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Amazon CloudWatch review by Administrator
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"Monitoring All The Things"

What do you like best?

It provides the ability to place monitors on everything that you have. You could even technically use this within an application. You write your own scripts to publish metrics that are important to you on the dashboard. You can then use these metrics to trigger alarms to do certain events.

There is also the rules section which is just as powerful. You can schedule events with CRON schedules or on API events. This is incredibly powerful!! We use this system to trigger Lambda functions on certain API events ranging from resource creation alerts to S3 manipulators.

What do you dislike?

The scripting portion of configuring your own inputs can be confusing. They keep changing how it needs to work on EC2 instances. It's becoming more comprehensive but the documentation is bit all over the place.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a way to see when users were creating resources in the wrong regions and alert us so we don't get charge. We built CloudWatch rules to trigger Lambda on EC2 creations and it works flawlessly.

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Amazon CloudWatch review by Akshay N.
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"Monitoring and alarms for your AWS resources"

What do you like best?

Amazon Cloudwatch gives you the ability to create dashboards off of metrics.Since the cloudwatch can be very easy integrated with other AWS products thus it is a preffered software for setting alarms when things go wrong.It allows you to know the state and health of all of your infrastructure and you can alert, graph, and monitor the health and state of every piece. It solved the issue of not knowing the state of your system.

What do you dislike?

Its can be used only for monitoring of your amazon resources.

Also its takes lots of work to setup CloudWatch alarms - nothing is really straightforward.

Notifications are limited to email addresses

Checks for things like EC2 instances often have to be created and maintained individually

Recommendations to others considering the product

cloudwatch is a great way to get information about all your hardware in Amazon Web Service. It allows you to know the state and health of all of your infrastructure and you can alert, graph, and monitor the health and state of every piece. It solved the issue of not knowing the state of your system.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon CloudWatch is well suited for anyone that's using AWS and wants to see into their data, their traffic, or their system health.

What Cloud Cost Management solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Amazon CloudWatch review by Philip E.
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"Absolutely great monitoring tool for cloud applications"

What do you like best?

I like the intuitive interface, you can have relevant alarms setup within minutes. We have mostly transitioned to an Azure based platform but AWS is second to none in support and putting the right options in front of you for your goals. Its so quick to setup, and to adjust relevant alarms.

What do you dislike?

We dont tend to see the same growth of the platform with AWS as with Azure, it seems to have reached maturity while Azure still seems to be a bit of the wild west. Regardless, it so clean and intuitive to use that perhaps they dont NEED to grow in terms of features. I rarely run into a situation where what I needed to setup wasnt immeditately clear, and when I did AWS support was quick and helpful.

Recommendations to others considering the product

From a sheer useability standpoint I would recommend AWS in general over the competitors, that includes the Cloudwatch service. So clean and easy to use, it receives an A+ from me.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

While we have mostly transitioned to an Azure platform, we still have some customers that prefer to remain within the AWS family. We use this tool to monitor their EC2 and other services for issues, and then to send alarms when necessary to the appropriate teams.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Abhai S.
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"A powerful tool for cloud management."

What do you like best?

The best part about CloudWatch is the ability to set up and remove alarms that can communicate with Amazon's Lambda service to auto run functions. This is useful whenever you need to script something whenever a certain usage level is reached.

What do you dislike?

With so many different metric options available it can be kind of difficult at times to get the exact type of metric you want without having to have a multitude of metric options on.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The business problem most small scale companies run into that aren't on the cloud is that of usage. The question of whether we're using our servers effectively isn't always a readily available piece of information to view. With Amazon CloudWatch combined with elastic load balancing and auto scaling on EC2 instances, this process of scaling up and down the number of EC2 instances becomes a breeze and an effective means of computing on the cloud.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Johnny P.
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"Great cloud monitoring service for our workloads"

What do you like best?

I love Amazon Cloudwatch for it's ease of integration with other products and also because of it's ease of use and pricing. AWS is the least expensive cloud provider out there, does excellent user experience research because their products are super easy to use. Additionally the configuration is seamless and the monitoring is thorough. Amazon is constantly suprising me with the quality of their products and Cloudwatch is not an exception

What do you dislike?

I do not like how it does not integrate with a few of our on-prem applications. This unfortunately requires us to two multiple vendors as a result and increases cost in the end. Additionally while the user interface is very intuitive the issue is that it hides a lot of complexity and some of the more complex configuration patterns are obtuse as a result

Recommendations to others considering the product

Switch! Also, read the dcoumentation provided by amazon. Their documentation is awesome, especially the little blurbs and pictures at the bottom

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloudwatch assists us in application performance and workload visibility. Additionally it helps us with forecasting future needs. The exports help us with reporting and the biggest problem it solves is that it helps us actually fix the performance issues as a results of being able to identify them in the first place.

Amazon CloudWatch review by alkesh g.
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"The best monitoring service offered by amazon!!"

What do you like best?

i have been working with Amazon CloudWatch , and it ease the work managing AWS resources and AWS services which includes Amazon EC2,EBS,S3, and there is no limit on the number of instances, with that you can monitor your instance with various monitoring aspects and different parameters, you can also able to download the generated matrices and also watch on the console,you can also set alarm threshold and define the actions to take which is very interesting feature of AWS cloudWatch!!

