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Amazon CloudWatch Pros

SB
Head of Data Architect at LendingTree
CloudWatch immediately hooks up and connects to the KPIs and all the metrics.
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Prathap G - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at ValueMomentum
What my company likes best about Amazon CloudWatch is that it's on AWS. My team also likes it for its log feature. As the solution is on AWS, it also has good pricing and resource availability, plus it's what clients choose. My company also chose AWS for Forge ECS, and at the time, there was a need for the log features provided by Amazon CloudWatch, so it's the solution my team went with.
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Santosh Devara - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at Mercedes-Benz
Setting up this product was easy. I found data analytics as its most valuable feature.
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Amazon CloudWatch
October 2022
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JR
Director at Fidelity Investments
Our team finds it overall quite useful.
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Shaamil Ashraff - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Database Administration at Mitra Innovation
We have found the pricing to be reasonable.
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Ummekulsum Musekhan - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at Talabat
You can enable alarms and metrics, and it has robust integration with AWS services. You can also trigger events. For example, if the CPU utilization is above 80%, it can launch a new instance for you.
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Fernando Cunha JR - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Lead & Solutions Architect at DXC
The solution is easy to use.
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Sofiane  Mekhaba - PeerSpot reviewer
Scrum Master / Team Leader at Algeofleet
I have found the memory metrics and the CPU metrics valuable.
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Amazon CloudWatch Cons

SB
Head of Data Architect at LendingTree
It would be beneficial for CloudWatch to provide an API interface and some kind of custom configuration.
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Prathap G - PeerSpot reviewer
Solutions Architect at ValueMomentum
I found several areas for improvement in Amazon CloudWatch. First is that it's tough to track issues and find out where it's going wrong. The process takes longer. For example, if I get an exception error, I read the logs, search, go to AWS Cloud, then to the groups to find the keyword to determine what's wrong. Another area for improvement in Amazon CloudWatch is that it's slow in terms of log streaming. It requires an entire twenty-four hours for scanning, rather than just one hour. This issue can be solved with Elasticsearch streaming with Kibana, but it requires a lot of development effort and integration with Kibana or Splunk, and this also means I need a separate developer and software technical stack to do the indexing and streaming to Kibana. It's a manual effort that you need to do properly, so log streaming should be improved in Amazon CloudWatch. The AWS support person should also have a better understanding of the logs in Amazon CloudWatch. What I'd like added to the solution is a more advanced search function, particularly one that can tell you more information or special information. Right now, the search function is difficult to use because it only gives you limited data. For example, I got an error message saying that the policy wasn't created. I only know the amount the customer paid for the policy, the mobile number, and the customer name, but if I use those details, the information won't show up on the logs. I need to enter more details, so that's the type of fuzzy matching Amazon CloudWatch won't provide. If this type of search functionality is provided, it will be very helpful for businesses and companies that provide professional services to customers, like ours.
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Santosh Devara - PeerSpot reviewer
Cloud Architect at Mercedes-Benz
This product lacks some features: real-time data stream monitoring, application performance monitoring, mobile app monitoring, and live dashboards. Its workflows also need improvement.
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Buyer's Guide
Amazon CloudWatch
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Amazon CloudWatch. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.
JR
Director at Fidelity Investments
We'd like the interface to be as easy as Datadog.
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Shaamil Ashraff - PeerSpot reviewer
Architect - Database Administration at Mitra Innovation
I do not know whether or not CloudWatch can be integrated with on-prem services.
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Ummekulsum Musekhan - PeerSpot reviewer
DevOps Engineer at Talabat
For monitoring applications or for APM, CloudWatch has some limitations. You cannot monitor application performance from CloudWatch, and you have to go for a third-party tool.
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Fernando Cunha JR - PeerSpot reviewer
Tech Lead & Solutions Architect at DXC
The configuration capabilities could be better.
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Sofiane  Mekhaba - PeerSpot reviewer
Scrum Master / Team Leader at Algeofleet
I would like to monitor inbound and outbound transfer. I would also like to control the traffic for load balancing.
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Buyer's Guide
Amazon CloudWatch
October 2022
Learn what your peers think about Amazon CloudWatch. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: October 2022.
634,775 professionals have used our research since 2012.