Sometimes called “responsibility accounting”, IT chargeback is the ability to track, measure, attribute, and charge infrastructure usage costs. Implementing a chargeback model enables organizations with multi-tenant Hadoop deployments to easily view and charge business units for consumption by user, job, resource pool/queue, or department.
IT chargeback enables administrators to easily see what factors are driving costs, and how to optimize and budget accordingly. The Pepperdata IT chargeback model allows organizations to:
View the costs of shared cluster resources, including memory or CPU, over any period of time.
Generate reports on total memory and CPU used during any window in time, with a granular view into consumption and costs.
Measure CPU and memory usage using CPU core-hours and memory byte-hours.