What do you dislike?

the Quality of support is not so good , and pricing are little bit high!!

Recommendations to others considering the product

it's very easy to use software product to manage all your AWS resources , it'll customize the all management task for AWS resources!!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

we're using Amazon CloudWatch for 3-4 years to manage all the resources and services like EC2 and S3!!

Amazon CloudWatch review by User
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"Basic but reliable, simple, no-brainer"

What do you like best?

The reason this is a no brainer is because if you use AWS, it comes OUT OF THE BOX. Woohoo don't even need to install datadog or New Relic. You just go to the AWS page for your machine and wala! There's a interactive, searchable graph for most metrics you care about.

What do you dislike?

The UI is a bit ugly, but so is the rest of AWS. You also can't send custom metrics to AWS so it's not customizable at all.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Yes you should use AWS and Amazon CloudWatch because the set up is so easy and CloudWatch comes at no additional cost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The main thing is detecting problems sooner. With Cloud watch, anomalies are easy to find so you can start debugging an issue before your users can complain.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Jay M.
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"CloudWatch - Flexible Log Management At A Great Price Point"

What do you like best?

Managing log retention periods is very simple with CloudWatch, and can be configured on a per-group basis. Monitoring host performance is very easy when coupled with the CloudWatch Agent on an EC2 instance. A simple installation and configuration replaces an entire 3rd-party host monitoring stack.

What do you dislike?

Unfortunately, the CloudWatch dashboard does not provide the ability to create histograms of discrete counts. This makes it difficult to, for instance, use CloudWatch to quickly identify specific IP addresses that have a high request volume in a certain period.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Choosing CloudWatch to manage log aggregation has saved us quite a bit of time and money over the past year. Generally, 3rd-party log aggregation solutions tend to get quite expensive unless you self-host, in which case you typically need to spend a fair amount of time setting up, maintaining, and monitoring these services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Amazon CloudWatch to maintain logs across all of the different services that inside our infrastructure. It is primarily used across our engineering and dev ops departments. Using CloudWatch logs allows us to address compliance issues associated with log retention because it is very easy to configure an expiration for log files.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Amazon CloudWatch - Awesome tool for Insights of Billing , Logs and Performance in AWS cloud"

What do you like best?

Amazon CloudWatch makes it easy to monitor the services of AWS making is easy for administrator ,root user or the developer to keep track of the usage of the various services and track the the cost incurred (through Billing option) of the services enables .

It also helps in monitoring the health when it is used with Clod Agent on a EC2 instance.

Setting Alarm and Alert option are also some of the best feature of CloudWatch.

What do you dislike?

Cloudwatch doesn't provide any option to quickly filter out and identify specific IP addresses that have a high request volume in a certain time frame.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Use of Amazon CloudWatch is highly recommended for monitoring the EC2 services,etc. Also for a individual developer its recommended to use CloudWatch to track the bandwidth of the service used and Billing details.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

From Business Intelligence point of view and performance monitoring when the organization is using multiple amazon services , CloudWatch is very beneficial and saves time and money as it is integrated with AWS.Using other 3rd party services for same might be costly for the organization.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Mitesh P.
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"Must needed companion for AWS Cloud"

What do you like best?

- One place to monitor logs of all AWS Cloud services

- Provides variety of matrixes, graphs & dashboard

- Easy to view heath of AWS resources

- Easy to use Alert mechanisms

- Can be integrated with almost all AWS products & services

What do you dislike?

- UI for viewing logs is difficult to analyse lengthy logs

- Can not download logs for AWS Console

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must needed service while deploying & maintaining infrastructure in AWS Cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

- Helps developers to analyse Deployment issues, Bugs, etc

- Provides a nice interface to view health of systems

- Alert mechanism helps to observe cost, health & status of infrastructure.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Jay T.
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"Amazon CloudWatch is an essential tool for governing your system-wide resources and app management"

What do you like best?

It helps us manage our budget. It is very good.We use cloud watch in debugging production issues and tracking trending data. Development team use it in our development environment to debug new code.

It solved the issue of not knowing the state of your system.

Error Management.

Infrastructure alerting.

Pay as you go.

Better debugging and pointers to save money.

What do you dislike?

I love almost everything about it. Although budget based stuff should be more.

I would like the ability to create more customization dashboards.

The way log streams are used feels very counter-intuitive

cumbersome compared to other solutions.

Support is not free

The interface is clunky.

Setting alarms when things go wrong so we get alerts

It is not very open. It is for a very closed environment

you do not get a bang for your buck.

Ability to have control and customize it with a script. I am not able to create a script that would meet my needs.

Amazon can do better on giving better pointers so that users can save more money.

The dashboard can be organized better and should contain better suggestions so that users know what should they do to save more money

Better and bigger graphs would be appreciated.

Automatic comparison reports would also be appreciated

Recommendations to others considering the product

Automate everything

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Budget.

Setting alarms when things go wrong so we get alerts.

Its integrations with other AWS products.

Having structure and control for money.

Tracking usage

Creating reports on budgeting.

allocate resources and money based on the input

analyze usage and budgets

Figure out how to save money

Amazon CloudWatch review by Consultant in Information Technology and Services
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"CloudWatch Exceeds Expectations"

What do you like best?

