Posted On: May 5, 2023

Amazon CloudWatch announces support for filtering by metric name on CloudWatch Metric Streams. With Metric Streams, you can create a continuous, near real-time stream of metrics to a destination of your choice. With this new capability you can now select the specific metrics you want to stream, providing additional filtering controls. 

You can use Metric Streams to send metrics to AWS Partner solutions including Datadog, New Relic, Splunk, Dynatrace and Sumo Logic, or to your data lake on Amazon Web Services (AWS), such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). This additional filtering capability provides specific metric name selection in addition to the existing option to filter metrics by namespace. You can now select what metrics to include or exclude for each streamed namespace.

To get started with Metric Streams click on the Streams option from the left menu of the CloudWatch console, under the Metrics menu. You have an option to add metric name filters to existing and new Metric Streams. Alternatively, you can use the CloudWatch API, AWS SDK, AWS CLI, or AWS CloudFormation to provision and configure Metric Streams.

Metric name filtering on Metric Streams is now available in all commercial AWS Regions, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about Metric Streams and this new filtering feature, please refer to our documentation. To learn more about Metric Streams pricing, refer to the Amazon CloudWatch pricing page.