Posted On: Nov 1, 2016

CloudWatch announces the extension of metric retention from 14 days to 15 months, free of charge. CloudWatch has already stored at least 3 months of all existing metrics, which customers can begin using immediately to analyze seasonality, monthly trends and in the future, year-over-year comparisons and forecasts.

CloudWatch Metrics now supports the following three retention schedules:

  • 1 minute datapoints are available for 15 days
  • 5 minute datapoints are available for 63 days
  • 1 hour datapoints are available for 455 days

CloudWatch also announces a new Metrics user interface with improved graphing controls, an updated calendar widget with support for relative and absolute timelines, simpler visualization of metric groups, advanced metric searches and improved navigation to Alarms and Dashboards.

These new capabilities are currently available in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), S. America (São Paulo), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai) and Asia Pacific (Sydney). To learn more, visit AWS CloudWatch Documentation.