VISIBILITY ACROSS YOUR APPLICATIONS, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND SERVICES

REDUCE MEAN TIME TO RESOLUTION (MTTR) AND IMPROVE TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP (TCO)

What do you dislike?

Amazon CloudWatch alerts appear to only allow you to set “Alarms” for things already exposed & integrated to publish metrics to CloudWatch. Additionally, and more importantly: AWS CloudWatch Alarms are ALWAYS ON. This might not seem to be a bad thing initially, as you’d think you want to get alerts for most things you put Alarms on. However, in practice and at a large company this starts down the slippery slope towards over-alerting and Alarm Fatigue. It also means that the more alarms you have, the more possibility that you or your coworkers will be WOKEN UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT UNEXPECTEDLY or have to handle an alert 24/7!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Setting up logging, alams, and dashboard views of our AWS infastructure.

Love the pay as you go modle and overall product optimization year after year.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Karl D.
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"If you're using AWS, to host servers - Use CloudWatch to monitor them."

What do you like best?

I like that Cloudwatch comes out of the box with built in metrics to monitor for EC2, Storage volumes, Load Balancers, Cache software, Databases and Amazons Simple Storage (S3). I also like that you can install modules on your servers to monitor whatever you like with CloudWatch.

What do you dislike?

I wish there were more built-in metrics to monitor out of the box, but I'm sure it's coming with time. Amazon is constantly developing new and improving their tools.

Recommendations to others considering the product

There are plenty of other monitoring softwaretools out there that do the job. Honestly the support from Amazon is great compared to what we've experienced. Be ready to come with a successful company before using amazon though, they do charge a pretty penny.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With CloudWatch we've set up dashboards which allow us to monitor all of our critical production systems as well as any environment or set of machines we need. It's very easy to navigate and it's also very clear what we're paying for what we're monitoring which isn't always the case with other monitoring tools.

Amazon CloudWatch review by saikiran c.
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"Amazon cloud watch"

What do you like best?

Amazon CloudWatch is a monitoring and management service built for developers, system operators, site reliability engineers (SRE), and IT managers. CloudWatch provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, understand and respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view of operational health.

What do you dislike?

I've been hesitant to write about it because it feels like beating a dead horse, but so many people seem surprised by it, what harm can it do? Every synthetic and real-world benchmark that we've run are consistent with what virtually everyone else has observed. EC2's price-to-performance ratio is horrible. Although this is particularly noticeable with EC2, which can be anywhere from 1-5x more expensive and 2-8x slower, it's true of AWS in general (s3, cloudfront, route53 aren't the fastest options available).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Amazon CloudWatch, it is easy to get started. There is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User in Computer Software
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"Powerful Tool for Application Management"

What do you like best?

The integration of Cloudwatch with AWS's entire platform. Implementation for logging is as simple as linking applications and Lambda functions. No longer does one have to manually manage system logs in low level servers. Cloudwatch allows for metrics other than logging such as realtime application performance and urgent error attention notifications.

What do you dislike?

The Cloudwatch platform is not intuitive to use. There is a large learning curve to the system and notifications are obnoxious rather than helpful. Application prioritization is not available and interface is unchangeable. Alarms are unorganized and do not clearly show metrics such as Application and date/time.

Recommendations to others considering the product

AWS CloudWatch works great if you are already taking advantage of AWS's services, this way, everything is connected in a single platform.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

No longer do we have to manually monitor logs and analyze logs to gauge performance. Cloudwatch allows us to seamlessly integrate logging with all of our AWS services and have a consolidated view of all activities on the platform. Notifications can be set to alarm us when attention is needed. We have realized that the need for in house servers has dropped significantly.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Quan N.
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"Important monitoring service for your product "

What do you like best?

Amazon CloudWatch provides monitoring for AWS cloud resources and the applications customers run on AWS.

+ It is usefull to get an overview of data.

+ Ease to integration with AWS.

+ CloudWatch is low cost and allows us to get enterprise level monitoring.

+ Captures all the important data for your EC2 and EBS instances. Thus you can retrieve the bill info.

What do you dislike?

+ Many of AWS services can't be use with CloudWatch such as S3... I don't know why.

+ The UI design can be better.

+ Exporting alarm / alerting data is not available for further post-processing or analysis

+ CloudWatch does not give you any recommendations, so you have to know what you're doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Adding more metrics so we can hook to more operational processes and information.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use Cloudwatch to measure our usage in RDS and EC2 instances. It displays the current status of the suite and identify whats going on..

Amazon CloudWatch review by Mengen G.
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"One of my favorite AWS services"

What do you like best?

It has everything you need for monitoring your system. It can check the CPU, Internet, etc and alert you it any of them triggers the metrics you set. It can send message to lots of other services like SQS, SNS, ELB, etc. Very reliable and flexible. Definitely a must learn if you want to learn AWS.

What do you dislike?

I have used it for long time and I have not found anything I dislike. Everything is so smooth.

Recommendations to others considering the product

1. Help you monitor system.

2. Help you monitor billing.

3. Can trigger other services if you need.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps your business to monitor the system. It can trigger the other services if necessary and it can send you message if you set it up. A must-have for your VPC, EC2, etc.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Manuel J.
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"Cloudwatch, Amazon monitoring tool"

What do you like best?

