The images above show the pages once you click on either the Snowflake or Azure logo respectively. As you can see, the visualizations are a bit different depending on the data available and the ways in which the data is tagged. For instance, one section that was kept similar across the reporting in both platforms are the key performance indicators which are reported in a yearly or monthly metric along with the ability to slice data by month. These views are intended for analysts who may have to dig a little deeper into what is causing a certain cost.
This short overview of the cost management dashboard is only a sneak peek into what Power BI can do with its extensive use of connectors. Separate from its integration capabilities, Power BI also has a wide scope of security protocols ensuring that only the correct individuals have access to this sensitive information. Power BI also has distribution capabilities to ensure that the report is up to date and current. Going back to the scenario we talked about earlier, we can now see how having all cloud cost data in one central, automated dashboard can bring cost clarity to an ever-growing complex cloud solution.