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This page was last updated on April 16, 2024, with product updates for April 2024.

April 2024

Product Updates

  • Visual navigation improvements: A Create New menu for quick actions is available on the top navigation bar.
  • Datadog metrics: Business metrics have been updated with the option to directly ingest Datadog metrics.
  • New virtual tagging feature: Virtual tagging is available to consistently tag costs across providers in Vantage. This feature can help to increase tagging coverage across your cloud infrastructure.
  • New rightsizing recommendations: Kubernetes rightsizing recommendations are now available for rightsizing managed workloads in Kubernetes.
  • New to active resources: Kubernetes managed workloads are synced as active resources in Vantage.
  • Expanded forecasts: Forecasts have been expanded to include the upcoming month, the next three months, and six months ahead.
  • Kubernetes agent version: The Clusters section of the Kubernetes agent settings screen is updated to show cluster name, version, and indicate if the cluster is out of date.
  • Expanded chart options: Expanded chart options are available for Cost Reports, including expanded date bin selections for area and line charts and multi-line charts for grouped data.

Kubernetes Agent Updates

See March's update for the most recent Kubernetes agent release.

API Updates

March 2024

Product Updates

  • Saved filters on dashboards: You can now add a saved filter to a dashboard to view all Cost Reports on the dashboard with consistent filters applied.
  • Updated Overview page: Associated budget and per unit costs are now displayed on Cost Report widgets on the Overview page.
  • Updated UI look and feel: Visual improvements were made to the look and feel of the Overview and Budgets screens.
  • Segments sync status: Cost allocation segments are now updated to show segment sync status. The look and feel of this page have been visually updated as well.
  • Filterable cost recommendations: Recommendations are now filterable by provider on the Cost Recommendations screen.
  • Pie chart option: You can now change the graph view on Cost Reports to a pie chart.
  • Custom date filtering: The date picker on Cost Reports is updated to allow for custom period selections.
  • Custom Databricks pricing: Custom discounts are now supported for Databricks SKU groups.

Kubernetes Agent Updates

The following versions were released this month.

  • Version 1.0.24 includes the following update:

    • Supports monitoring ArgoCD resources in the cluster.
  • Version 1.0.23 includes the following updates:

    • app.kubernetes.io labels are now allowed.
    • Agent scrape results are added to agent metadata.
    • Prometheus metrics are added for tracking reporting successes/failures.
    • Dependencies are updated to the latest stable versions.
    • Additional controller metadata is included in agent reports for use in Active Resources.

API Updates

  • New tagged option: On the /cost_reports endpoint in the API, and the vantage_cost_report resource in the Terraform provider, tagged is a valid option for the groupings parameter.
  • New dashboard parameter: The saved_filter_tokens parameter is now available on the /dashboards endpoint. It is also available on the vantage_dashboard resource in the Terraform provider.
  • New Terraform resources: Additional Terraform resources are now available:
    • The vantage_segment resource automates the creation of cost allocation segments in Vantage. Large segment hierarchies can easily be automated with filters applied as needed.
    • The vantage_team resource automates the creation of Vantage teams. Create a team and assign Vantage users, by email, to the team.
    • The vantage_access_grant resource automates access grants via role-based access controls in Vantage. Create grants to allow or deny teams access to resources, like folders or Cost Reports.
    • The vantage_report_notification resource automates the creation of Cost Report notifications. Create a notification for a specific Cost Report. Specify the notification’s frequency (e.g., daily) and change (e.g., in dollars).
  • Terraform data sources: Data sources are now available to retrieve information outside your Terraform configuration.
  • Business metrics endpoint: The /business_metric endpoint is now available to create and update business metrics in the console.

February 2024

Product Updates

  • Ability to group by multiple tags: You can now group by multiple tags in the console.
  • EC2 rightsizing recommendations: New recommendations are added for rightsizing EC2 instances.
  • Segment settings: You can now edit the default report settings on a top-level segment report.
  • Updated UI look and feel: Visual updates were made to Financial Planning menus and screens.
  • Financial Commitment Reports: Financial commitment reports are now available to help you understand how your organization is utilizing financial commitments.
  • Bulk actions for folders and Cost Reports: You can now move and star folders and Cost Reports in bulk.
  • Additional operators on resource reports: The is greater than and is less than operators are both available for Metadata filters on resource reports. For example: where Metadata CloudWatch Log Groups Retention in Days is greater than 5.

API Updates

  • New notifications endpoint: The /report_notifications endpoint is now available. This endpoint also now has support via the Terraform provider.
  • Multi-tag support: The groupings parameter of the /costs endpoint has support for multiple tags.
  • Data sources in Terraform: Data sources for multiple Vantage resources are now available in the Terraform provider.
  • Segment costs: You can now obtain costs for segment reports from the /costs endpoint.
  • Settings options on segments: The report_settings object is now available on the /segments endpoint.
  • Settings on Cost Reports: The settings object is now available on the /cost_reports endpoint.

