Amazon AppStream 2.0 Adds Usage Reporting Capabilities

Posted on: May 21, 2019

You can now receive detailed reports about how your users are using Amazon AppStream 2.0, including which applications they are launching.

The reports are stored as logs of session and application records in an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket in your account. Session records contains 33 fields describing user streaming sessions, including user ID, session duration, stack name, and user IP address. Application records indicate which applications users have selected to stream during each session. With this information, you can run SQL queries over your usage reports using Amazon Athena to create custom reports or visualize usage patterns using Amazon QuickSight.

To get started with usage reports, log into the AppStream 2.0 console, select your region, and choose Usage Reports from the navigation pane. For instructions on how to query your usage reports using Amazon Athena, see the Usage Reports documentation. For instructions on how to visualize your usage reports using Amazon QuickSight, see the Desktop and Application Streaming blog.

AppStream 2.0 is a fully managed, secure application streaming service that allows you to stream desktop applications to users without rewriting applications. AppStream 2.0 can provide users with instant-on access to the applications they need with a responsive, fluid user experience on the device of their choice. For the full list of regions where AppStream 2.0 is available, see the AWS Region Table. AppStream 2.0 offers pay-as-you-go pricing. Please see Amazon AppStream 2.0 Pricing for more information.