Amazon CloudWatch vs CloudCheckr: 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 CloudCheckr? Analyze your AWS deployment to track resources, control costs, maintain security, and predict future needs. CloudCheckr provides otherwise unavailable visibility and analytics to remove the complexity from AWS usage. Our users quickly and efficiently gain control of their deployment, reduce costs, and optimize infrastructure performance.
Amazon CloudWatch and CloudCheckr belong to "Cloud Monitoring" category of the tech stack.
Some of the features offered by Amazon CloudWatch are:
- 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.
On the other hand, CloudCheckr provides the following key features:
- Resource Control
- Cost Optimization
- Best Practices
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Cloudcheckr has deep functionality to analyze and track costs. Make sure you have a good tagging strategy. The best practice reports are deeper than what you find on AWS trusted advisor.
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.