View billable usage using the account console

This article describes how to use the Usage page in the account console to view usage data across workspaces in your account.

You can view usage by either:

  • Databricks Unit (DBU), which is a unit of processing capability per hour, billed on per-second usage

  • Estimated cost (in $USD currency)

    Cost is estimated on a linear cost estimate per DBU based on standard cost-per-DBU pricing for your tier for each type of usage. Actual cost varies depending on your exact contract. Adjust cost-per-DBU for each SKU to change the cost estimate using the Pricing panel. For questions about billing, contact your Databricks representative.

Access the Usage page

Go to the account console and click the Usage icon.

Usage graph

At the top of the page, a graph shows your account’s usage in DBUs or the estimated cost in $USD. Use the $USD/DBU picker to toggle between these views.

You can also use the aggregation picker to browse the data by:

  • Total usage: A single line for the account’s total usage across all workspaces and SKUs. This is the default selection.

  • Workspace: A line for each workspace’s usage.

  • SKUs: A line for each SKU’s usage. The set of SKUs shown for your account depends on your contract. SKUs also depend on how you use Databricks. See Pricing.

If there are more than 10 workspaces or SKUs, the chart displays the 9 workspaces or SKUs with the highest usage. The usage of the remaining workspaces or SKUs is aggregated and displayed in a single line. This single line is marked as “Combined remaining …(s)”.

You can also use the date range picker to specify an exact time range or choose among pre-defined options such as Last 6 months. The time ranges are in UTC time.

You can use the graph’s legend or the line picker to filter out the graph lines:

  • To show / hide a line, click on its radio button in the graph’s legend or its checkbox in the line picker.

  • To only show a single line, double-click on its radio button in the graph’s legend or its checkbox in the line picker. You can then double-click it again to restore the view and show all lines.

The actual cost varies depending on your contract. You can adjust the cost-per-DBU for each SKU in the Pricing panel to change the cost estimate.

Usage details

In the Usage details panel, you can view a list of detailed usage in DBU or the estimated cost in $USD in a table format. This panel’s data is always aggregated by workspace. The cost is also broken down into SKU groups. To view usage as totals (aggregated) or by SKU, use the graph in the Usage graph panel instead.

To toggle between estimated cost and DBUs, use the $USD/DBU picker.

Use the date range picker to specify an exact time range or choose among pre-defined options such as Last 6 months. The time ranges are in UTC time.

If you have many workspaces, type the workspace name into the search field to filter results.

The actual cost varies depending on your contract. You can adjust the cost-per-DBU for each SKU in the Pricing panel to change the cost estimate.

Pricing

Use the Pricing panel to adjust estimated pricing per DBU for both the Usage graph and the Usage details table on the Usage page. Open the Pricing panel by clicking on the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner of the Usage page.

Each SKU is listed separately. The set of SKUs shown for your account depends on your contract. How usage applies to SKU depends on what you do with Databricks. For example, it depends whether a notebook is run using an automated cluster or as a scheduled job.

Cost is estimated on a linear cost estimate per DBU (separated by general and batch DBU) for each SKU based on standard cost-per-DBU pricing for your tier. However, the actual cost per customer varies depending on your exact contract. You can adjust the cost-per-DBU to change the cost estimate by updating fields in the Pricing panel on the right side of the page.

For questions about your account billing, contact your Databricks representative.

Usage download

Use the Usage download panel to download usage data. Open the Usage download panel by clicking on the vertical ellipsis in the top right corner of the Usage page.

  1. Select a time range from the month range picker.

  2. To include usernames, enable Include usernames (email).

  3. Click Download.

  4. View and analyze the usage data.

Analyze usage logs

For the CSV schema, see CSV file schema.

For information about how to analyze these files using Databricks, see Analyze billable usage log data.

Download usage logs with the Account API

You can download billable usage logs using the billable usage log download API.

Configure automated usage log delivery

To configure automated usage log delivery to an S3 bucket, see Deliver and access billable usage logs.