Cost Management and Reports for your Dynos, Workers, Databases and Add-ons


Last Updated: 07 May 2015

The CloudVertical add-on is currently in beta.

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CloudVertical offers tools for tracking and analysing cloud infrastructure usage and costs. Inspectors provide better insight into actual performance and cost structure, while Reporting schedule and Alerting features keep you always on top of the game.

Provisioning the add-on

CloudVertical can be attached to a Heroku application through Heroku interface or CLI:

$ heroku addons:create cloudvertical
-----> Adding cloudvertical to sharp-mountain-4005... done, v18 (free)

Service setup

After installing CloudVertical add-on to fully activate it, you must provide Heroku API key in first view that will be displayed. You can find it in ‘My Account’ tab of Heroku interface.

CloudVertical Api Key


All above features are presented through a simple dashboard.

CloudVertical Dashboard

The CloudVertical dashboard can be accessed via the CLI:

$ heroku addons:open cloudvertical
Opening cloudvertical for sharp-mountain-4005…

or by visiting the Heroku apps web interface and selecting the application in question. Select CloudVertical from the Add-ons menu.

CloudVertical Add-ons Dropdown


Main chart

CloudVertical add-on lets you monitor and track costs of all processes and databases used by an application in specified period of time.


Key cost metrics

Key Cost Metrics boxes present current total cost, costs for web and worker processes and estimated cost for the end of month. To give you additional insight, all costs are also presented with percent change to previous analogical period.

Key Cost Metrics

Key usage metrics

Key Usage Metrics boxes show average web and worker processes number in specified period of time.

Key Usage Metrics


This section shows the list of databases connected to your app with cost (prorated to the second) based on applicable monthly fee.



This section shows the list of addons connected to your app with cost (prorated to the second) based on applicable monthly fee.



CloudVertical always assumes that every month you get 750 free hours tier from Heroku. This allows accurate cost calculations for all apps that are tracked by CloudVertical add-on from the beginning of the month.

However if you install CloudVertical add-on in the course of the month, after you’ve already used free hours tier, CloudVertical has no way of knowing it and will assume, that first 750h tracked will count as free tier. For this reason cost calculation in the first month of tracking might not be totally accurate. But next month it will be spot on, as we’ll track your usage from the very beginning of the month!

Removing the add-on

CloudVertical can be removed via the CLI.

This will destroy all associated data and cannot be undone!

$ heroku addons:destroy cloudvertical
-----> Removing cloudvertical from sharp-mountain-4005... done, v20 (free)


All CloudVertical support and runtime issues should be submitted via on of the Heroku Support channels. Any non-support related issues or product feedback is welcome at