = 0.25 GB * $0.30 per GB-month = $0.08 per month**

    *Assuming storage has grown linearly from 0GB to 0.43GB by the end of the month, average storage usage would approximate 0.25GB.
    **Data that remains in storage from prior billing cycles will continue to be metered and billed accordingly

    Additional Monthly Bill for custom metrics
    Additional monthly bill = $0.43 + $13.18 + $0.08 = $13.69 per month
  • Example 3

    On top of example 2, say you now also define 1 custom transform per measurement to do unit conversion (e.g., convert temperature from Celsius to Fahrenheit). The additional monthly usage and charges are estimated as follows:

    Usage Summary
    Messaging
    Number of transforms per measurement = 1 transform per measurement
    Frequency of message ingestion per transform = 1 message / second / measurement * 1 measurement / 1 transform = 1 message / second / transform
    Number of messages generated per month = 10 equipment * 1 measurement / equipment * 1 transform / measurement * 1 message / second / transform * 86400 seconds / day * 30 days / month = 25,920,000 messages per month

    Additional number of messages ingested per month = 25,920,000 messages per month = 25.92 million messages per month

    Data Processing
    Custom transforms
    Number of computations per month per transform = 1 computation / message * 1 message / second / measurement * 1 measurement / transform * 86,400 seconds / day * 30 days / month = 2,592,000 computations per month per transform
    Number of computations across all equipment per month = 2,592,000 computations / month / transform * 1 transform / measurement * 1 measurement / equipment * 10 equipment = 25,920,000 computations per month = 25.92 million computations per month

    Auto-computed aggregates
    Additional number of aggregate computations per month = 1 computation / message * 25,920,000 additional messages / month = 25,920,000 computations = 25.92 million computations per month

    Additional number of computations per month = 25.92 million (from Custom transforms) + 25.92 million (from Auto-computed aggregates) = 51.84 million computations per month

    Data Storage
    Custom transforms
    Additional messages ingested per month = 25,920,000 messages
    Size of each message = 150 bytes
    Additional storage per month = 25,920,000 * 150 bytes / (1024^3 bytes/GB) = 3.62 GB per month

    Auto-computed aggregates
    Additional storage from auto-computed aggregates on custom transforms = 0.37 GB. To learn more about how storage used by auto-computed aggregates is estimated, see this calculator.

    Additional data stored per month = 3.62 GB (for Custom transforms) + 0.37 GB (from Auto-computed aggregates) = 3.99 GB per month

    Billing Summary
    Messaging
    Additional messaging usage per month = 25.92 million messages
    Monthly charges for messaging = 25.92 million messages * $1.00 per million messages = $25.92 per month

    Data Processing
    Additional computations per month = 51.84 million computations
    Monthly charges for computations = 51.84 million computations * $0.50 per million computations = $25.92 per month

    Data Storage
    Additional data stored at the end of the month = 3.99 GB
    Average additional storage usage per hour during the month = 1.965 GB*
    Additional Monthly charges for storage = 1.995 GB * $0.30 per GB-month = $0.60 per month**

    *Assuming storage has grown linearly from 0GB to 3.99GB by the end of the month, average storage usage would approximate 1.995.
    **Data that remains in storage from prior billing cycles will continue to be metered and billed accordingly

    Additional Monthly Bill for custom transforms
    Additional monthly charges = $25.92 + $25.92 + $0.60 = $52.44 per month

  • Example 4

    To the Example 3, you now add a dashboard using SiteWise Monitor which shows 10 graphs to help monitor equipment performance. Each graph shows 1 measurement aggregate (aggregated over a 1-minute interval) and 5 of your plant operators monitor these graphs during their 8-hour shifts. The additional monthly usage and charges are estimated as follows:

    Usage Summary
    Messaging
    Your SiteWise monitor dashboard automatically refreshes every 5 seconds to help ensure that you are visualizing data close to real-time. Assuming that you are monitoring graphs over a 1-hour window, whenever the dashboard refreshes, all data points plotted on that 1-hour window get refreshed. So, for each graph showing a 1-minute aggregate, 60 total data points get fetched upon every refresh through messages.  As each of these messages can carry 50 data points, the total messages retrieved can be estimated as follows:

    Number of messages retrieved per refresh per graph = ceiling((60 data points / refresh / graph) / (50 data points / message)) = 2 messages per refresh per graph

    Number of messages retrieved across all graphs per refresh = 2 messages / refresh / graph * 10 graphs = 20 messages per refresh

    Number of messages retrieved across all users per month = (20 messages / refresh) * (1 refresh / 5 seconds) * 3600 seconds / hour * 8 hour shift / day / user * 30 days / month * 5 users = 17,280,000 messages per month

    Additional number of messages retrieved per month = 17,280,000 messages per month = 17.28 million messages per month

    SiteWise Monitor
    Number of unique active users per month = 5 plant operators = 5 users per month

    Billing Summary
    Messaging
    Additional messaging usage from SiteWise monitor per month = 17.28 million messages
    Monthly charges for messaging = 17.28 million messages * $1.00 per million messages = $17.28 per month

    SiteWise Monitor
    SiteWise Monitor charges = $10.00 per active user per month
    Number of active users per month = 5 users
    Monthly charges for SiteWise Monitor = 5 users * $10.00 per active user per month = $50 per month

    Additional Monthly Bill for SiteWise Monitor
    Additional monthly charges = $17.28 + $50.00 = $67.28 per month

