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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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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  • 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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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.

Reviews and Ratings

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Mayank Thirani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon Cloud watch is primarily used for watching all the requests coming into any of the AWS services our organization is using. It can tracks all the requests, with the IP address and can help in monitoring the requests/ sec. Also helps to filter what requests need to be searched based on different criteria like Access Key, and IP address.
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch assists us in monitoring the performance of our applications, resource use, and overall operation health. Our employees must comply to a CloudWatch threshold anytime they use our amazon EC2 instances, as well as whenever an employee is logged in to the EC2 instance for hours longer than those given to them. Also, they must comply to the threshold if they do anything that could compromise the application's health and operation.
Siddhant Rajput | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We are using the product for performance monitoring and optimization of resource utilization. We are gathering performance metrics and reports on the AWS and it helps in the improvement of performances and cost optimization for future needs of hybrid cloud environment. It also provides the option for visualizing the logs and to create alerts for events.
Sunny Hemnani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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1. With Amazon CloudWatch, we monitor the cloud resources used for our product. 2. Create various alarms for auto-scaling, increasing CPU load on EC2 instance. 3. Create custom rules to trigger other cloud resources in our product. Since we use AWS Cloud for our application, our scope is all the resources being used by our application and CloudWatch helps in monitoring all the resources across our application.
Rob Domenico | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Our organization has utilized monitoring and events for overall health in the AWS environment. The custom dashboards allow us to manage the display of critical metrics and alarms for any resource in the regional virtual private cloud. This has proven more valuable than setting up another vendor system (Orion by SolarWinds, or Nagios, etc) within AWS space. Having the available alarms and cost metrics all in one place has been a better overall solution since nearly all our systems are cloud-based.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Amazon CloudWatch for monitoring cloud and deriving the lot of useful metrics. We have deployed applications with micro-service architecture and observe them for CPU usage, Network usage and Disk usage with help of CloudWatch default Dashboard. We have also created custom dashboards observe certain exceptions. All the deployments which we have done on AWS, CloudWatch is the one which is used for sure. It also helps us to trigger the alarm when billing goes up than a standard limit.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch helps us to monitor our application performances, resource utilization and operation health. Our employees have a CloudWatch ecthreshold they have to adhere to every time they use our amazon EC2 instances and whenever an employee is logged in to the EC2 instance for hours exceeding the ones assigned to them, or if they do something which might affect the application's health and operation, Amazon CloudWatch sends an alert to remind them to maintain the application threshold
Score 10 out of 10
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CloudWatch is used as our main monitoring tool for our EC2 instances and other relevant resources. CloudWatch is used both for online monitoring and [as a] logging tool. We also use CloudWatch dashboard as the main dashboard for the AWS-based infrastructure that we use. CloudWatch is also used as an alarm and notification solution for the health of our EC2 instances.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use Cloudwatch to see our EC2 instances and other AWS resources (like LoadBalancer, Elasticache, RDS, etc.). We designed custom dashboards for monitoring our performance and response time. You can create a particular alert with Cloudwatch alarms, and you can see your logs in Cloudwatch logs.
Score 9 out of 10
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A few years back we migrated all of our local VM's to AWS. This includes robust VM's that host our Oracle, Mysql, Jenkins, and other development boxes. We also host our web-services which our customers use to receive our data. CloudWatch helps us monitor and alert our dev-ops and development team of any health concerns on those ec2 instances. We also can tell when we need to scale up an instance or even scale down, saving money in the process.
Ramindu Deshapriya | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch is being used across our organization on various software implementations on behalf of multiple clients. It is the go-to solution used by our organization to track logs and organize metrics across all applications deployed on Amazon Web Services. We have integrated it into all our applications and enables us to ensure effective monitoring and the capability of maintaining reasonable SLAs.
Score 9 out of 10
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I used Amazon CloudWatch to monitor specific events in the AWS cloud. Out of the box CloudWatch provides events to monitor, but it also allows you configure other specific events through a UI selection screen. We created a group of events to monitor autoscaling events such as launches, terminations and changes. Also setup to monitor API calls to monitor thresholds, volumes and usage. This monitoring allowed us to determine if the application was up/down/stressed so that we could take action or cause activities to occur like launching additional instances.
Diego Turcios Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We used Amazon CloudWatch in our company for capturing the logs of our applications. We decided to use this AWS service as all of our infrastructure is based in Amazon. We saw a high impact in using it. We really like that we can export our docker logs to AWS, which is great for developers, this way they can check any issue they encounter in CloudWatch.
January 06, 2020

Metrics made easy

Gedson Silva | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We're using CloudWatch for gathering all our key metrics, from business data to IoT sensors data. CloudWatch makes it very easy and convenient to set-up threshold-based alarms and it also integrates natively with AWS Lambda and SNS, so we receive both email and SMS notifications when something's off-balance.
Jose Adan Ortiz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Right now we are using Amazon CloudWatch to monitor some AWS instances that we are running with different technology services. We are using its built-in monitoring capabilities for AWS service to visualize resources consumption and behavior and to keep an eye over AWS instances contracted to reduce billing each month.
Score 10 out of 10
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We are in the first stages of migrating to the AWS cloud. Beginning one of AWS's own offerings, CloudWatch is being used as the foundation for our security and performance monitoring. Together with CloudWatch Events, we are being alerted on stuff we didn't even know was happening
October 23, 2019

A must-have!

Score 9 out of 10
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We use AWS to sync a lot of files that all the users need. It's a very good tool to keep track of everything, including notifications and we're learning how to use Lambda. I'm very excited whit this acquisition. Dashboard code can be exported, so you can look at the same dashboard in a different AWS account if you need this.
Score 10 out of 10
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Amazon Cloudwatch is used specifically for our AWS workloads (providing detailed monitoring of multiple services from EC2, Application Load Balancers, RDS, Elasticsearch As a Service, etc). Cloudwatch API allows us to visualize the monitoring with free open source solutions such as Grafana, which are then used within our NOC across the business. The ease of use and implementation of CloudWatch metrics reduces the implementation time of monitoring and is also very cost effective, as you only pay for what you use.
Score 10 out of 10
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Amazon CloudWatch is now used by our whole department of enterprise architecture. It provides a solution for monitoring, alerting, and auditing our services on AWS. It solves problems such as not being informed of unhealthy services so we can take action as quickly as possible. The dashboard is a great tool to have to monitor all the resources you have.
Score 8 out of 10
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We are using Amazon CloudWatch to monitor our AWS infrastructure. This includes networking flow logs to application logs. Using the Events feature in Amazon CloudWatch allows us to trigger auto-scaling rules for our auto-scaling groups, to spin up and spin down hosts. This provides us a dynamic infrastructure that can adjust for the requests coming in.
Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon Cloudwatch has been useful for aggregating metrics around our cloud environment, as well as a way to set up alerts based on various criteria for those environments. In addition to alerting and metrics, Cloudwatch has a logging facility to aggregate logs from various Amazon sources. It has given us a good view of our AWS infrastructure.
Score 8 out of 10
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We have multiple web applications running in production and we were looking for the right tool to monitor them. Since most of our applications run in AWS, we considered Amazon CloudWatch to monitor our web applications and know the performance and optimize resource utilization. Logs and metrics are very useful to review.
Score 8 out of 10
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In my previous position at a public university, we had various applications that were deployed on the Amazon cloud infrastructure. The student portal and course registration applications were the most widely accessed websites in our portfolio. They were also the most critical in terms of business continuity for the university. We started using Amazon Cloudwatch to aggregate all our application logs for performance monitoring and security alerts. It was used by the product development department mainly.