Scanner is 10x cheaper than tools like Splunk or Datadog at high log volumes, and 100x faster than tools like AWS Athena.
Each instance of Scanner is deployed into a new, distinct AWS account in a region. Once the instance has the proper IAM permissions, it will index the logs in your S3 buckets.
Here are some example prices that show the total price of Scanner at various log volumes. Your actual price may vary depending on your usage and support needs.