Celebrating five years of marbot

Michael Wittig – 21 Oct 2021

Five years ago, Andreas and Michael Wittig released marbot - a Serverless Chatbot Competition 2016 winner project. Back in the day, marbot connected Amazon CloudWatch and Slack to spread alerts among your team members. Today, marbot configures AWS monitoring rules, receives alerts from any AWS service, and provides context to solve incidents quickly in Slack and Microsoft Teams. A big thank you to all our customers who trust marbot. Some of them have been using marbot since day one. More than 1,000 teams close 7,500+ alerts every week. Thousands of AWS accounts are monitored by marbot.

Celebrating five years of marbot

In this post, I summarize the history of marbot and provide an outlook of what is coming.








  • Over 100 AWS services are enriched with Quick Links.
  • marbot has been running for more than five years


The future of marbot has always been steered by customer demand and data.

Every one or two years, we reach out to all our customers and ask for feedback. What are areas that need improvement? Are new topics popping up that we should cover? Within the following days, we will start a new survey to gather up-to-date customer feedback. All participants will get the brand new marbot t-shirt for free! Stay tuned. We will reach out to you in Slack and Microsoft Teams.


By looking at the data, we see that new customers struggle with the initial setup of marbot. First, we have to figure out why they struggle. Once we have a new theory, we can implement improvements, measure, and compare the data.

We also continue to invest in improving the coverage of AWS services. Every week, we analyze our logs to find event types that are new to marbot. We usually add support for new event types on the same day.

Thanks for your support,
Andreas & Michael

Michael Wittig

Michael Wittig

Consultant focusing on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Entrepreneur building marbot.io. Author of Amazon Web Services in Action, Rapid Docker on AWS, and cloudonaut.io.

You can contact me via Email, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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