Posted On: Jun 15, 2022

We are excited to announce that you can now add filters to alerts and also edit existing alerts while using Amazon Lookout for Metrics. With this launch you can now add filters to your alerts configuration to only get notifications for anomalies that matter the most to you. You can also simply modify existing alerts as per your needs for notification as anomalies evolve.

Amazon Lookout for Metrics uses machine learning (ML) to automatically monitor the metrics that are most important to businesses with greater speed and accuracy than traditional methods used for anomaly detection. The service also makes it easier to diagnose the root cause of anomalies like unexpected dips in revenue, high rates of abandoned shopping carts, spikes in payment transaction failures, increases in new user sign-ups, and many more.

An alert is an optional feature that allows you to set up notifications on anomalies in the data sets, that are sent through Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) and AWS Lambda functions. Previously, when you set up an alert, you were notified on all detected anomalies above the severity score you selected. Now, by implementing filters and edits in the alert system, different business units within your organization will be able to specify the types of alerts they receive so they can quickly identify the most relevant anomaly to your business.

To learn more about this capability, read through our blog here or see our documentation page. You can use this capability in all Regions where Amazon Lookout for Metrics is publicly available. For more information about Region availability, see AWS Regional Services.