Amazon CloudWatch vs Graylog: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon CloudWatch as "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. On the other hand, Graylog is detailed as "Open source log management that actually works". Centralize and aggregate all your log files for 100% visibility. Use our powerful query language to search through terabytes of log data to discover and analyze important information.
Amazon CloudWatch and Graylog are primarily classified as "Cloud Monitoring" and "Log Management" tools respectively.
"Monitor aws resources" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon CloudWatch over the competitors, whereas "Powerfull" was stated as the key factor in picking Graylog.
Graylog is an open source tool with 4.9K GitHub stars and 759 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Graylog's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Amazon CloudWatch has a broader approval, being mentioned in 721 company stacks & 334 developers stacks; compared to Graylog, which is listed in 75 company stacks and 21 developer stacks.
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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.
CloudWatch is used to monitor our servers on AWS including our EC2, RDS and ElastiCache.