Amazon CloudWatch vs Autotune: What are the differences?
What is Amazon CloudWatch? Monitor AWS resources and custom metrics generated by your applications and services. 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.
What is Autotune? Cloud Diagnostics and Performance Tuning. Acksin is a Cloud and Container aware diagnostics and tuning tool. It uses Machine Learning to find optimizations in your infrastructure so it gets the highest utilization.
Amazon CloudWatch and Autotune can be categorized as "Cloud Monitoring" tools.
Autotune is an open source tool with 116 GitHub stars and 13 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Autotune's open source repository on GitHub.
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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.
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.
- Collect metrics for Grafana.
- Alerts for AutoScale.
- Centralized-logging: rds, ec2, app logs with CloudWatch Log
CloudWatch is used to monitor various aspects of our production infrastructure deployed at Amazon.