What I like best is the easy to integrate with all Amazon components, where you can monitor logs, events and healthy of your platform

What do you dislike?

It's not easy to connect some times this integrations as it need to have deep knowledge of that integration and know in detail

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's the best to to use in Amazon as it is integrated

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have realized many integrations with cloudwatch to the date, monitoring all my components una ratio of 5' for the free layer and other more critical to 10 seconds, connected some trigger events with Lambdas to deliver a response or action

Amazon CloudWatch review by Patryk B.
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"AWS Monitoring"

What do you like best?

With CloudWatch you can collect data which are helpful in monitoring of you devices or services - logs, metrics, and events. The is that CloudWatch can be set to alarm you on particular events which you are interested so you can see if all is working ok.

What do you dislike?

If it will be setup to run to often and on many servers it can be an expensive solution so like has to be done in reasonable manner.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mostly we use it for monitoring if services and servers are ok if not to inform us also it monitor costs in aws.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Guneet S.
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"Great log platform for Cloud "

What do you like best?

It is over the cloud, so I do not need to worry about software installation. I just created few alarms and automatically the logs are getting generated. Our whole project is deployed on AWS, simply loving the cloudwatch.

What do you dislike?

It is taking bit extra time to generate realtime logs, around 4-5 sec delay in log generation which I have noticed. After running the app in real time we have to wait for few seconds to generate the new log.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I will recommend to others to use cloud watch. It is very light tool and easy to use. My colleagues are likely started using this platform for their project purpose. AWS has one good feature on single login you will able to access all their software development tools. Also you can activate the services easily.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Every application need log to check what is happening around the application. This is done by AWS cloudwatch for our application. This is a great cloud platform to monitor logs. We can create alarms to get notify. There are few more great features like auto scale, db monitoring and security.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Haresh S.
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"Ideal way to figure out the CPU-utilization"

What do you like best?

The name stands out for itself to a large extent and i prefer the disk read and write operation and also network in and out mechanisms apart from the best way to tap into the CPU utilization for AWS based clustering,i use a lot of clustering and regression algorithms andthe name stands out and makes a niche for itself in a way,here i dont have to modify or change the already set ports and notifications are linked to email address.

Everytime there is an update it hits me right there,EC2 instance has to be created which is pretty good for tag level and root nodes

What do you dislike?

It is not optimized for cloud scaling and the assertions mechanism gives a way for me to figure out the memory space utilized till date if it is greater than a certain threshold level of data and also the database connections if it hits more than 4000 pings per minute and also the all parameters are scattered across the web based front end making the UI cluttered ,clunky and tough to use and the cloud scale monitoring could be improvised and there is room for future improvements

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can monitor the health of ec2 instance always and infrastructure alerts are classy way to stay connected about the AWS tools and dashboard off metrics are a must try feature

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All components were monitored timely ,now we are able to swap ,ram and disk usage periodically and it has the ownset of plugins which are remarkable and also makes the app user friendly like check_mk and check whether background process is running or not

Amazon CloudWatch review by Chintan P.
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"Must needed service for AWS Cloud"

What do you like best?

Easy Monitoring of Infrastructure

Alerts on Infrastructure

Integrations with almost all AWS products

Provides realtime updates

Provides good variety of statistics on Infrastructure

What do you dislike?

Building cloudwatch dashboards may be difficult for beginners

Does not provide much ability to create more customisable dashboards.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Must have service which working with AWS Cloud Infrastructure.

Helps a lot while setting up infrastructure as well as maintaining infrastructure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

CloudWatch metrics helps to monitor important KPIs and performance metrics for our business.

Helps in debugging production issues & tracking trending data.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Adam .
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"Cloud monitoring service on steroids"

What do you like best?

Basically it's a monitoring service for AWS ... but it so much more. It allows you not only to monitor and track every metric of your environment. You can easily create autonomus monitoring system reacting to changes in cloud infrastructure or to application events. You can create your own alarms, own metrics or even collect and track log files using CloudWatch Logs. It's flexible and easy to use and what's realy importand deeply integrated with almost all AWS services. You can create time based events (cron like) to trigger defined actions or lambda functions.

What do you dislike?

Metrics presentation layer, especially custom dashboards could be improved. I would really like to create multi metric and multi event dashboard that could be used by our NoC team to monitor our whole AWS infrastructure in one place. Instance memory metrics should be accessible as native mertric not as a custom one.

Recommendations to others considering the product

You can monitor metrics of your EC2 instances, databases and your own applications.If you put a litte work in to it, it could be only monitoring tool that you need for your AWS Infrastructure. I't reliable, easy to configure, easy to use and works with almost all AWS managed services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitoring our public cloud environment. We'r using it in so many ways: for auto EC2 instance auto recovery actions when there is a problem with underlying hardware or instance operating system, we'r running scheduled events like volume backups or stopping/stargin EC2 instances, we'r tracking application logs and triggering some lambda functions when predefined event occur.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"CloudWatch watches while you sleep!"

What do you like best?

