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Amazon CloudWatch

Monitor AWS resources and custom metrics generated by your applications and services
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What is Amazon CloudWatch?

It helps you gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. It retrieve your monitoring data, view graphs to help take automated action based on the state of your cloud environment.
Amazon CloudWatch is a tool in the Cloud Monitoring category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon CloudWatch?

Companies
1291 companies reportedly use Amazon CloudWatch in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, Amazon, and Stack.

Developers
4974 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon CloudWatch.

Amazon CloudWatch Integrations

Datadog, Amazon API Gateway, PagerDuty, Amazon EKS, and AWS Fargate are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon CloudWatch. Here's a list of all 44 tools that integrate with Amazon CloudWatch.

Amazon CloudWatch's Features

  • Basic Monitoring for Amazon EC2 instances: ten pre-selected metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Detailed Monitoring for Amazon EC2 instances: seven pre-selected metrics at one-minute frequency, for an additional charge.
  • Amazon EBS volumes: eight pre-selected metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Elastic Load Balancers: thirteen pre-selected metrics at one-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Amazon RDS DB instances: thirteen pre-selected metrics at one-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Amazon SQS queues: eight pre-selected metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Amazon SNS topics: four pre-selected metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Amazon ElastiCache nodes: twenty-nine pre-selected metrics at one-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Amazon DynamoDB tables: seven pre-selected metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • AWS Storage Gateways: eleven pre-selected gateway metrics and five pre-selected storage volume metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Amazon Elastic MapReduce job flows: twenty-three pre-selected metrics at five-minute frequency, free of charge.
  • Auto Scaling groups: seven pre-selected metrics at one-minute frequency, optional and charged at standard pricing.
  • Estimated charges on your AWS bill: you can also choose to enable metrics to monitor your AWS charges. The number of metrics depends on the AWS products and services that you use, and these metrics are free of charge. Learn more about this option.

Amazon CloudWatch Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon CloudWatch?
Datadog
Datadog is the leading service for cloud-scale monitoring. It is used by IT, operations, and development teams who build and operate applications that run on dynamic or hybrid cloud infrastructure. Start monitoring in minutes with Datadog!
Splunk
It provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use it to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine data.
New Relic
New Relic is the all-in-one web application performance tool that lets you see performance from the end user experience, through servers, and down to the line of application code.
Prometheus
Prometheus is a systems and service monitoring system. It collects metrics from configured targets at given intervals, evaluates rule expressions, displays the results, and can trigger alerts if some condition is observed to be true.
AWS CloudTrail
With CloudTrail, you can get a history of AWS API calls for your account, including API calls made via the AWS Management Console, AWS SDKs, command line tools, and higher-level AWS services (such as AWS CloudFormation). The AWS API call history produced by CloudTrail enables security analysis, resource change tracking, and compliance auditing. The recorded information includes the identity of the API caller, the time of the API call, the source IP address of the API caller, the request parameters, and the response elements returned by the AWS service.
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Amazon CloudWatch's Followers
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