  • Example 5

    To extend Example 4, you also add graphs using your custom application. Using your application, you create a dashboard consisting of 2 graphs to monitor your equipment performance. On one of these graphs you are monitoring raw data for your measurement retrieved using the GETAssetPropertyValueHistory API. On the other graph, you are monitoring 5-minute linearly interpolated data for another measurement retrieved using the GETInterpolatedAssetPropertyValues API. Your application refreshes these graphs every 30 seconds and your graphs show data over a 1-hour window. The additional monthly usage and charges are estimated as follows:
    Usage Summary
    Messaging
    For the 1-hour graph showing the raw measurement data, with measurements coming in at 1 data point per second, 3600 total data points get fetched from storage upon every refresh. As each of these messages can carry 50 data points, the total messages retrieved can be estimated as follows:
     
    Number of messages retrieved per refresh = ceiling((3600 data points / refresh / graph) / (50 data points / message)) = 72 messages per refresh
     
    Number of messages containing raw data retrieved per month = (72 messages / refresh) * (1 refresh / 30 seconds) * 3600 seconds / hour * 24 hours / day * 30 days / month = 6,220,800 messages per month
     
    For the 1-hour graph showing the 5-minute linearly interpolated measurement data, 12 interpolated values are returned which means 24 messages (2 messages per linearly interpolated value) get fetched from storage per refresh.
     
    Number of messages containing interpolated data retrieved per month = (24 messages / refresh) * (1 refresh / 30 seconds) * 3600 seconds / hour * 24 hours / day * 30 days / month = 2,073,600 messages per month
     
    Total additional number of messages retrieved per month = 6,220,800 (for graph showing raw data) + 2,073,600 (for graph showing interpolated data) = 8,294,400 messages per month = 8.29 million messages per month

    Billing Summary
    Messaging
    Additional messaging usage per month = 8.29 million messages
    Monthly charges for messaging = 8.29 million messages * $1.00 per million messages = $8.29 per month
     
    Additional Monthly Bill for graphs in your custom application
    Additional monthly charges = $8.29 per month
  • Example 6

    You configure a single SiteWise Edge gateway to monitor performance of a workcell with minimum dependency on the network. The workcell comprises of 10 pieces of equipment. You model equipment in AWS IoT SiteWise with 10 transforms and 2 metrics (of 1-minute interval). You configure AWS IoT SiteWise to compute the transforms and metrics in the gateway, and forward the final result to the AWS IoT SiteWise cloud service for storage. You create a SiteWise Monitor dashboard to view the metrics for the workcell and configure it to run on the gateway.
    Usage Summary
    SiteWise Edge
    Number of packs Used:
    1 Data Collection Pack
    1 Data Processing Pack per month

    Messaging
    Frequency of messages from transforms = 1 message per second per transform
    Number of messages from transforms per month, per gateway = 10 transforms x 1 message per second x 86,400 seconds/day x 30days = 25.92 million messages
    Number of messages from 1-minute metrics results per month, per gateway = 2 metrics x 1440 minutes per day x 30 days = 86,400 messages
    Number of messages ingested into cloud per month. = 25.92 million messages + 86,400 messages = 26.0064 million messages per month
     
    Data Storage
    Size of message from transforms or metrics = 150 bytes per message
    Metrics and transforms data stored in the cloud per month. = Size of message x number of messages per month = 150/1 GB (1024^3 bytes) x 26.0064 M = 3.63 GB per month
     
    Billing Summary
     
    SiteWise Edge = 1 Data Processing Pack x $200 per pack, per month = $200 per month
     
    Messaging = 26 million messages x $1.00 per million messages = $26 per month
     
    Data Storage = 1.815 GB* x $0.03 per GB. Month = $0.05 per month
    *Assuming storage has grown linearly from 0GB to 3.63GB by the end of the month, average storage usage would approximate 1.815 GB.
    **Data that remains in storage from prior billing cycles will continue to be metered and billed accordingly.
     
    Total Monthly Bill
    Monthly AWS IoT SiteWise charges = $200 + $26 + $0.05 = $226.05 per month
  • Example 7

    On top of example 3, you also configure AWS IoT SiteWise to export data from measurements, metrics, transforms, and asset definitions to an S3 bucket in your AWS account. The AWS IoT SiteWise data export charges are estimated as follows:

    Usage Summary

    Data Export

    We will first calculate the number of objects that will be exported for measurements, metrics and transforms. AWS IoT SiteWise creates a new S3 object for each measurement, metric, or transform that has data in the system every 6 hours.

    Number of objects per measurement, metric or transform per month = 1 object / 6 hours * 24 hours / 1 day * 30 days / month
    Number of objects per measurement, metric or transform per month = 120 objects / month

    Total number of objects for measurements per month = 120 objects / measurement / month * 1 measurement / equipment * 10 equipment = 1200 objects per month

    Total number of objects for metrics per month = 120 objects / metric / month * 1 metric / equipment * 10 equipment = 1200 objects per month

    Total number of objects for transforms per month = 120 objects / transform / month * 1 transform / measurement * 1 measurement / equipment * 10 equipment = 1200 objects per month

    Total objects per month = 1200 + 1200 + 1200 = 3600 objects per month


    Billing Summary

    Additional Monthly Bill for data export

    Data export charges = $0.005 per thousand objects
    Total objects exported per month = 3600 objects
    Additional monthly charges for data export = 3600 objects * $0.005 per thousand objects = $0.018 per month

    * Additional charges apply for storing exported data in Amazon S3 and for PUT requests made against your Amazon S3 bucket. For more information about these charges, see Amazon S3 pricing.

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