Cloudwatch is extremely dynamic for managing your services when it to monitoring. You can view your deployed services calls by setting the time-frame as you how far you want to go in history. YOu can also set alarms for multiple things, like when a deployed service on the EC2 instance starts consuming more memory than it actually should. Defining rules as decide what should happen at what time frame, like a dataload to take place everyday at 3:00am. Thiings like these help you manage the deployed services and only lets you know when something goes wrong. Like a service stops working, or maybe a depoyment failed, etc. The most important part is the Logs. The developers can anytime open the logs, and debug their services using those logs. CloudWatch has pretty well managed the service watch till now, and is very good at it too.

What do you dislike?

Something that catches your attention(negatively) multiple times is the UI for the Logs. Though the developers can monitor the logs and debug the service in real time, once there is a huge amount of loggers, the UI does not seem to be too friendly for you to look into, and actually, takes a toll on the person doing the job.

Recommendations to others considering the product

In case there's a need to monitor the logs, I'd suggest directing the logs to AppDynamics.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have been developing microservices in SpringBoot and deploying the Jars on Amazon EC2 using the Jenkins pipeline pointing to private Github. As compared to a scenario where we deployed the services to a docker on a server, this works way better. We could only see the command-prompt logs in docker, but now the logs are dynamically loaded, with multiple features taking care of the memory and data aspects.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Emanuele C.
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"Very good product to dev fast and enable new AWS features"

What do you like best?

At my previous startup (Theneeds), using CW allowed us to build a monitoring platform w/ no maintenance. We had to set up statsd+graphite for application metrics, mostly because we were unaware that we could have integrated them into CW (or maybe that wasn't available yet). But I'd certainly go for CW if I had to today.

It's also a must to enable features such as autoscaling, and adding application metrics can enable interesting use case like scaling preemptively (e.g. when the number of users increases, before even they trigger cpu-intensive tasks).

What do you dislike?

At my current job scale is much bigger, so we have internal tools for monitoring and metrics - while it'd be possible to integrate w/ CW, it's prob too expensive. There are many interesting applications that CW could help build, especially with focus on security, like tapping into network traffic in a much scalable and efficient way that what current biz partners offer (which I understand, would only apply to a very small number of AWS customers though).

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

System metrics are mostly needed in case of emergency, and this is when you realize they aren't working. It's a ton of effort for a small team, and CW completely removes it.

The other great thing is understanding your patterns, e.g. how cpu fluctuate during the week, so you can set up autoscaling and verify the improvement.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Glenn J.
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"Amazon CloudWatch helped me fix my problem"

What do you like best?

Amazon CloudWatch is a great method of seeing what has happened to your system when you cannot view it directly. This allows you to view problems that happen overnight or anytime.

What do you dislike?

Amazon CloudWatch is a bit difficult to setup. Once setup, it runs without a problem.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need to find out what is happening with your EC2 instance use CloudWatch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I had an EC2 Linux system running that was constantly failing and could see why it was failing until I got CloudWatch to monitor the EC2 instance. After i got CloudWatch started I was able to see the problem and correct it. It was great.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Administrator in Computer Software
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"Help in the wost of times"

What do you like best?

I like cloudwatch because it is a catch all place for many different services running on AWS. It allows me to do a quick check when things have gone wrong to see if I can spot a possible cause. It can be a little overwhelming to dig through logs and other information to find problems but can be a lifesaver at times.

What do you dislike?

As stated above, it can be hard to discern problems at times due to the amount of information being collected and having to sort through it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Read the docs first and really try to target the metrics and events your are looking for. Too many events/alarms and you'll get lost.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It helps us to have a first stop in diagnosing a problem to keep our operation running smoothly without orders getting lost in the mix.

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"Perfect for collecting and tracking all your metrics!! GAME CHANGER!!"

What do you like best?

We worked with an organization that didn't have a great handle on their monitoring services so every now and again, applications weren't available and/or changes weren't made within the proper timeframe. Once the group implemented CloudWatch, they had significant visibility and were able to collect data on available resources as well as metrics.

What do you dislike?

Setup was easy and the customizations were fairly straight forward, but as the team was not familiar with this tool I believe it took a little more to set everything up than what was previous expected.

Recommendations to others considering the product

By leveraging CloudWatch, you can get a handle on all the applications, availability services, monitoring services, etc. that you wouldn't otherwise be able to easily access.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lack of visibility into resources and monitoring services.By leveraging CloudWatch, the group was able to achieve gain system-wide visibility and maximized their resource utilization rate. Plus, all of the application ran smoothly once this product was up and running.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Antonio F.
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"Best solution for monitoring multiples AWS services"

What do you like best?

High customizable service.

Possibility to interface many aws services with Cloudwatch.

Solution for Devops people and Monitor Team

Are a managed service which can be easily provisioned from within your AWS account with no extra purchases. They are easy to work with via AWS console or CLI. You can search the logs or filter them easily via one or more metric filters. You can even tag CloudWatch Log Groups, making this task even easier.

What do you dislike?

Not very simple to understand potentiality of Cloudwatch.

Documentation is not for beginner people

Recommendations to others considering the product

Amazon CloudWatch can generate a substantial amount of useful data but interpreting that data is not always trivial. If you are looking for insights about optimizing your configuration then the data from Amazon CloudWatch could be helpful.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Autoscaling with Load average.

Monitoring some custom metrics

Amazon CloudWatch review by Administrator in Information Technology and Services
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"Task scheduler made easy for AWS"

What do you like best?

