ChatOps for AWS Blog

Celebrating five years of marbot

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 monit...

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List of marbot alternatives & competitors

marbot is a ChatOps tool to configure AWS monitoring, escalate alerts, and solve incidents. This blog post looks at alternatives that cover similar functionality available for Slack and Microsoft Teams. AWS ChatbotAWS Chatbot is generally available sin...

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S3 virus and malware alerting powered by bucketAV

Allowing users to upload files to S3 is risky. You have to ensure that malicious files like a virus or malware are not distributed to other users. Therefore, we recommend an antivirus solution such as bucketAV. As soon as a virus is detected, your team...

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EC2 vulnerability and compliance violation alerting powered by Amazon Inspector

The AWS Shared Responsibility Model is clear: running EC2 instances comes with many customer responsibilities. You have to patch your EC2 instances, harden the operating system, encrypt your data, secure remote access, and many more. But how can you tel...

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How to fix delayed alarms?

Some of our integrations depend on Amazon SNS. For example, our CloudFormation templates configure SNS topics and subscriptions within your AWS account. Unfortunately, there is an issue with SNS: messages to HTTPS endpoints are delayed by more than 30 m...

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How to monitor Amazon Redshift?

A data warehouse is used for analyzing GBs or TBs of data and is a core component of business intelligence. AWS offers a popular data warehouse called Amazon Redshift. AWS is responsible for most aspects of operating the data warehouse. However, there a...

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RDS Performance Insights: monitor and debug database performance

When users complain about a web or enterprise application’s slow response times, the root cause is often high load on the database. Usually, a high load is caused by an increased number of queries or many costly database queries. Amazon RDS is one of th...

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Monitor CloudFront with CloudWatch metrics and alarms

CloudFront and S3 power this website. On top of that, we are using Lambda@Edge to resize images on the fly. AWS is responsible for the availability and scalability of all three services. Therefore, operating the infrastructure for our website is not too...

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marbot for Microsoft Teams out now!

About two months ago, we launched the beta of marbot for Microsoft Teams. We received tremendous feedback. The number of teams installing marbot has tripled. On top of that, we are gladful for the feedback from our early customers. You helped us to impr...

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