Amazon CloudWatch refers to a powerful analytic node within Amazon Web Services (AWS). It is meant to aggregate various metrics from different sources from AWS tools to your own application. It can show you metric values for a particular time frame using data-points on a timeline. Furthermore, the CloudWatch architecture permits users to utilize it collaboratively with services such as AWS Auto Scaling and AWS Lambda to begin certain actions, such as when a metric (or multiple metrics) goes over or drops below the average. Here are some of the most important things that you need to know about using the AWS CloudWatch for monitoring.
Any application you have on your AWS cloud can be monitored through using Amazon CloudWatch, it will track your resource files on the cloud and record the log metrics files. It is essentially a metrics database such as Amazon EC2 and you receive the statistics depending on those metrics. It can track your resources on the cloud similar to Amazon DynamoDB tables, EC2 instance, and Amazon RDS DB instances, or any specific metrics that is being produced by your application.
Monitoring and Storing System
Amazon CloudWatch offers you the capability to monitor specific metrics, by submitting custom metrics created by the application. The metrics can be submitted through the convenient API request. The available functionality can be accessed up to one-minute frequency. CloudWatch also provides you with the ability to troubleshoot your system and keep and store the respective log file automatically. You can schedule an alarm for any errors occurring in your intrusion detection system log but still also get to view the original stored data. You can check out the graphical view of your web request latencies from your log.
Intuitive and Easy to Use
When AWS was created, the main purpose was to make a platform where application providers, vendors and ISVs could quickly and securely host their apps. Today, AWS meets this need, for both existing apps and recent SaaS-based apps. The incident response Management Console grants you access to the AWS's app-hosting platform. There is no need to wait for prolonged and complicated contracts or up-front requirements when you sign up with AWS. The only thing you need to do is to pay for the resources that you use, such as the storage, computer power and various other tools.