Posted On: Sep 16, 2022

AWS IoT TwinMaker introduces new features to improve the performance of data panels powered by the TwinMaker Grafana Plugin. For a complete list of features, see the changelog on AWS IoT TwinMaker App in Grafana.
A few key features included in this new version are:

  • Customers can now define the maximum number of alarms that are retrieved by the Get Alarms Query, which provides a way to configure payload size.
  • The Get Property Value History by Entity query and Get Property Value History by Component Type query now support template variables such as propertyName. This enables developers to create dynamic time-series data panels that will display different properties/metrics based on selected entities.

We also introduced features that are available for customers self-managing their own Grafana with version 8.5+ for :

  • The time-series data stream feature improves data refresh performance by only retrieving new data from the data source and appending it to existing data, rather than retrieving all data for a displayed time period.
  • Now, the data panel will only refresh when a dependent template variable in its query has value changes. This update reduces unnecessary data queries and improves performance.

AWS IoT TwinMaker makes it easier for developers to create digital twins of real-world systems such as buildings, factories, industrial equipment, and production lines. To learn more, please visit the AWS IoT TwinMaker Grafana Plugin page or the developer guide.