Understand your Google Cloud or Amazon Web Services Cost or Usage data
Cloud Analytics Reports give you instant visibility into your Google Cloud or AWS costs without having to spend agonizing hours scanning through vendor's bills. Using Cloud Analytics Reports, you'll be able to slice and dice your cloud spend and shine a light on cost & performance optimization opportunities for your organization.
To access your Cloud Reports, click on the "Cloud Analytics" icon on the left-hand side of the page.
By default, CMP provided several preset reports to start with, such as:
Google Cloud Monthly Credits History 12mo
Daily Google Cloud Cost 12mo
Monthly Google Cloud Cost by Service 12mo
Monthly Google Cloud Cost by Project 12mo
Google Cloud CloudSQL Hourly Cost 60d
Trending Up Google Cloud Costs
Click on the "Explore" button on the top-right part of the Cloud Analytics page to begin working on a new ad-hoc Cloud Report. Reports created this way will not be automatically saved unless you give it a name.
If you'd like your report to be automatically saved regardless of whether you give it a name, click on the dropdown arrow next to "Explore" and select "New Report" instead.
A screenshot showing the location of the Explore dropdown menu
Set up your Cloud Report
By default, your report will be in "View Mode". This is a read-only view of your report, where you'll only be able to adjust the Metric, Aggregation, and Chart Type options.
To edit your report, click on the pencil icon on the right-hand sidebar. This will switch you to "Edit Mode" so you can start setting up your report.
Conversely, if you are in Edit Mode, you can switch to View mode by clicking on the eye icon that will appear in place of the pencil icon.
A screenshot showing the location of the Edit Mode button
There are four steps to setting up your cloud report:
Give your Cloud Report a meaningful name
Drag fields to the "Dimensions" and "Breakout Dimensions" sections
Which metric you'd like to measure your selected dimensions by
How you'd like to visualize and display aggregations in your report
The time interval & range for your report
Generate the report by clicking on the "Run" button
After a few seconds, your report will appear, ready for your analysis.
A screenshot showing a Cloud Analytics report
When are the metric amounts (Cost, Usage, etc) for a day counted as "final"?
You can consider numbers “final” for 3 days after the date. With that in mind, there is really no SLA for this and numbers can change any time if there are corrections or delays that needs to be applied.
Are the reports back-filled/updated, and at what frequency?
Cloud Analytics data and reports are updated hourly.
What timezone are Cloud Analytics Reports based on?
Data coming from Google Cloud is based on Pacific time and Data coming from AWS is based on Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
View the bite-sized video below for a closer look at creating and exploring Cloud Reports: