Viewing Account-level Credit and Storage Usage in the Web Interface

If you have the necessary administrator privileges, you can use the Snowflake web interface to view details about the number of warehouse credits, the number of cloud services credits, and the amount of storage your account uses on a monthly and daily basis.

Usage information for your account is displayed in the Billing & Usage tab available from the Account tab Account page in the Snowflake web interface.

Note

The tab and icon are only displayed in the interface if you are using the appropriate role in the interface (ACCOUNTADMIN or a role granted the MONITOR USAGE global privilege).

In this Topic:

Setting the Time Zone for Viewing Usage Information

By default, the Billing & Usage tab displays usage information in your local time zone. In contrast, your monthly billing statement, as well as the views/functions in Information Schema and Account Usage, display usage information based on the UTC time zone.

Because all billing charges and usage information is based on the UTC time zone, when viewing the Billing & Usage tab, you may want to use the dropdown provided in the tab to switch to the UTC time zone.

For example:

Changing default time zone from Local to UTC

Viewing Credit Usage for Virtual Warehouses

Credits Billed in the Billing & Usage tab displays credit usage for all warehouses that have been used (and therefore consumed credits) in a given month:

Virtual Warehouse Credit Usage view

In this display, you can:

  • Select the month (and time zone) for which you wish to view credit usage.

  • Click the name of a warehouse (or the corresponding pie slice) to view daily credit usage for the selected warehouse. To de-select a selected warehouse (or pie slice), simply click it again.

  • With no warehouse selected, click a day of the month to view a breakdown of credit usage by warehouse for the selected day.

  • Use the Download button to output the information displayed on this page to a tab-delimited text file.

Note

This display includes the Snowflake-provided warehouses that have consumed credits in the month for the Snowflake serverless features (Snowpipe, Automated Clustering, Materialized Views, etc.).

These warehouses are tagged with a snowflake icon.

Viewing Credit Usage for Cloud Services

Viewing credit usage for cloud services is similar to viewing credit usage for virtual warehouses.

To view credit usage for cloud services:

  1. In Credits Billed, the Billing & Usage tab.

  2. Click the name of a warehouse to view daily credit usage for the selected warehouse. Or, with no warehouse selected, click a day of the month to view a breakdown of credit usage by warehouse for the selected day. The chart displays a breakdown of cloud services usage and compute usage:

    Cloud services credit usage view

Note

When a query is run that consumes Cloud Services credits, but there is no active warehouse, these credits are captured in the web UI under the warehouse labeled CLOUD_SERVICES_ONLY. This number will likely be very small as most queries use a virtual warehouse (compute) and cloud services.

Viewing Storage Usage

Average Storage Used in the Billing & Usage tab displays the total amount of storage (in bytes) utilized by all your Snowflake databases for your account for the month, including:

  • Storage for data in database tables (including deleted/modified data maintained for Time Travel purposes).

  • Storage for data files in internal stages (used for loading/unloading data in Snowflake).

  • Storage for historical data maintained in Fail-safe.

You can view the average total storage for the month, as well as the daily total storage:

Data Storage Usage view

In this display, you can:

  • Select the month (and time zone) for which you wish to view storage usage.

  • Click the filters on the top to display the storage usage by type of storage.

  • Use the Download button to output the information displayed on this page to a tab-delimited text file.

The storage units (MB, GB, TB, etc.) change dynamically depending on the amount of data stored.