The way it schedules the tasks is good. We have the option to link it to multiple events and set them as a trigger to run other tasks automatically. We can also set the cron and schedule them accordingly.

What do you dislike?

The way we setup the triggers are bit complicated. We have to script them in json and I feel the AWS documentation on this needs to be more elaborative. Other than that it’s quite a good one.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In my organization we enabled multiple cloud watch events to be triggered based on other critical events. Some of them include backing up the ec2 elb while according to the power schedule and maintenance windows etc.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User in Information Technology and Services
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"Excellent way to monitor my AWS resources at a very good price"

What do you like best?

Application Performance Management.

Error Management.

Utilization Management.

Managing log retention periods is so easy.

Excellent tool for host monitoring in addition to application monitoring.

What do you dislike?

Building cloudwatch dashboards can be cumbersome. You have to navigate through various screens to get the metrics you want to add.

Exporting alarm / alerting data is not available for further post-processing or analysis

You have to build alerts and alarms yourself. CloudWatch does not give you any recommendations, so you have to know what you're doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It is a perfect product for firms already using a number of Amazon services as a part of AWS, as most of them integrate well with CloudWatch. It is easy to configure retention of logs and export them to S3. I don't like the UX part because it is not very intuitive. In case you need more of the BI stuff, I would say export the logs and use either Tableau/Power BI.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used Amazon CloudWatch to collect and track metrics, collect and monitor log files, set alarms, and automatically react to changes in your AWS resource.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Gaurav P.
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"Makes your life in the cloud easy to monitor"

What do you like best?

The ability to track and monitor a large number of resources that you use in the AMZ cloud. Being able to produce metrics, alarms and notify in case of any hiccups to your resources in the cloud is pretty amazing.

Costs can be controlled for variable or stable load using cloudwatch. The alarms help my service operations team be able to look at any problems almost at real time.

What do you dislike?

The cloudwatch dashboard is a little cluttered and some work needs to be done by amazon in terms of improving the usability of the dashboard. The information captured in cloudwatch alarms can be improved, currently it tells you there is a problem but doesnt tell you a lot about the problem (logs etc)

Recommendations to others considering the product

To be able to use the full potential of AMZ cloudwatch you need to be using the full suite of AMZ cloud services. DynamoDB, redshift and Lambda are products that go well with cloudwatch. Using cloudwatch and lambda our application is able to support dev ops to automatically scale up the infrastructure (spin up new servers / VMs on the go) to allocate more horsepower.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

My application uses DynamoDB, Lambda, Redshift and a bunch of other cloud based services from amazon. Being in service operations we require realtime monitoring and tracking, maintaining metrics, being able to scale up as needed and have the application team alerted when say DynamoDB is at high reads/writes or being throttles. Cloudwatch alarms help us tremendously to do this.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Willie O.
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"Works great, but you have to put in some effort"

What do you like best?

Able to use CloudWatch events from existing services in order to configure alarms. Pairs well with partner tooling, such as PagerDuty, to alert on-call employees. Allows for customized metrics to report on.

What do you dislike?

Can be difficult to maintain and see your alerts at a glance when you have a large number. We've had issues in the past setting up custom metrics where we had to define them in the console first before we were able to deploy a stack with them.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Monitor cloud resources such as RDS instances (CPU, disk space), EC2 instances (CPU, memory, disk space), pair with autoscaling groups, alert when messages are pushed to deadletter queues, etc.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Manjushri S.
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"Amazon Cloudwatch "

What do you like best?

I have been using Amazon Cloudwatch for over 1 year to monitor all the inhouse applications. Cloud watch is great with SNS to send out emails/alerts when certain thresholds are reached. It is also a great tool for monitoring Ec2 instance usage, termination and also checking lambda logs.

What do you dislike?

Cloudwatch has some limits on things like - the number of alarms per month for free per region, number of API requests ; which can limit the monitoring capabilities for large companies with huge number of applications on cloud.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Have been using AWS cloud watch on the console to view SNS topic metrics, using logs for debugging any lambda function failures. Also, graphs on the cloud watch integrated with different dashboards like SNS can be very intuitive to understand the usage of resources at real time.

Amazon CloudWatch review by shareef h.
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"Great but small feedback to enhance"

What do you like best?

historical cloud watch stays there. and I can see old instances history as well

What do you dislike?

some metrics are empty and don't know why like for example if am not using t2 instance why the metric show cpu credit usage, this increases time I have to spend on documentation to understand or even call support to ask.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Add vedio documentation is very great

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

optimizing rush hours to reduce resource and as result the bill.

I love slow log in RDS and backups

Amazon CloudWatch review by Jaime J.
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"Great for beginners, but lacks notification options. "

What do you like best?

I like that the data can be viewed in a graph format. Being able to see the exact time data spikes helpful when monitoring certain activity. I also like that you can set alerts that will notify you when something exceeds the set threshold.

What do you dislike?

