The first step towards splitting costs is identifying and grouping the cost you'd like to split. Is it a shared database or service, like Snowflake compute or another data lake like RDS? Is it an S3 bucket or EC2 instance used by multiple teams or products?
Whatever this cost is, the simplest path forward is to structure our CostFormation so that this cost exists as an element in a dimension. For example, we have some shared costs in RDS, so we'll update our CostFormation to add a new dimension:
Name: Shared RDS
DefaultValue: Not Shared
- Type: Group
Name: Shared Data Lake
- Source: Service
We now have an element called
Shared Data Lake in our
Shared RDS dimension. This will allow us to reference that cost in a Proportional Allocation Dimension.
Let's move onto the next step and extend our CostFormation.
Updated 24 days ago