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Monitor AWS resources and custom metrics generated by your applications and services

What is Amazon CloudWatch?

With Amazon CloudWatch, you gain system-wide visibility into resource utilization, application performance, and operational health. Programmatically retrieve your monitoring data, view graphs, and set alarms to help you troubleshoot, spot trends, and 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
704 companies use Amazon CloudWatch in their tech stacks, including Airbnb, 9GAG, and Asana.

Developers
319 developers use Amazon CloudWatch.

Amazon CloudWatch Integrations

PagerDuty, Scalyr, Opsee, Datadog, and Neptune.io are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon CloudWatch. Here's a list of all 29 tools that integrate with Amazon CloudWatch.

Why developers like Amazon CloudWatch?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Amazon CloudWatch
Amazon CloudWatch Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon CloudWatch in their tech stack.

Khauth György
Khauth György
CTO at SalesAutopilot Kft. · | 11 upvotes · 30.4K views
atSalesAutopilot Kft.
AWS CodePipeline
Jenkins
Docker
vuex
Vuetify
Vue.js
jQuery UI
Redis
MongoDB
MySQL
Amazon Route 53
Amazon CloudFront
Amazon SNS
Amazon CloudWatch
GitHub

I'm the CTO of a marketing automation SaaS. Because of the continuously increasing load we moved to the AWSCloud. We are using more and more features of AWS: Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon SNS, Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53 and so on.

Our main Database is MySQL but for the hundreds of GB document data we use MongoDB more and more. We started to use Redis for cache and other time sensitive operations.

On the front-end we use jQuery UI + Smarty but now we refactor our app to use Vue.js with Vuetify. Because our app is relatively complex we need to use vuex as well.

On the development side we use GitHub as our main repo, Docker for local and server environment and Jenkins and AWS CodePipeline for Continuous Integration.

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Cyril Duchon-Doris
Cyril Duchon-Doris
CTO at My Job Glasses · | 9 upvotes · 5.3K views
atMy Job Glasses
Slack
Amazon CloudWatch
Rails
Sidekiq
Redis
Amazon SNS
Amazon S3
Amazon SES
AWS Lambda

We decided to use AWS Lambda for several serverless tasks such as

  • Managing AWS backups
  • Processing emails received on Amazon SES and stored to Amazon S3 and notified via Amazon SNS, so as to push a message on our Redis so our Sidekiq Rails workers can process inbound emails
  • Pushing some relevant Amazon CloudWatch metrics and alarms to Slack
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Chris Barnett
Chris Barnett
CTO at Promethean TV · | 1 upvotes · 919 views
atPromethean TV
Amazon CloudWatch

CloudWatch is used to monitor various aspects of our production infrastructure deployed at Amazon. Amazon CloudWatch

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Chris Shellenbarger
Chris Shellenbarger
Founder at CloudRepo · | 1 upvotes · 851 views
atCloudRepo
Amazon CloudWatch

If you have a single server, checking log files is as easy as SSHing to it and viewing logs. When you move to the container world, with many servers, you need a place to aggregate and search through all of your logs. CloudWatch provides us with this and it was trivial to setup. Amazon CloudWatch

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Volkan Özçelik
Volkan Özçelik
Chief Executive Philosopher at volkan.io · | 1 upvotes · 847 views
Amazon CloudWatch

CloudWatch is “on by default” in Amazon. And by just configuring a few alarms you can have a near-zero-cost monitoring service of your own. Amazon CloudWatch

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Anish Gupta
Anish Gupta
Director at Banyan · | 1 upvotes · 834 views
atBanyan
Amazon CloudWatch

CloudWatch is used to monitor our servers on AWS including our EC2, RDS and ElastiCache. Amazon CloudWatch

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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
Splunk Inc. provides the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. Customers use Splunk 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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