In addition to showing data based on cost or usage, it is also possible to show the cost rate of a unit, meaning the ratio between cost and usage. This functionality is known as the Anodot Cost Rate, which is also accessed in the Cost & Usage Explorer.
Note that when you choose the Rate functionality, you need to select the relevant cost and usage types, as described in the procedure below.
This automatic computing of the cost rate greatly assists in analyzing different types of services that might not necessarily be a straightforward calculation of time/money, but include storage and data transfer solutions. For example, users of EC2 services also use storage solutions like AWS EBS, which is not measurable in hours; similarly, you can use the Rate functionality to compute S3 requests and storage per family type.
To show data based on the cost rate
- Navigate to the Cost & Usage Explorer.
- In the graph view, click the Cost / Usage / Rate button and select Rate. Then select the relevant cost (select one from Unblended, Net Unblended, Amortized, Net Amortized, or Public Cost) and usage (select one from Hours, Requests, Bytes, Other, or Quantity) options from the dropdown lists.
- Click Apply. The graph view is updated with the relevant selections.