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 

AWS Metrics Sources Chart

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 […]

The Little Things: Why I Joined Stackdriver 


I have a passion for building great teams.  Building great teams is not easy and most organizations don’t stress the little things enough to make it possible.  While I was interviewing at Stackdriver, I met one of our engineers who told me the story of how he came to be part of the team.  He […]

Stackdriver adds process monitoring to Intelligent Monitoring 

Stackdriver adds process monitoring to its full-stack intelligent monitoring

Vote on Hacker News We’re very excited today to announce process monitoring, bringing the processes running on your instances into your Stackdriver monitoring dashboard and further increasing your visibility into your public cloud application stack. Often, the best way to know that a system is working as designed is by looking at a high level […]

Announcing the Stackdriver Community Hub 

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One thing we love about having really smart, interesting customers is seeing the projects and content that they create, both to help make their jobs easier and for knowledge-sharing purposes within their communities. We particularly love seeing those projects that involve new ways of utilizing the Stackdriver platform– from interfacing with languages like Clojure to […]

Managing the Missing Model in Angular 


AngularJS Boston Meetup Presentation – April 23, 2014   Angular is a fantastic framework, but many consider its lack of built in support for managing “Data Model(s)” a rather glaring omission. I feel it may actually be a good thing! In this presentation I cover my perspective of what a front-end data model might look […]