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OpenCost Kubecost Team Kubecost Business Kubecost Enterprise
Description Open source tool for monitoring cost, resource allocation, and utilization data in Kubernetes Always-free, Helm-installed tool including functionality of OpenCost plus better scaling and a UI Multi-cluster support for Kubecost functionality, plus Business support, alerting features, saved reports, and increased metric retention Includes all features of Kubecost Business, plus: access control with SSO/SAML, custom pricing, advanced integrations, long-term data storage, and expert technical support
Best for Small clusters, simple command-line reporting needs Larger single clusters with limited scale needs, including ETL and dashboards Teams with multiple clusters, with limited complexity in their Kubernetes deployments and no SSO or long-term metric retention needs For larger teams and companies with more larger-scale or complex infrastructure, and those who need cross-cluster aggregation, increased data retention (or data egress to third-party BI tooling), customized security policies, and/or hands-on implementation
Price Free Free $449/month, scales up based on nodes Contact us
Clusters supported Unlimited (no unified view; best for smaller clusters) Single cluster Unlimited (side-by-side view of clusters) Unified multi-cluster view
Number of nodes Unlimited Unlimited Max of 200 Unlimited
Deployment Deployed as a pod. Prometheus and kube-state-metrics dependencies need to be managed separately. Deployed using Helm. Bundled with Prometheus and Grafana dependencies. Deployed using Helm. Bundled with Prometheus and Grafana dependencies. Each cluster has to pull in the billing details from the provider separately. Deployed using Helm. Bundled with Prometheus and Grafana dependencies.
Metric retention Limited by Prometheus environment 15 days 30 days Unlimited* *Long term storage supported via Thanos. Only the primary cluster pulls in metrics. Thanos side car helps scale down secondary clusters to use less resources.
Support Built and supported by community users. Interact with our vibrant community to quickly and easily learn, build, and deploy OpenCost for Kubernetes cost monitoring! Ticket-based support dedicated to resolving issues quickly and efficiently. Available 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST Ticket-based support dedicated to resolving issues quickly and efficiently. Available 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST Ticket-based support dedicated to resolving issues quickly and efficiently. Available 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM EST