AWS Cloud Monitoring is closer to ‘Real Time.’
Amazon Web Services (AWS), customers can now collect metrics from cloud-based applications and resources at second-long intervals.
CloudWatch, the company’s monitoring tool, was recently updated to support “high-resolution custom measurements.”
Users can now publish data from applications and resources running on AWS cloud in increments of one second. This is a significant reduction from the previous minute-long increments.
This change is intended to provide users with more detailed and current insights into their applications, as well as quick or temporary performance spikes that might otherwise be difficult to spot.
“Our customers stream video, run flash sales, deploy code tens of hundreds of times per hour, and run applications that scale in and outside as the conditions change.” AWS evangelist Jeff Barr stated that a minute is too short in all these cases. He also announced the update via a blog post. “Important, temporary spikes can be overlooked; disparate (yet connected) events are difficult and impossible to correlate across time. The MTTR (mean Time to repair) when something breaks down is too high.
One-second metrics can be saved for up to three hour, compared with 15 days for one minute metrics, 63 days to five-minute metrics and 15 months to one-hour metrics.
According to Barr, high-resolution metrics are the same price as standard-resolution metrics. For free, users can store up 10 metrics per month.
AWS now allows users to set up alarms in CloudWatch within a matter of 10 seconds. These “high-resolution” alarms, which are designed to allow administrators to respond more quickly to events, cost $0.30 each month.