AWS CloudWatch offers a range of features that make it an essential tool for organizations using AWS:
- Metrics: It collects and stores metrics from various sources, including AWS resources, applications, and custom metrics generated by the user. These metrics can be used to track performance, identify issues, and optimize costs.
- Dashboards: CloudWatch allows users to create custom dashboards that display key metrics and data in real-time. This makes it easy for users to visualize and analyze their operational data at a glance.
- Alarms: It enables users to set alarms based on specific thresholds or conditions. When an alarm is triggered, CloudWatch can notify users or take automated actions to resolve the issue.
- Logs: CloudWatch collects and stores log data from various sources, including AWS resources, applications, and custom log data generated by the user. Users can analyze log data to identify issues, optimize performance, and improve security.
- Events: It captures and processes events from various sources, enabling users to respond to changes in their AWS environment. Events can be used to trigger automated actions, such as invoking Lambda functions or sending notifications.