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Category: Monitoring and observability

Managing and monitoring API throttling in your workloads

Managing and monitoring API throttling in your workloads

When you’re architecting for the cloud, you need to keep API throttling in mind, particularly the types of calls and the frequency with which they are called. When the allotted rate limit for an API call is exceeded, you’ll receive an error response and the call will be throttled. Excessive API throttling can result in […]

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Cost optimization in AWS using Amazon CloudWatch metric streams, AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Amazon Athena

Cost optimization in AWS using Amazon CloudWatch metric streams, AWS Cost and Usage Reports and Amazon Athena

You can use metric streams to create continuous, near-real-time streams of Amazon CloudWatch metrics to a destination of your choice. Metric streams make it easier to send CloudWatch metrics to popular third-party service providers using an Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose HTTP endpoint. You can create a continuous, scalable stream that includes the most up-to-date CloudWatch […]

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Monitor network throughput of interface VPC endpoints using Amazon Cloudwatch

Monitor network throughput of interface VPC endpoints using Amazon CloudWatch

Security, cost and performance are always a top priority for AWS customers when they design their network. AWS PrivateLink is becoming increasingly popular because it provides secured private connectivity between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), AWS services and your on-premises networks, without exposing your traffic to the public internet. In this blog post, we show you […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

Using Amazon CloudWatch with Amazon EventBridge for cross-account event monitoring

We often talk about event driven architectures where an event is something that happens within your application or architecture. It could be a new file received by your application or when there is an alert triggered by high CPU utilization. We can act on these events by scanning the file contents or scaling out more […]

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Automating the installation and configuration of Prometheus using Systems Manager documents

Automating the installation and configuration of Prometheus using Systems Manager documents

As organizations migrate workloads to the cloud, they want to ensure their teams spend more time on tasks that move the organization forward and less time managing infrastructure. Installing patches and configuring software is what AWS calls undifferentiated heavy lifting, or the hard IT work that doesn’t add value to the mission of the organization. […]

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Collecting Apache Flink metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch agent

Collecting Apache Flink metrics in the Amazon CloudWatch agent

Apache Flink is a distributed stream processing engine. You can run Flink on Amazon EMR as a YARN application. You can view Flink metrics through its web UI, but what if you want to react to them? In this blog post, I’ll show you how to use the CloudWatch agent to collect Flink metrics into […]

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Use AWS CloudWatch Contributor Insights to monitor CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark controls

Contributor Insights is a feature of AWS CloudWatch that can be used to analyze log data to create time series that displays contributor data. This will help you understand who or what is impacting your system and application performance by identifying top talkers, pinpointing outliers, finding the heaviest traffic patterns, and ranking the top system […]

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Introducing CloudWatch Resource Health to monitor your EC2 hosts

Today, AWS announced Amazon CloudWatch Resource Health, a fully managed solution that customers can use to automatically discover, manage, and visualize the health and performance of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) hosts across their applications. Resource Health provides a centralized view of your EC2 hosts by performance dimensions such as CPU or memory utilization. […]

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Using VPC endpoints for AWS X-Ray

Today, AWS X-Ray announces the general availability of VPC endpoint support, which makes it possible for you to establish a private connection between your VPC and AWS X-Ray. Applications running in your VPC can now communicate with AWS X-Ray to send trace data without going through the public internet. In this post, I will show […]

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