Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon CloudWatch

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Amazon CloudWatch

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Metrics made easy

9 out of 10
January 06, 2020
We're using CloudWatch for gathering all our key metrics, from business data to IoT sensors data. CloudWatch makes it very easy and …
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Pricing

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Canaries

$0.0012

On Premise
per canary run

Logs - Analyze (Logs Insights queries)

$0.005

On Premise
per GB of data scanned

Over 1,000,000 Metrics

$0.02

On Premise
per month

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Amazon CloudWatch?

Amazon CloudWatch is a native AWS monitoring and observability service built for DevOps engineers, developers, site reliability engineers (SREs), and IT managers. CloudWatch provides users with data and actionable insights to monitor applications, respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view of operational health. CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events, providing users with a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers. CloudWatch can be used to detect anomalous behavior in environments, set alarms, visualize logs and metrics side by side, take automated actions, troubleshoot issues, and discover insights to keep your applications running smoothly. With Amazon CloudWatch, there is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; users simply pay for what they use.

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Amazon CloudWatch Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo
Supported CountriesAmericas, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amazon CloudWatch?

Amazon CloudWatch is a native AWS monitoring tool for AWS programs. It provides data collection and resource monitoring capabilities.

What is Amazon CloudWatch's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.1.

Who uses Amazon CloudWatch?

The most common users of Amazon CloudWatch are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 9 out of 10
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In comparison to its competitors, Amazon CloudWatch is efficient, reliable, and has a fast response time, and it maximizes an application's life while also providing the best load balance and storage. The services that Amazon CloudWatch provides are far better and cheaper for the prices associated with them.
Siddhant Rajput | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch has maximum compatibility for all the applications running on AWS and is easier to set up and deploy than any other player in the market. Its customer support and after-sales technical service globally makes it best among the competitors. It has most detailed dashboard for all types of logs and data.
Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have also tested with SolarWinds NPM, and Zoho Monitors. They seemed to work fine and setup was not as involved as Amazon services, JSON, etc. However, the issue of upgrades made the other solutions incur more downtime overall for maintenance and software upgrades via the vendor's portal or support. This has actually made the decision easier to choose a monitoring metric system that was the best option for our organization.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch is efficient, reliable and has a high speed response as compared to its competitors and it maximizes an application's life at the same time giving you the best load balance and storage, the services that Amazon CloudWatch provides are way better and cheaper for the prices attached to them.
Score 10 out of 10
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I believe that CloudWatch is a better solution to use with AWS services and resources in terms of cost and ease of integration with AWS infrastructure services. But keep in mind that Elasticsearch is better at aggregating application-level metrics.
We chose CloudWatch because of its capabilities to integrate and monitor AWS services in almost real-time.

Score 9 out of 10
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Currently, we only tried and used Cloud Watch, but for AWS it is perfect. Since this is an Amazon product monitoring Amazon services, integration is great. If we decide in the future to move away from AWS, we would reconsider changing alarm monitoring. AWS can be costly compared to the competition.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We found that CloudWatch is the best solution to use with AWS services in terms of cost and ease of integration with AWS infrastructure services. While Elasticsearch is better at aggregating application-level metrics, CloudWatch wins out in its capabilities to tightly integrate and monitor native AWS services in almost real-time.
Score 9 out of 10
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CloudWatch is the minimum viable product that is used as your baseline. Once you graduate beyond the basic needs, there is a wide range of tools from other AWS partners that go well above and beyond. However the cost of those tools is typically considerably more.
Diego Turcios Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We thought about using Logstash for capturing our data. But we encountered several configuration issues, so as I mentioned before, if you're using AWS, the best way to do this is using the service they offer, as you don't encounter configuration problems. This is why I consider Logstash being a great option not the best for working with AWS.
Jose Adan Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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I think Amazon has put more efforts to develop AWS CloudWatch features to monitor each kind of AWS service you can use instead of Dynatrace One Agent that just can monitor some variables of Computing services and FaaS, unless Dynatrace One Agent integration with AWS CloudWatch you can reach another cloud monitoring metrics that organizations need to visualize and watch in detail.
Score 10 out of 10
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Out of the box monitoring which compliments workloads implemented from infrastructure as code so we have standardized metrics across all our monitoring for our AWS workloads. Also incredibly easy to implement via the console which can be done in minutes oppose to hours of configuration needed. The Cloudwatch API integration also allows us to centralize metrics accordingly so we can get alerts from other monitoring solutions (e.g. Site24x7) should any triggers get alerted.
Score 10 out of 10
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We choose Amazon CloudWatch because, first, we use AWS and we need a monitoring tool. That is why we considered CloudWatch as soon as we started deploying AWS services to our company. Second, CloudWatch is a great, handy tool to monitor our services. Its strength is obvious that we can plug and monitor. Combined with our AWS services, you can build a strong cloud-native application.
Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch is fully integrated into your existing AWS account, and provides easy hooks into several different services to make a cohesive infrastructure. Unfortunately, using other services will not allow you to get into the weeds to do everything Amazon CloudWatch can do. Because of this, Amazon CloudWatch should be the first solution for any AWS deployment.
Thomas Young | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch's advantage is that it integrates somewhat nicely with the other Amazon products and that some analysts appear to find the software a streamline-inducing software. Other software tools do a better job at alerts or visualizations. I would suggest professionals trial all the options.
Score 8 out of 10
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We used to use Miscosoft Azure, however when we came across Amazon CloudWatch, and all the features it can provide, it seemd no brainer to switch. We transitioned from Azure to CloudWatch within 2 years of using Azure, And may not go back. Hopefully Amazon will keep adding more features to suit current industry needs.
Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch is great in terms of the CloudWatch Logs feature, it integrates easily with other AWS services (CloudFormation, S3, Lambda, etc.) and is reasonably low cost, so it was a no-brainer for that area. For alerting, CloudWatch didn't offer much in the way of notification options so we went with PagerDuty for that area.
Score 9 out of 10
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I feel that CloudWatch will always remain the backbone of log analytics, events, and alarms. However, we can use other products in conjunction with it for better log analytics and monitoring. In my organization, we also ingest logs from CloudWatch to Splunk and ELK. This way we can create an index on the logs and then use them for better dashboarding. Parsing logs to create custom indexes and dashboarding is something that CloudWatch could improve. We also send text alarms and emails that can be configured using CloudWatch to support and SRE organizations as part of the monitoring of our infrastructure.