Using IFTTT with Stackdriver Alerts 

IFTTT opens up a world of possibilities for easily connecting one system to another — without writing code. IFTTT gives you the capability to trigger actions on other systems, such as Google Drive, Twitter, or Belkin’s WeMo line of IoT products. For example, you could set up a light to flash in your company’s office […]

Alerting on a metric’s rate of change 

One of our most common feature requests has been for the ability to alert on the rate of change of a metric over time. We’re excited to finally add this functionality to our suite of alerting options. Now, instead of choosing a threshold for a certain metric (e.g. “notify me when it crosses 20”), you […]

Using Lambda for a Server-less Stackdriver Alerting Webhook 

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Stackdriver now supports creating dashboards to understand how your AWS Lambda functions are being used.  These dashboards allow you to see how many times a given function is called, how often it fails, if it’s being throttled and how long the calls take.  

A Bit of Spring Cleaning for Stackdriver 

We are happy to announce several important enhancements to your Stackdriver service. New Support Team and Email Front-line support for Stackdriver is now provided by the Google Cloud Support Team.  The goal of this transition is to decrease the time it takes for you to get the help that you need.   Moving forward, please send […]

Stackdriver Now Supports AWS Kinesis 

Kinesis Alert Configuration

You can now use Stackdriver to monitor your AWS Kinesis streams. Stackdriver automatically discovers your Kinesis resources, collects Kinesis metrics from CloudWatch, and includes rich service and stream-level dashboards with no configuration.   You can configure alerting policies to notify you if Kinesis metrics cross a specified threshold. You can also integrate Kinesis metrics into […]

Using Resource Groups to Monitor Large Environments with Stackdriver 

Use X-Ray Mode on Group Dashboards with Many Members

As your AWS infrastructure becomes more complex, so too does the task of monitoring the environment. In this post, I will highlight three ways that you can use resource groups to get the most out of Stackdriver’s dashboards and alerting capabilities as you scale. 1. Define Your Topology Resource groups are the primary organizing concept within the […]

New Features: AWS CloudFront Monitoring, AWS Frankfurt, ELB Tags, and more 

CloudFront Service Dashboard

We have been pretty quiet on the blog lately. Let’s change that. For starters, I will take this opportunity to highlight some recent enhancements to the Stackdriver service, including monitoring for AWS CloudFront, support for the AWS Frankfurt Region, and integration of tags for Elastic Load Balancers. Please check back soon for more news. AWS […]

Relational or NoSQL Database? Survey Results 


Last week, we posted a survey question: What type of database do you use for your application? We were curious to know which is most commonly used: relational, NoSQL or a combination of the two, as well as what the use case is. 18 respondents give us some insight into these questions. Check out the […]

3 of the Most Important Agent-Driven Metrics to Monitor 

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Amazon Web Services enables companies of all shapes, sizes and industries to quickly deploy and scale web-­based applications and sites. In order to succeed, visibility into your AWS infrastructure is key -­ you need to know what to monitor in order to stay on top of performance issues that may arise in your cloud stack. […]

Question of the Day: Relational or NoSQL Database? 


Stackdriver’s Question of the Day today: do you prefer to use a relational database such as MySQL, Oracle, or PostgreSQL or do you use a NoSQL database such as Cassandra, Hadoop, or MongoDB ? Take our 2-question poll below and check back on our blog next week for results. Create your free online surveys with […]