Posted On: Apr 6, 2022

Amazon OpenSearch Service now includes an observability interface and log monitoring features, which provide developers and DevOps engineers with the insights they need to diagnose performance issues faster and reduce application downtime.

Following the introduction of Trace Analytics in Amazon OpenSearch Service, developers and DevOps engineers can find and fix performance problems in distributed applications. Trace Analytics enables customers to analyze trace data alongside log data, helping them to both isolate the source of performance problems and diagnose their root cause. However, correlating trace data with log events required customers to navigate multiple interfaces. Developers must also know exactly which visualizations to create to build monitoring views on their log data.

The new observability capabilities allow developers and DevOps engineers to more easily analyze trace data and log data in a single interface. A Piped Processing Language (PPL) - based event explorer helps developers interactively explore log data and visualize the results in simple to configure charts. Developers can save their PPL-based visualization and view multiple saved visualizations on a custom operational panel. Also integrated into the new observability interface is OpenSearch Notebooks. With notebooks, developers can interactively and collaboratively develop rich reports that combine markdown, SQL/PPL queries, and visualizations with support for multi-timelines and live data so that users can easily tell a story.

The new observability capabilities and log monitoring features are available on all Amazon OpenSearch Service domains with OpenSearch version 1.2 or higher across 26 regions globally: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), AWS GovCloud (US-East), AWS GovCloud (US-West), Canada (Central), South America (Sao Paulo), Africa (Cape Town), Middle East (Bahrain), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Europe (Milan), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), and China (Beijing, Ningxia) Regions. Please refer to the AWS Region Table for more information about Amazon OpenSearch Service availability.

For more information about this feature, please see the documentation. To learn more about Amazon OpenSearch Service, please visit the product page.