Mapbox is an open-source mapping platform for custom-designed maps that reaches more than 300 million people each month. Mapbox uses Amazon CloudWatch for ingestion of multiple data sources—including native AWS metrics, custom metrics, and logs—as well as monitoring and visualization of key workloads and resource optimization.
“We were looking to consolidate all our monitoring, logging, metrics, and alerting under one tool. CloudWatch has helped us alleviate the operational burden to set up, configure, and learn third-party systems. Our teams use CloudWatch extensively to monitor error rates and status codes for multiple high-profile workloads. We also use CloudWatch to automate Auto Scaling actions, allowing us to optimize the cost of Amazon EC2 instance types powering our Amazon ECS clusters. CloudWatch Events enable us to provide utilization and pricing information to teams so they can audit account security, trigger AWS Lambda actions for compliance and security use cases, and schedule our resources using the cloud. CloudWatch enables next-level automation and expands the capacity of each individual.”
Emily McAfee, Platform Engineering Manager - Mapbox
Pushpay’s purpose is to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging. We build world-class giving and mobile app publishing solutions to help organizations grow their communities.
“Our current log analytics solution requires setup and maintenance overhead, has differing retention requirements, and is cost prohibitive, making it impossible for our Engineering team to be able to access and query logs in both development and test environments. With CloudWatch Logs Insights, we are now able to query logs within CloudWatch Logs reducing operational complexity. Pay per query gives us flexibility to scale at our own pace and our engineers can begin to consume and query logs without waiting for the setup, integration, and ingestion to take place with our current solution. We also benefit from viewing metrics and logs allowing faster troubleshooting. Logs Insights is an effective and in-expensive solution for our engineers to monitor their applications and perform log diving all from single AWS console.”
Peter Goodman, Director Site Reliability Engineering - Pushpay
SendGrid is a provider of cloud email and sends more than 40 billion emails each month for more than 69,000 paying customers. SendGrid adopted Amazon CloudWatch early in its migration to AWS in order to gain system visibility, operational insights, and resource optimization.
“CloudWatch allows us to collect metrics from AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Kinesis, Amazon DynamoDB, and Amazon API Gateway, as well as logs from AWS Lambda functions. We appreciated being able to integrate natively, without the need for a self-managed stack or third -party SaaS vendor. This helped us start alerting, auto scaling, and capacity planning very quickly. Being able to address our primary use cases quickly and simply made CloudWatch a preferred solution.“
Joshua Barratt, Architect II - SendGrid
CloudPassage provides comprehensive security, visibility, and continuous compliance for public cloud infrastructure. The company’s Halo platform uses a comprehensive set of security and compliance features to ensure the critical business assets of more than 100 customers—from the Fortune 50 to high-growth startups—are protected.
Amazon CloudWatch enables CloudPassage to perform indexed searches of tens of gigabytes of logs daily. Using CloudWatch Logs, the company manages and analyzes logs in one place, whether they are received from Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, AWS CodeBuild, or custom sources. “We use a microservices-based architecture. Amazon CloudWatch was an instant solution as it required no infrastructure set up or maintenance. CloudWatch has no issues handling our scale and removed the operational burden of integrating and managing multiple tools. The most important benefit for us is the decrease in MTTR (mean time to repair), as our DevOps team can quickly find issues across our container infrastructure. Our customers benefit from this by experiencing a stable platform, which enables faster discovery and fixes of potential bugs as well as accelerated feature development. Less time finding and fixing bugs in existing functionality means more time for our developers to spend building new features.”
Vitaliy Geraymovych, Co-founder & Vice President, Engineering - CloudPassage
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Launched in 2013, Canva is a user-friendly graphic design platform with a mission to empower the world to design. Its web-based graphic design tool enables over 20 million businesses and individuals across 190 countries to design beautiful presentations, social media graphics and other visual collateral, with access to thousands of professionally designed templates and a comprehensive library of fonts and stock photography. Given its growth and scale, the company selected AWS services, including Amazon CloudWatch, to support its operations model without adding any complexity.
“Amazon CloudWatch has enabled us to seamlessly integrate Canva’s microservice backend architecture with our logging framework. We chose CloudWatch because it has simplified the process to aggregate various types of logs streams from various AWS services, and reduced the overhead costs and complexity generally associated with logs management. CloudWatch also supports the ability to export certain logs via log streams which enabled us to set up an external automated log analysis pipeline, so it was a clear winner.”
Moe Abbas, Senior Security Software Engineer - Canva
MyTeam11 is a fantasy sports platform in India with over 6 million users. With an increasing user base and traffic surge, MyTeam11 built an architecture on AWS that can scale and maintain high performance for an uninterrupted customer experience.
“We adopted AWS services to gain control of our infrastructure. Amazon CloudWatch tackles this issue head-on by providing detailed visibility into any issues in real-time. By analyzing patterns and monitoring data closely, CloudWatch allows us to detect and avoid potential issues during crunch business time. With automated event driven actions, like alerting and scaling, we have reduced detection time from days to mere minutes. And using Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights, we can identify the true pain points in the system and proactively solve for potential issues that become difficult to manage at scale. CloudWatch has ultimately allowed us to dynamically manage infrastructure resources, allowing us to increase our cost savings by 70% each month (web infrastructure alone).”
Nitish Kumar Bugalia, Head of Product and Strategy - MyTeam11
ProQuest empowers researchers and librarians around the world by providing access and navigation of more than 125 billion digital pages of scholarly content. The company has built a large scale portfolio of assets, including content, technology and deep expertise. ProQuest’s Cloud Engineering team uses Amazon CloudWatch to gain observability of the organization’s AWS resources.
“We use CloudWatch to monitor and trigger automated audit checks of deployed resources. Each team has to manage its own AWS environment, and with CloudWatch, we can build specific guardrails around these accounts. Because we can also monitor for changes to tags and track the tag state on AWS resources, we have been able to increase our tag compliance by 50% helping with AWS cost reporting. With centralized governance and distributed operations, we have been able to dramatically lower costs and meet all requirements for IT compliance and audit readiness.”
Steve Ulicny, Director of Cloud Engineering - ProQuest
Delivering the industry-leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service, Arctic Wolf Networks redefines the economics of cyber-security. Arctic Wolf uses AWS to provide comprehensive managed detection and response with 24x7 monitoring for vulnerability assessment and threat analysis. With Amazon CloudWatch, Arctic Wolf can centrally manage their AWS resources by collecting monitoring and operational data.
“We implemented CloudWatch because we needed a centralized service to store logs and pull metrics from the logs. For example, using Amazon CloudWatch Logs, we can alert on the number of log lines that match ‘error.’ In addition, Amazon CloudWatch Logs Insights has dramatically simplified the process of searching large volumes of logs. We can now derive actionable insights from this data, allowing us to address operational issues and improve application performances across our organization. With this solution, our developers can devote more time to the Arctic Wolf SOC-as-a-service.”
Michael Hart, Director of Infrastructure Engineering - Arctic Wolf Networks
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