Posted On: Jan 9, 2020

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) launched support for 1-minute Amazon CloudWatch metrics on Dec 11, 2019 in US East (Ohio), EU (Ireland), EU (Stockholm), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) Regions. Starting today, you can set up Amazon CloudWatch metrics at 1-minute interval at no additional cost in all commercial regions.  

1-minute metrics for Amazon CloudWatch provides you more granular monitoring for queue status with continuous visibility into operations of your queues in order to quickly respond to changes in your workloads. Previously, Amazon SQS published metrics to Amazon CloudWatch in 5-minute intervals. Customers can now choose between 1-minute and 5-minute metrics. 

Customers running scalable applications need to quickly respond to transient spikes whenever their applications scale in and out. For example, Amazon CloudWatch 1-minute metrics enables customers to set quicker triggers to scale their Auto Scaling Group (ASG) in response to changing demand from an Amazon SQS queue.  

To learn more about Amazon SQS 1-minute metrics, visit the Amazon SQS Developer Guide