Posted On: Dec 15, 2022
Starting today, customers of Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection in Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD, and in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet will be able to define percentage based thresholds when configuring their alerting preferences. Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection is a cost management service that leverages advanced machine learning to identify anomalous spend and root causes, so customers can quickly take action to avoid runaway spend and bill shocks. The percentage-based alerting configuration enables customers to capture the anomalous spend dynamically rather than having to estimate an absolute Yuan amount.
To setup Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection, customers configure cost monitors and define when and how to receive alerts. Up until today, customers have only had the option to specify a fixed-monetary threshold (difference between actual and expected spend) set their chosen alerting threshold criteria. With percentage-based thresholds customers will have even more flexibility and choice when to be alerted based on their needs. Customers can now set rules like “send me an alert when the anomaly’s impact is 25% higher than the expected amount” or “send me an alert when the anomaly’s impact is over ¥200 AND/OR the impact is 30% higher than the expected amount”.
Percentage-based thresholds for Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection is available in all Amazon Web Services commercial regions, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. You can get started with this new features using the Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection console or programmatically via the public APIs at no additional cost. To get started with percentage-based thresholds in Amazon Cost Anomaly Detection,vplease visit our documentation.