January 2024

Product Updates

  • PlanetScale support: PlanetScale is now supported as a provider in Vantage.
  • Updated UI look and feel: The Settings UI and main navigation bar are visually updated for better navigability.
  • Charge Type filter and group: Charge Type is available as a new filter and grouping category on Cost Reports.
  • Created by column: The Created by column is added to Business Metrics, Savings Models, as well as Cost Reporting screens, like Dashboards.
  • Created On column sort: The Created On column, available on Cost Reporting screens, correctly sorts by date.
  • Created by me filter: The Created by me filter screen is available in Cost Reporting. New reports you create will now be visible within this view.
  • Tag grouping for advanced exports: The advanced export on Cost Reports now has a Tag grouping option.
  • "Other" grouping expanded: The Other grouping is expanded on Cost Reports so you can display additional costs, beyond what's already displayed, in the table and graph.
  • Cost Reports line and area charts: When grouping by specific criteria, you can now adjust the Cost Report graph to be displayed as an area chart or line chart, with a line for each group.
  • Searchable Business Metrics Report dropdown: The Report dropdown menu on the Business Metrics screen is now searchable.

API Updates

  • Priority added to PUT request for segments: The priority parameter is available on the /segments/{segment_token} endpoint.
  • New groupings parameter: The groupings parameter is available on the /costs endpoint.
  • Access grant endpoint update: Update/destroy endpoints for /access_grant now use the access grant token to identify an access grant.

December 2023

Product Updates

  • Expanded recommendations: Cost recommendations have been expanded for Azure.
  • Kubernetes efficiency reports: Kubernetes efficiency reports allow teams to quickly identify which Kubernetes pods are running inefficiently. These reports are a customized view of Kubernetes idle and total costs based on Cluster, Namespace, and Label.
  • Official Kubernetes integration: The Vantage Kubernetes agent provides a single in-cluster deployment that handles both metrics collection and upload to Vantage—without any intermediary requirements.

API Updates

  • Cost allocations segment API: Script both the creation and modification of cost allocation segments via new API endpoints.

November 2023

Product Updates

  • Automatic team assignment for SSO: Automatically assign users to teams in Vantage based on your organization's existing SSO groups.
  • Confluent support: Confluent is now supported as a provider in Vantage.
  • Team-based access controls: Enterprise customers can now use role-based access control to create fine-grained permissions for teams across their organizations.

October 2023

Product Updates

  • Resource report exports: You can now download lists of resources for further exploration via resource reports.

September 2023

Product Updates

  • Annotations for reports: You can now add annotations to Cost Reports for infrastructure changes or events.
  • Oracle support: Oracle is now supported as a provider in Vantage.
  • Dashboards: You can now create dashboards with custom collections of Cost Reports and apply date range and period filters to all reports present on them.

API Updates

  • Write API: The new write API automates the management of Cost Reports, saved filters, and dashboards.
  • New Terraform resources: New Terraform resources are available for Cost Reports, folders, saved filters, and dashboards.

August 2023

Product Updates

  • Alert thresholds for anomaly detection: Set custom alert thresholds on cost anomaly alerts, so alerts are tailored to your tolerance for cost spikes.
  • Comparative cost reporting: Cost Reports now have a By Date toggle to display costs by day, week, or month in the costs table.
  • Budget alerts: You can now create budget alerts to receive automated notifications when costs exceed user-defined alert thresholds.

July 2023

Product Updates

  • Datadog support: Datadog is now supported as a provider in Vantage.
  • Multi-dimensional cost reporting: You can now group Cost Reports by multiple dimensions.

June 2023

Product Updates

  • GCP resource-level costs: Resource-level costs are available for GCP Cost Reports.
  • Resource reports: You can create resource reports to view and access resources generated per provider.

May 2023

Product Updates

April 2023

Product Updates

  • Self-service SAML: Users can now configure SAML-based SSO for their account without contacting Vantage support.
  • Saved filters: Saved filters are available to save and reuse filter logic across multiple Cost Reports.
  • Azure cost recommendations: Azure cost recommendations are now supported.

March 2023

Product Updates

  • Cost Report exports: You can now export Cost Reports via custom exports.
  • Per-unit cost support: With per-unit costs, you can track costs per customer, endpoint, transaction, etc.

API Updates

  • Terraform provider: Terraform provider is now available to integrate AWS accounts with Vantage.

February 2023

Product Updates

  • New Relic support: New Relic is now supported as a provider in Vantage.
  • Expanded resource filtering: You can now filter by resource in Cost Reports.
  • MongoDB Atlas support: MongoDB Atlas is now supported as a provider in Vantage.

January 2023

Product Updates

  • Updates to Cost Reports: You can now save custom date ranges, date bins, and groupings to share with teammates in Cost Reports.
  • Autopilot recommendations expanded: Autopilot is expanded to recommend Reserved Instance purchases on RDS, ElastiCache, Redshift, and OpenSearch.
  • Cost allocation segments: Segments are now enabled for teams to allocate costs to business units.