How To Make CloudWatch AWSome



How To Make CloudWatch AWSome

 

At Librato, we like using AWS Cloudwatch, Amazon’s monitoring system, but find that it falls just short of “AWSome”—and decided to change that ourselves. With the Librato’s Cloudwatch integration,  you can do a number of things that transform Cloudwatch from a metrics workhorse into a racehorse. We made a bucket list of features that supercharge AWS Cloudwatch.

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Introducing Composite Metrics



Introducing Composite Metrics

 

Today we are excited to announce that the first iteration of our composite metrics feature is now in public beta. Our new composite metrics feature allows you to visualize the result of mathematical transformations of your existing metrics. You can think of composite metrics as a way to specify arbitrarily complex queries against your native metrics, which help you compare, transform and summarize them, in the same way a data-query language might.

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Collector Highlight Series: StatsD


Tutorials


Collector Highlight Series: StatsD

 

StatsD is a simple, lightweight daemon process, written in Node.js (although implementations exist in several languages like C and Go).  It listens for metric values on a UDP socket in a simple, text-based format, aggregates multiple metric values  internally, and flushes the result to pluggable back-end services, including Librato. It is simple to install and use, and has a wealth of third-party clients and language bindings.

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Power Up Your AWS Metrics


Integrations


Power Up Your AWS Metrics

 

Metrics are an essential part of the cloud living up to its promise. When you can see into all of your apps and systems, the ideas of seamless scaling, ongoing optimization of apps and cross-platform performance all become reality. In this webinar, we discuss the ins and outs of metrics--and how to add granularity, data visualizations, correlations and long-term insights to AWS so that you don’t just answer the basic questions, but see the whole enchilada.

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