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Cost Budget (Databricks)

As an admin or manager responsible for cost governance, you can set a target budget (DBUs) based on workspaces, users, clusters, and tags and check if an incurred cost is approaching or has already exceeded the target budget. This helps you to control costs by comparing the target budget to the actual incurred cost.

You can define a scope from the Budget tab to track the cost against a budget for a time range with fixed intervals (period).

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You can create various budgets and track them from the Budget list. On the Cost Budget page, you can view the following Budget lists:

  • Active, which lists all the budgets that are actively monitored.

  • Upcoming, which lists all the budgets that have not yet started.

  • Expired, which lists all the budgets that have ended.

Setting a budget
  1. On the Unravel UI, navigate to Cost > Budget and click new-budget.png. The Add Budget dialog box is displayed.

  2. Enter the following details:

    Item

    Description

    Name

    Enter a unique name for the budget.

    Description

    Provide a brief summary of the budget.

    Type

    Specify the type of the budget. Currently, only type DBU is supported.

    Period

    Specify the time interval for the budget. Currently, only Monthly is supported.

    Start

    Select the month when the budget period begins.

    Note

    If you create the budget in the middle of a month, the cost is monitored against the budget only after budget definition.

    End

    Select the month when the budget period ends.

    Scope (Optional)

    Specify the scope for the budget, which can be any one of the following:

    • Global

      In Global, all the scope parameters (Workspace, Users, Clusters, and Tags) are considered for the budget. This is the default scope.

    • Workspace

      Cost of workspaces that Unravel monitors is scoped for the budget. You can select specific workspaces that you want to scope in this budget.

    • Users

      Cluster usage by users is scoped for the budget. You can select specific users that you want to scope in this budget.

    • Clusters

      The total cost of DBX clusters (in DBUs) that Unravel monitors is scoped for the budget. You can select specific clusters that you want to scope in this budget.

    • Tags

      The tags that are scoped for the budget. You can select specific tags that you want to scope for the budget. A tag comprises a key and a value. You must specify both the key and the value for each tag.

    Budget (DBUs)

    Add the budgeted DBUs for the selected budget period. The last month's spending is shown for reference.

  3. Click Save.

Checking Budget status

You should monitor the budget status periodically to check if the status is at risk or has exceeded the set threshold.

The budget status is displayed with a percentage that indicates the cost incurred as compared to the allotted budget. The actual values of the cost incurred and the allotted budget values are provided for easy comparison.

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The following budget statuses are displayed on the Cost Budget page in different color codes:

Budget status

Color code

Description

OK

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The cost is projected to be within the budget when the current period ends.

At Risk

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The cost is projected to exceed the budget before the current period ends.

Exceeded

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The cost has already exceeded the budget.

When you notice that a budget is at risk or the cost has exceeded the budget, you can use the trends-button.png chargeback-button.pngor optimize-button.png buttons to easily navigate to the Trends, Chargeback, or the Jobs page to evaluate the scope and conditions at that period to optimize the applications.

Notice

For the cost, you can filter by an attribute. For each of such attributes, you can specify multiple values. Unravel evaluates these values using the OR semantics. For example, if you filter by user attribute, you may select user A and user B. The results shown belong either to User A or to User B.

For jobs, this behavior is different. You can filter by multiple attributes at the same time. For example, you may specify a workspace attribute and later a user attribute. Unravel evaluates those attributes using the AND semantics. However, within each attribute, you can specify multiple values. For instance, you may select User A and User B for the user attribute. Those are values evaluated using the OR semantics.

Editing a budget
  1. On the Unravel UI, navigate to Cost > Budget.

  2. Click 46-edit.png corresponding to the budget that you want to edit. The Edit Budget dialog box is displayed.

  3. Edit the required details and click Save.

Deleting a budget
  1. On the Unravel UI, navigate to Cost > Budget.

  2. Click 46-trash.png corresponding to the budget that you want to delete. The Edit Budget dialog box is displayed.

  3. Click Yes to confirm.