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RDS event notifications announce database maintenance, failover, and more.

RDS Maintenance, Low Storage and Recovery


Be the first to know about the reason for a database downtime. Get notified of any maintenance affecting your database instances.

Low Storage

Prevent yourself from a lot of trouble by receiving a notification indicating your database instance consumes more than 90% of the available storage.


Stay calm when RDS is recovering from a failure. For example, receive an alert when an automatic fail-over happens from your master database instance to your standby database instance.

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Monitoring Jump Start

RDS Monitoring Jump Start

Monitoring an RDS database instance touches multiple parts of AWS. I will do the configuration for you.

How marbot works

marbot integrates with RDS event notifications

1. RDS event notification

RDS publishes events of different types (e.g., recovery, low storage, and failover). Create a subscription to all or selected event types. Afterwards, RDS will send marbot the events via HTTPS.

2. marbot

Once marbot receive an event, marbot checks if the event is a duplicate to reduce noise. marbot also enriches the event with Quick Links to the AWS Management Console. Finally, marbot sends a Slack message with the event to a single engineer of your team.

3. Your team

A member of your team now has to acknowledge the alert. marbot escalates unnoticed alerts to another team member or the whole crew if necessary. Once acknowledged, marbot waits until you have fixed the issue.

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Strong integrations with AWS and 3rd party services.

Supported AWS resources:

  • AMI
  • Auto Scaling
  • Budget
  • CloudFormation
  • CloudWatch Alarms
  • CloudWatch Events
  • CodePipeline
  • DynamoDB
  • EC2
  • Elastic Beanstalk
  • ElastiCache
  • ELB
  • EMR
  • KMS
  • Lambda
  • RDS
  • S3
  • SES
  • SNS
  • Trusted Advisor
  • X-Ray
  • ...

Supported 3rd party services:

  • Bitbucket
  • Email
  • HTTP(S)
  • Jenkins
  • New Relic
  • RSS Feed
  • Sumo Logic
  • Uptime Robot
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Andreas Wittig and Michael Wittig

About the inventors

Andreas and Michael Wittig built marbot during the Serverless Chatbot Competition 2016 and won the hackathon. Since then they have added new features and improved marbot step by step.

Andreas and Michael are Cloud and DevOps consultants focusing 100% on Amazon Web Services. They use marbot to get notified of any issues within their projects themselves.

You should check out their blog as well.

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