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#general
Dave Moore

Dave Moore

07/15/2022, 1:20 PM
Hello everyone. I ran infracost against my Terraform yesterday for the first time. I like it. Question ... given that the vast majority of cloud services are consumption based, have you guys considered adding a prompt to ask for some values? "How much data in GB do you plan to send through every hour?" With something like that, I would get more accurate and useful estimates. Otherwise, I have to build a spreadsheet. 😞
Vadim (Infracost)

Vadim (Infracost)

07/15/2022, 1:36 PM
Hello! 👋 That would be a lot of prompts for a project I think 🙂 Instead of such prompts we support a usage file yaml where you can list all your usage. And we also support fetching the usage from CloudWatch. Here are the docs https://www.infracost.io/docs/features/usage_based_resources/#specify-usage-manually
1:37 PM
Have you tried it?
Dave Moore

Dave Moore

07/15/2022, 1:37 PM
In my case, a data ingestion platform, it's really only one prompt. All services are downstream from ingestion and can be derived by the amount of data coming in.
1:38 PM
I'll check out the docs, thanks
Ali (Infracost)

Ali (Infracost)

07/15/2022, 1:45 PM
I suppose we could have something that asks for even higher-level questions like requests or total data transfer in and populates the right values in the usage-file