aws billing metricsetedit

This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is less mature than official GA features and is being provided as-is with no warranties. Beta features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

You can monitor your estimated AWS charges by using Amazon CloudWatch. When you enable the monitoring of estimated charges for your AWS account, the estimated charges are calculated and sent several times daily to CloudWatch as metric data.

Billing metric data is stored in the US East (N. Virginia) Region and represents worldwide charges. This data includes the estimated charges for every service in AWS that you use, in addition to the estimated overall total of your AWS charges.

This aws billing metricset collects these Cloudwatch metrics for monitoring purposes.

AWS Permissionsedit

Some specific AWS permissions are required for IAM user to collect estimated billing metrics.



The aws billing metricset comes with a predefined dashboard. For example:

metricbeat aws billing overview

Configuration exampleedit

- module: aws
  period: 12h
    - billing
  # This module uses the aws cloudwatch metricset, all
  # the options for this metricset are also available here.


Metric Name

Statistic Method



Supported dimensions for billing metrics: Currency and ServiceName.

This is a default metricset. If the host module is unconfigured, this metricset is enabled by default.


For a description of each field in the metricset, see the exported fields section.

Here is an example document generated by this metricset:

    "@timestamp": "2017-10-12T08:05:34.853Z",
    "aws": {
        "billing": {
            "metrics": {
                "EstimatedCharges": {
                    "max": 0
        "cloudwatch": {
            "namespace": "AWS/Billing"
        "dimensions": {
            "Currency": "USD",
            "ServiceName": "AmazonSNS"
    "cloud": {
        "account": {
            "id": "428152502467",
            "name": "elastic-beats"
        "provider": "aws",
        "region": "us-east-1"
    "event": {
        "dataset": "aws.billing",
        "duration": 115000,
        "module": "aws"
    "metricset": {
        "name": "billing",
        "period": 10000
    "service": {
        "type": "aws"