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What’s new in AWS Observability at re:Invent 2022

Kick off your AWS re:Invent 2022 week with a round-up of the AWS Observability launches across Amazon CloudWatch, AWS X-Ray, Amazon Managed Grafana, and Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus. From understanding impact of internet issues on your application performance and availability with CloudWatch, to VPC support and Prometheus alerting in Managed Grafana, read on to learn about the features we showcased at re:Invent.

New in Amazon CloudWatch

Diagnose and understand network issues with CloudWatch Internet Monitor (Preview)
CloudWatch Internet Monitor helps you quickly understand the internet-related problems that your end users are experiencing in different geographic locations and networks, without needing any code integration or agents. Within minutes, you can identify the cause of the internet performance issue and understand user impact. Read the AWS News Blog and watch the re:Invent breakout session to learn more.

Monitor and troubleshoot apps across multiple accounts with CloudWatch cross-account observability
The new cross-account observability capability, part of the unified observability experience in CloudWatch, aggregates and correlates metrics, logs, and traces in one place from multiple accounts, giving you the ability to monitor and troubleshoot applications across AWS accounts within a Region. You can seamlessly search, visualize, and analyze your metrics, logs, and traces without any account boundaries. For example, you can now view an interactive map of your cross-account applications using CloudWatch ServiceLens with one-click drill downs to relevant metrics, logs, and traces. Learn more in the AWS News Blog and the re:Invent breakout session.

Identify and mask sensitive information with data protection in CloudWatch Logs
Data protection in CloudWatch Logs helps you automatically and accurately identify and mask sensitive information in logs using pattern matching and machine learning models before users can access it. You get real-time visibility into data leakage events, so you can work back to the source and eliminate it. Log data protection can help you reduce financial, legal, and regulatory risks by complying with privacy regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Read the AWS News Blog.

New in AWS X-Ray

Visualize and debug requests with trace linking in AWS X-Ray
Traces in event-driven applications built using Amazon SQS and AWS Lambda are now automatically connected, allowing you to visualize end-to-end requests as they flow through SQS to Lambda and see when messages are processed as a batch or individually. You can quickly identify performance bottlenecks and explore individual requests to find the root cause of application health problems with just a few clicks. Read the What’s New Post.

New in Amazon Managed Grafana

Connect and view all your data sources in one place with VPC support in Managed Grafana
With VPC support, you can now securely connect data sources from AWS to on-premises or self-managed instances in your VPC, enabling you to query, visualize, and alert on additional data sources, and securely build a single-pane-of-glass view of your observability telemetry data regardless of where the data resides. Learn more in this blog.

Gain visibility into Prometheus Alertmanager alerts from Grafana workspaces
With Prometheus AlertManager rules in Managed Grafana, you can now visualize alerts that you’ve created in another tool directly in your Grafana workspace, alongside where you graph and query your Prometheus metrics. You can view your Prometheus alert status, silence alerts, and create quiet periods when you don’t want to be notified. Read this blog.

New in Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus

Keep your metrics in one datastore in Managed Service for Prometheus
The explosion of high cardinality data has meant that many of you want to store and analyze all your Prometheus data a single place without having to prioritize which metrics to keep and which to discard. With support for 200 million active metrics in a single workspace in Managed Service for Prometheus, you can now send up to 200 million active metrics to a single workspace and create many workspaces per account, enabling the storage and analysis of billions of Prometheus metrics. See the What’s New Post.

But there’s more! Check out all the breakouts, chalk talks, and workshops you can attend this week at AWS re:Invent 2022 in Las Vegas to see demos of the new capabilities, get tips on your observability strategy, or learn some best practices. And don’t forget to visit our AWS Observability kiosk in the AWS re:Invent Expo. The full list of observability sessions is here.

Want to continue learning about observability post re:Invent? Start with the resources below.


One Observability Workshop
The One Observability Workshop provides a broad hands-on experience on AWS services that help you monitor and gain insights your application performance and health. You’ll learn about logging, metrics, container monitoring and tracing techniques.

AWS Observability Best Practices
This Get Started guide includes best practices for observability: What do to, what not to do, and a collection of recipes on how to do them. Most of the guide is vendor agnostic and represents what any good observability solution will provide.

Amazon EKS Observability Accelerator
The EKS Observability Accelerator is used to configure and deploy purpose-built observability solutions on Amazon EKS clusters for specific workloads using Terraform modules. You can use this solution to get started with Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus, AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry, and Amazon Managed Grafana by running a single command and beginning to monitor applications.

AWS Observability Training Course
This Training & Certification four-part course introduces you to the fundamentals of AWS Observability and the services that can help elevate your cloud operations practice.


Dot Ho

Dot is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for AWS Cloud Operations, focused on Monitoring and Observability. She is learning to solve the Rubik’s Cube blindfolded.