What do you like best?
It must be strongly to get access to all your data from a single platform. The Cloud Watch API can be used to easily collect, publish and store this data.
The best and most remarkable thing is that with Amazon CloudWatch, there are no initial commitments or minimum rates, you only pay for what you use. Use is charged at the end of the month.
Access from different platforms, such as API, command line interface (CLI), SDKs and the AWS administration console.
You can use logs that allow you to use the customized logs, the system and the applications you already have to monitor the systems and identify problems that arise in systems and applications. in real time they can be monitored to detect certain phrases, values or patterns.
What do you dislike?
The negative is the payment, since you can not control what you have spent, so at the time of invoicing, the program invoices what you have used but there is no detail until the billing is done, which would change. Slight connectivity problems since it works with data in the cloud and online and if the server is being used, at least as I have used it, if it is more than 80% it is noticeably slowed down access to the cloud, so that partial and independent servers would also be another option that could be considered.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I recommend it since it is a good tool to store your registration data in long-term storage, to be able to consult old data for comparisons, statistics and graphs, as well as internal reports. The events and alarms work perfectly and are good tools, as well as the panels that allow you to create, customize, save and interact with the graphs of the custom metrics
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I used it to define alarms based on the number of errors detected in the logs of the system or to see graphics of the latency of the web requests in the logs of the applications. So we could consult the data of the original log to see the origin of the problem. These were stored and then we obtained access to them indefinitely at the request of the personnel requesting it, as well as commercial and future customers, thanks to the storage of high durability and low cost without worrying about the fact that the hard disk drives are full, which happened daily, so this tool solved us a lot in terms of internal space.