Effective management and optimization in the ever-evolving field of data analytics require careful tracking of resource consumption. OWOX BI provides a dedicated tool for this purpose – the Credits Consumption page.
In this article, we will explore the intricacies of this page to empower you with insights into your monthly credit usage for Pipelines, Streaming, Transformations, and BigQuery Reports (Google Sheets extension) products.
Note:Data collection for the Credits consumption page started in mid-October, and complete monthly consumption details will be available from November 2023 onwards.
Navigating to the Credits consumption page
To access the Credits Consumption page, begin by clicking on the name of your project in the page header. A menu will unfold, where you can select "Credits consumption".
Understanding the page layout
1. Selecting the Reporting period
At the top of the page, pay attention to the selected month. You can choose the period you are interested in to discern the consumption trends.
2. Total Credits consumption overview
The total amount of Credits consumed for the selected period is prominently displayed at the top-right of the page. This section also indicates the date of the last update for this value.
3. Product-wise consumption graph
The next section features a graph that visually represents the distribution of accrued Credits among OWOX BI products. This graphical representation provides a quick overview of which product contributes the most or least to the overall consumption.
For Pipelines, Credits are awarded for Data sources and Pipelines. This section lists all Data sources and Pipelines used in your OWOX BI project during the selected reporting period. Consumption units (CU) are multiplied by their cost to determine the total Credits consumed for the Pipelines product.
Credits for Streaming are granted for Client-Side User and Server-Side User. In this segment, you can expand each line for a detailed view of unique users processed by the OWOX BI access point for each Streaming in your project during the reporting period. Credits are calculated, taking into account the rounding of Consumption Units.
Transformations earn Credits for Operation Run. This block displays a list of all Operations executed during the reporting period and their corresponding Operation Run consumption. Credits are calculated, factoring in the rounding of Consumption Units.
7. BigQuery Reports (Google Sheets Extension)
For the Google Sheets extension, Credits are awarded for Report Runs and Report Runs Lite. This section lists all Data Marts (Queries) and Google Sheets documents used in your OWOX BI project during the selected reporting period. The total consumption units represent the sum of all runs in all your Sheets (Lists in the documents). Credits are calculated, taking into account the rounding of Consumption Units.
8. Last data update information
In each block, the date of the last data update is provided. This transparency ensures that you are always working with the most recent information.
The Credits consumption page is your compass for navigating the resource usage landscape within OWOX BI. By understanding the detailed breakdown of Credits consumption across Pipelines, Streaming, Transformations, and BigQuery Reports (Google Sheets Extension) you gain actionable insights for efficient resource management. Read more about the logic behind Credit calculations.