Posted On: Jan 21, 2021
Amazon CloudWatch 1-minute metrics provide you more granular monitoring for queue status with continuous visibility into operations of your queues 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 enable customers to set quicker triggers to scale their Auto Scaling Group (ASG) in response to changing demand from an Amazon SQS queue.
There are no additional Amazon SQS costs to use Amazon CloudWatch 1-minute metrics. To learn more about Amazon CloudWatch 1-minute metrics in Amazon SQS, visit the Amazon SQS Developer Guide.