Amazon ECS usage reports - Amazon Elastic Container Service
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Amazon ECS usage reports

Amazon provides a reporting tool called Cost Explorer that you can use to analyze the cost and usage of your Amazon ECS resources.

You can use Cost Explorer to view charts of your usage and costs. You can view data from the last 13 months, and forecast how much you're likely to spend for the next three months. You can use Cost Explorer to see patterns in how much you spend on Amazon resources over time. For example, you can use it to identify areas that need further inquiry and see trends that you can use to understand your costs. You also can specify time ranges for the data, and view time data by day or by month.

The metering data in your Cost and Usage Report shows usage across all of your Amazon ECS tasks. The metering data includes CPU usage as vCPU-Hours and memory usage as GB-Hours for each task that was run. How that data is presented depends on the launch type of the task.

For tasks using the Fargate launch type, the lineItem/Operation column shows FargateTask and you will see the cost associated with each task.

For tasks that use the EC2 launch type, the lineItem/Operation column shows ECSTask-EC2 and the tasks don't have a direct cost associated with them. The metering data that's shown in the report, such as memory usage, represents the total resources that the task reserved over the billing period that you specify. You can use this data to determine the cost of your underlying cluster of Amazon EC2 instances. The cost and usage data for your Amazon EC2 instances are listed separately under the Amazon EC2 service.

You can also use the Amazon ECS managed tags to identify the service or cluster that each task belongs to. For more information, see Tagging your resources for billing.


The metering data is only viewable for tasks that are launched on or after November 16, 2018. Tasks that are launched before this date don't show metering data.

The following is an example of some of the fields that you can use to sort cost allocation data in Cost Explorer.

  • Cluster name

  • Service name

  • Resource tags

  • Launch type

  • Amazon Web Services Region

  • Usage type

For more information about creating an Amazon Cost and Usage Report, see Amazon Cost and Usage Report in the Amazon Billing User Guide.