Amazon CloudWatch vs DigitalOcean Monitoring

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Amazon CloudWatch vs DigitalOcean Monitoring: What are the differences?

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; DigitalOcean Monitoring: Seamless Infrastructure Monitoring. Collect metrics for visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure – at no additional cost.

Amazon CloudWatch and DigitalOcean Monitoring belong to "Cloud Monitoring" category of the tech stack.

"Monitor aws resources" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon CloudWatch over the competitors, whereas "Easy, no fuss and great documentation" was stated as the key factor in picking DigitalOcean Monitoring.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon CloudWatch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 721 company stacks & 334 developers stacks; compared to DigitalOcean Monitoring, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 7 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon CloudWatch
Pros of DigitalOcean Monitoring
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    Monitor aws resources
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    Zero setup
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    Detailed Monitoring
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    Backed by Amazon
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    Auto Scaling groups
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    SNS and autoscaling integrations
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    Burstable instances metrics (t2 cpu credit balance)
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    HIPAA/PCI/SOC Compliance-friendly
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    Native tool for AWS so understand AWS out of the box
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    Easy, no fuss and great documentation

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Cons of Amazon CloudWatch
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    Poor Search Capabilities
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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.

    What is DigitalOcean Monitoring?

    Collect metrics for visibility, monitor Droplet performance, and receive alerts when problems arise in your infrastructure – at no additional cost.

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