All Products
Search
Document Center

Managed Service for OpenTelemetry:Billing overview

Last Updated:May 09, 2024

In the new billing rules, you are charged for Managed Service for OpenTelemetry based on the volume of observable data that is written. This topic describes the billable items and billing methods of Managed Service for OpenTelemetry based on the volume of observable data that is written.

Note

New users of Application Real-Time Monitoring Service (ARMS) are charged based on the observable data. For users who have activated ARMS, billing can be upgraded in the ARMS console as prompted. For more information, join the DingTalk group (ID: 37120013838) to obtain technical support.

Billable items

Billable item

Retention period (day)

Free quota

Unit price

Metrics

90

50 GB

  • Regions in the Chinese mainland: USD 0.062 per GB

  • China (Hong Kong) and regions outside China: USD 0.087 per GB

Traces

30

Profiling

7

Note
  • Observable data is collected by the self-developed ARMS agent or open source agents or SDKs, cleansed, aggregated, transformed, analyzed, and stored in ARMS. The amount of observable data is not equal to the traffic.

  • You are charged based on the amount of observable data. After data is written to ARMS, you are entitled to free storage. The storage duration depends on the data type, and cannot be modified.

  • If you use an Alibaba Cloud account to purchase an ARMS sub-service, the sub-service provides a free quota for the account. The free quota is shared among the applications or instances that belong to the account. Monthly free quotas cannot be used across regions. Assume that you use the ARMS service for the first time in the China (Hangzhou) region. You can use monthly free quotas only in the China (Hangzhou) region.

  • Managed Service for OpenTelemetry does not charge fees for default performance metrics. For billing updates, pay attention to ARMS announcements. Fees are charged for custom metrics based on the data volume. Managed Service for OpenTelemetry provides 50 GB of traffic per month free of charge.

  • Profiling data is generated when you use the Continuous profiling and application diagnostics features of Application Monitoring. Profiling data includes memory snapshots, flame graphs of performance analysis, and thread status and call stack information of thread analysis.

  • For Application Monitoring and Managed Service for OpenTelemetry, the minimum billing unit of each billable item for an application is 0.1 GB per day. Assume that an application is monitored in Application Monitoring on a day. 20 MB of metric data, 10 MB of trace data, and 0 MB of profiling data are collected. You are charged for 0.1 GB of metric data, 0.1 GB of trace data, and 0 GB of profiling data.

Billing cycle

The billing cycle of Application Real-Time Monitoring Service (ARMS) is one day. ARMS calculates the resource consumption of the previous day at 00:00 every day. Generally, bills are generated before 08:00. If your Alibaba Cloud account has sufficient balance, the system automatically deducts fees from the balance. You can view bills in User Center and the details of resource consumption in the ARMS console. For more information, see Resource usage and bills.

Activate Managed Service for OpenTelemetry

Go to the buy page of Managed Service for OpenTelemetry and activate the service as prompted.

Estimate fees

Estimate fees based on actual usage

  • If you have not monitored an application in ARMS, you can connect a test application to ARMS. Then, you can view data volume on the Usage Statistics > Overview to estimate the overall cost.

  • If you have applications monitored in ARMS, you can directly view data volume on the Usage Statistics > Overview to estimate the overall cost.

    image.png

    Assume that you use Application Monitoring to monitor your applications. In a month, applications deployed in the China (Hangzhou) region generate 1,000 GB of observable data and applications deployed in the China (Beijing) region generate 800 GB of observable data. Considering that you have a 50-GB free quota per month, the fee of the month is calculated based on the following formula: USD 0.062 × (1,000 + 800 ‒ 50) = USD 108.5.

Estimate fees based on business scale

In the new billing rules, you are charged for Managed Service for OpenTelemetry based on the volume of observable data that is written. The average size of a span is 1.27 KB. Assume that 0.1 billion spans are generated each day, and spans are stored for 30 days. The following table describes the comparison between the daily fees calculated based on the new and previous versions of billing rules.

Business scale

Estimated daily data volume

Pay-as-you-go fee based on the new billing rules

Pay-as-you-go fee based on the previous billing rules

Cost down by

0.1 billion spans stored for 30 days

121 GB

USD 7.5 per day

USD 10.75 per day

30%

Note

In the new billing rules of Managed Service for OpenTelemetry, you are not separately charged the reporting fee, storage fee for traces, and storage fee for each metric.

Change the billing rules

Important

The change of billing rules takes effect for an Alibaba Cloud account in all regions. If your Alibaba Cloud account uses Managed Service for OpenTelemetry in multiple regions inside and outside China at the same time, select each region in the top navigation bar to check the cost changes.

  1. Log on to the Managed Service for OpenTelemetry console.

  2. In the upper-right corner of the Overview page, click Billing Change Wizard in the Resource status section.

  3. In the Comparison of new and old expenses step, view the comparison between the fees based on the new and previous billing rules and click Next.

  4. In the Open new version of billing goods step, click Click to jump to the opening page to activate the new billing rules. After the new billing rules are activated, click Redetect to check the activation status.

  5. Click Finish.