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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Analyze CloudWatch Logs like a pro

Centralizing the logs from all your systems is critical in a cloud infrastructure. Typical solutions to store and analyze log messages are: Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch + Kibana), Loggly, Splunk, and Sumo Logic. I prefer Amazon CloudWatch Logs in most ...

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marbot is available on the AWS Marketplace

marbot is now available on the AWS Marketplace. No more friction: marbot is an item on your AWS invoice. The advantages at a glance: No separate invoice: marbot is now an item on your AWS invoice You do not have to enter a credit card: you will receiv...

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marbot an alternative to OpsGenie, PagerDuty, and VictorOps

We started working on marbot in 2016. Recently, I’ve been doing some research to compare our incident management solution with our competitors: OpsGenie, PagerDuty, and VictorOps. Find my biased comparison in the following. What do all four incident ma...

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Are you the lonely DevOps engineer doing 24/7 on-call? Change it!

Are you the only one in your team who takes responsibility for the productive system? Are you carrying your laptop with you even in your free time to be able to fix issues in production? Are you unofficially on-call 24/7? I’ve been in the same situation...

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Monitoring EC2 Network Utilization

Are you monitoring the network utilization of your EC2 instances? Why not? The network is one of the rare resources that will limit your workload’s maximum throughput: CPU Memory Network Disk GPU I’ve debugged performance problems in a lot of infrastr...

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Monitoring Jump Start: Lambda function

A Lambda function executes code. Many things can go wrong when executing your code. You can run in a timeout, out of memory, or your code can throw exceptions. That’s why you need to add monitoring to be alerted when the Lambda function is not working a...

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Monitoring Jump Start: SQS queue

Many applications depend on a message queue to exchange information. The message producers are decoupled from the message consumers. However, the producers rely on a consumer to eventual process the message. That’s why you need to add monitoring to be a...

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Solve AWS incidents with runbooks

Starting today, marbot helps you to solve AWS incidents with runbooks. Runbooks provide structured procedures for responding to incidents. The following figure is a screenshot of an alert with a runbook. Runbooks allow all your team members to tackle p...

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Basics first! Checklist for monitoring AWS.

Monitoring your cloud infrastructure is key for reliability, security, and efficiency. Before you think about buying and installing a fancy and expensive (application) monitoring solution make sure you got the basics of monitoring AWS covered. I’ve der...

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