Prepare Cost & Usage Report (CUR)

  1. Sign in to the Billing and Cost Management console.

  2. On the navigation pane, choose Cost & Usage Reports.

  3. Choose Create report.

  4. For Report name, enter a name for your report.

  5. Under Additional report details, select Include resource IDs to include the IDs of each individual resource in the report.

    Including resource IDs will create individual line items for each of your resources. This can increase the size of your Cost and Usage Reports files significantly, based on your AWS usage.

  6. For Data refresh settings, select whether you want the AWS Cost and Usage Reports to refresh if AWS applies refunds, credits, or support fees to your account after finalizing your bill. When a report refreshes, a new report is uploaded to Amazon S3.

  7. Choose Next.

  8. For S3 bucket, choose Configure.

  9. In the Configure S3 Bucket dialog box, do one of the following:

    • Select an existing bucket from the drop down list and choose Next.

    • Enter a bucket name and the Region where you want to create a new bucket and choose Next.

  10. Review the bucket policy, and select I have confirmed that this policy is correct and choose Save.

  11. For Report path prefix, enter the report path prefix that you want prepended to the name of your report.

  12. For Time granularity, choose Hourly.

  13. For Report versioning, choose Overwrite existing report.

  14. For Enable report data integration for, select Amazon Athena.

  15. Now CUR will be set to Parquet format, this format is mandatory for the workshop completion.

  16. Choose Next.

  17. After you have reviewed the settings for your report, choose Review and Complete.

It can take up to 24 hours for AWS to start delivering reports to your Amazon S3 bucket. After delivery starts, AWS updates the AWS Cost and Usage Reports files at least once a day.