Grafana Cloud

Metric cost calculation

By connecting your CloudWatch metrics instance to Grafana Cloud, you might incur charges. To view information on the number of active series that your Grafana Cloud account uses for metrics included in each Cloud tier, refer to Active series and dpm usage and Grafana Cloud tier pricing.

To list and retrieve metrics, the CloudWatch API calls ListMetrics and GetMetricData. To discover resources, the Resource Groups tagging API uses GetResources.

Each service configured in a job is scraped independently. The following call counts assume we are scraping lambda:

  • GetResources is called once.
  • ListMetrics is called four times, once per metric.

Assuming ListMetrics returned five values for each metric, GetMetricData would be called a single time requesting 30 metrics, one per metric plus statistic combination.

For cost information associated with CloudWatch APIs, refer to CloudWatch Pricing.