Backstage Cost Insights Plugin

Cost Insights is a plugin to help engineers visualize, understand and optimize their cloud costs.

Getting started is simple

Install the plugin into Backstage.

yarn add @backstage/plugin-cost-insights

Create a CostInsights client. Clients must implement the CostInsightsApi interface. See the API file for required methods and documentation.

// path/to/CostInsightsClient.ts
import { CostInsightsApi } from '@backstage/plugin-cost-insights';

export class CostInsightsClient implements CostInsightsApi { ... }

Import the client and the CostInsights plugin API to your Backstage instance.

// packages/app/src/api.ts
import { createApiFactory } from '@backstage/core';
import { costInsightsApiRef } from '@backstage/plugin-cost-insights';
import { CostInsightsClient } from './path/to/file';

export const apis = [
    api: costInsightsApiRef,
    deps: {},
    factory: () => new CostInsightsClient(),

Add plugin to the list of plugins.

// packages/app/src/plugins.ts
export { plugin as CostInsights } from '@backstage/plugin-cost-insights';

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