Alert notifications are only sent via email. I also couldn't find a way to send the alerts to multiple people. Since people collaborate on projects when alerts are sent it's necessary for the alert to go to the entire team. That way everyone is informed of what is happening, and if action is required it can be handled immediately instead of waiting on 1 single person that may be unavailable.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mainly used to gather data to monitor application utilization and performance. The data captured is also used to help with troubleshooting crash reports.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User
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"A great tool to get insights "

What do you like best?

a great way to get information about all your hardware in Amazon Web Service. It allows you to know the state and health of all of your infrastructure and you can alert, graph, and monitor the health and state of every piece. It solved the issue of not knowing the state of your system.

host all of our data in the cloud. They are at least partially responsible for guarding our data from theft and fire. Our organization instantly recognized the benefit of being able to administrate our AWS server instances via Amazon CloudWatch. If you rely on AWS in any way, you need to use Amazon CloudWatch.

What do you dislike?

The interface is clunky.

The context sensitive help could be written more clearly.

cumbersome compared to other solutions

not 100% customizable.

Recommendations to others considering the product

CloudWatch is a great low-cost solution for infrastructure monitoring and alerting if you are an AWS customer. You basically get it for free and requires little setup. If you are not on AWS, you can't enjoy the benefits of CloudWatch, so if you are running multi-cloud, need to think about how you will monitor all of your resources and assets.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used it in our web app for improved response time for video streaming. Our web servers are already in EC2.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User
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"My Amazon CloudWatch opinion"

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.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Oil & Energy
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"Nice tool to get insights into AWS infrastructure."

What do you like best?

CloudWatch is a great low-cost solution for infrastructure monitoring and alerting if you are an AWS customer. You basically get it for free and requires a little setup. If you are not on AWS, you can't enjoy the benefits of CloudWatch, so if you are running multi-cloud, need to think about how you will monitor all of your resources and assets.

What do you dislike?

No free support, Building CloudWatch dashboards can be cumbersome. You have to navigate through various screens to get the metrics you want to add, You have to build alerts and alarms yourself. CloudWatch does not give you any recommendations, so you have to know what you're doing.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Amazon CloudWatch is well suited for anyone that's using AWS and wants to see into their data, their traffic, or their system health. It's the eyes and ears of AWS. It really is best for any scenario where you are hosting infrastructure with AWS and want to keep an eye on it

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Infrastructure monitoring and Infrastructure alerting

Amazon CloudWatch review by Robert W.
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"Detailed and integrated"

What do you like best?

Being a cloud monitoring tool, it's important to be within if not integrated into the cloud environment. As CloudWatch is highly integrated into the AWS environment, it can provide detailed metrics that may not be available to other cloud monitoring tools running outside of the cloud.

What do you dislike?

Although cloudwatch provides detailed metrics, it doesn't allow for much customization beyond the pre-loaded reports.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Cloudwatch by itself is a great start to monitoring your cloud environment. However, we would recommend using multiple monitoring tools to get a more complete view of your overall cloud environment health.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using Amazon CloudWatch to monitor our entire cloud operation. Then pulling CloudWatch metrics into Ansible and Chef, we are able to proactively fix any issues with little to no human interaction.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User in Pharmaceuticals
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"Amazon CloudWatch "

What do you like best?

Amazon CloudWatch is a cloud services platform developed by the US giant Amazon Cloud. AWS brings together more than 50 services in categories such as cloud storage, computing power, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and even video game development.

What do you dislike?

Even Though Amazon CloudWatch was meant to allow for an easier configuration and management of solutions in the Cloud, it is quite Costly and is sort of a "Closed" System that does not collaborate much with other systems.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Although it's a lilttle Expensive to maintain, it still offers a lot of advantages,

I would recommend however that that tool be given additional manageability and allow for better integration with other tools instead of being a sort of a closed system. This would greatly benefit users and allow synchronisity.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The Main Benefits that is reaped from using Amazon CloudWatch is the ability to have to rely on the Cloud and its expanse of capabilities. It gives one the opportunity to manage the system with just a connection to the cloud versus having an on-Prem tool that would need to be installed and managed.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Internal Consultant
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"Experiencia con Amazon CloudWatch"

What do you like best?

La mejor parte de CloudWatch es la capacidad de configurar y eliminar alarmas que pueden comunicarse con el servicio Lambda de Amazon para ejecutar funciones automáticamente. Esto es útil siempre que necesite escribir algo cada vez que se alcanza un determinado nivel de uso.

What do you dislike?

Con tantas opciones de métricas diferentes disponibles, a veces puede ser difícil obtener el tipo exacto de métrica que desea sin tener que tener una gran cantidad de opciones de métrica.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

El problema comercial con el que se topan la mayoría de las pequeñas empresas que no están en la nube es el de su uso. La cuestión de si estamos usando nuestros servidores de manera efectiva no es siempre una información fácilmente disponible para ver. Con Amazon CloudWatch combinado con balanceo de carga elástico y escalado automático en instancias EC2, este proceso de escalar hacia arriba y hacia abajo el número de instancias EC2 se convierte en una brisa y un medio efectivo de computación en la nube.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User
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"Good for small applications"

What do you like best?

If you're just starting out with smaller applications in the AWS cloud, then AWS cloudwatch is the right tool. When your company starts growing, along with your software becoming more mature, you may end up piping your logs to another system in order to do more analytics on it and gather better insights.

What do you dislike?

If you have to ever dig manually through logs to try to find something it can be a little overwhelming. The user interface could use some work

I would like the ability to create more customizable dashboards.

The way log streams are used feels very counterintuitive.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Nice for industries

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We manage hundreds of virtualized machines in the AWS cloud, so we need a place to look up logs from all of these machines. We use cloudwatch in debugging production issues and tracking trending data. Devs use it in our dev environment to debug new code.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Administrator
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"Life Saver Amazon CloudWatch"

What do you like best?

its capabilities like to set high resolution alarms, visualize logs and metrics side by side, take automated actions, troubleshoot issues, and discover insights to optimize your applications, and ensure they are running smoothly.

What do you dislike?

There is a lot for improvement required.

Checks for things like EC2 instances often have to be created and maintained individually (eg a CPU check needs to be set for each instance vs at the group/tag level)

Notifications are limited to email addresses, when a lot of us use Slack, Pagerduty, webhooks, or something other than email these days

Recommendations to others considering the product

use its capabilities like to set high resolution alarms, visualize logs and metrics side by side, take automated actions, troubleshoot issues, and discover insights to optimize your applications, and ensure they are running smoothly.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud Watch helps my team with data and actionable insights to monitor our applications, understand and respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view of operational health.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User in Retail
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"One stop shop for AWS Metrics"

What do you like best?

Easy to customize based on your requirement. We integrated this with Pagerduty for alerting.

Valuable tool for DevOps and Developers alike to troubleshoot Cloud infrastructure run time. I love the dashboard which is created for beanstalk shows breakdown of TPS, healthy/unhealthy host along with other metrics.

This is a managed service so easy viewable through AWS console or CLI. For customized solution you use AWS SDK.

What do you dislike?

The metrics are skewed up to 5 mins. So you can check metrics for last 5 mins and not up to the minute. It may take some time for new users to learn the nuances of this tool.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you are on AWS you will be using AWS Cloudwatch. We use this actively for metrics on SQS, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 etc. Once your project is out running you can see how different metrics all tie up together. You can build a dashboard of all the metrics you are interested in. We also have created alarms custom to our application. You can cron (time based events) to trigger defined actions or lambda functions. Very useful to actively monitor your cloud infrastructure.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We use this tool for alerting and constantly monitor our Cloud infrastructure.

Amazon CloudWatch review by User in Computer Software
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"Relatively easy to use, confusing naming"

What do you like best?

Minimal interface, pretty intuitive, lots of functionality. Let's you schedule actions or trigger actions in response to events in your AWS environment.

What do you dislike?

AWS service names are confusing -- I thought CloudWatch was used for logging, didn't know it could also be used to schedule actions as well. The cron expressions used to select when to run actions are a bit of a hassle to figure out -- AWS could easily design a GUI for this or link to more concise documentation with better examples.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Probably need someone familiar with AWS to get up and running, otherwise, might consider a COTS product to interface with CloudWatch.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I've used to trigger AWS Lambda functions, commands on EC2 servers, SNS push notifications at designated times. This saves costs -- I don't need to stand up a EC2 server on an ongoing basis just to run cron jobs throughout the day.

Amazon CloudWatch review by anuj m.
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"cloudwatch is very useful service"

What do you like best?

best service to monitor and take care of our system, its collects the data and compile with condition we set if matched then it send the mail, we check the alert and check in our system for problems and solve them, it is very important and widely used services of AWS.

What do you dislike?

it have log problem, when we refresh the log it refresh single log not all the logs,

Recommendations to others considering the product

very strong and useful service of amazon to monitor and take care of health and wealth of servers and services.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

very strong and useful service of aws to monitor health and wealth of servers and services, most used service i can say.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Administrator in Automotive
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

I can view all logs, keep track of sales volumes for each day, week, month, etc. Which allows me to see where we are struggling. I also loved being able to supply my own logs for data, memory usage, sales volume, etc. It's nice being able to implement these things, although I thought the software did a good enough job on its own. I just wish their customer service had been more efficient. If they fix that, then I'll be a customer again in the future.

What do you dislike?

There were not enough options to support what we needed it for and customer service wasn't all that great either.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's great for everything it does, but their customer service really needs to improve. Once that happens, it'll be the best out there.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It's allowing me to monitor all of our sales volumes. I realized it was excellent with keeping track of data usage as well through our company.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Jugraj S.
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"A universal place for all AWS Logs and other monitoring Tasks"

What do you like best?

CloudWatch is a set of tools that helps perform task like instances monitoring and log management.

Using Cloudwatch i configure to monitor for ideal instances so i can release those resources and save money.

What do you dislike?

Logs interface is kind of a mess. All logs of one application is collected under same name and hard to differentiate between info logs, debug logs and error logs. Also the message formatting is not supported there all message is a big one line warped into the screen.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Clowdwatch helps keep track of running instances and alert me about ideal instances. It also help me notify if i need to increase the machines.

Amazon CloudWatch review by Eldho. K. S.
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"Powerful AWS cloud monitoring service"

What do you like best?

With a simple interface to provide powerful actions in managing cloud resources. Best part is no installation is needed - it's easy as signing into cloud and selecting cloudwatch from services. Excellent in creating alarms and reviewing/visualizing current state of cloud resources.

What do you dislike?

There is a bit of delay with the real time logs which can be confusing at times. Also, some services integration and management requires expert knowledge

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We used amazon cloudwatch to monitor and manage resources in our AWS - mainly to set up rules to detect performance issues (high memory/CPU usage) and to scale up before the whole system starts to bleed, affecting the business.

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