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Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor
Keeps track of DynamoDB metrics like capacity, usage, backups, and more.
About the Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor

The Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor watches DynamoDB metrics for all your AWS devices. It can check any Amazon AWS DynamoDB table and runs PartiQL statements. It shows the results retrieved and alerts based on values found in the results.

Getting Started

To begin, set an alert level to receive if the event monitor cannot connect to AWS. Note that this event monitor queries AWS DynamoDB. AWS charges your account based on the number of queries you run.

Connection Settings

Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor Settings

The option to receive an alert if any table is greater than a certain size lets you specify table sizes that will trigger each level of alert. You can also monitor specific tables in the same way. Checking the box that says "Show the size for all tables" will include the size of all your tables in the results section for each event monitor run.

Table Size Settings

You can also receive alerts if any table has provisioned read capacity greater than a specified amount. Below this is an option to monitor read capacity for a specific table in the same way. Enter thresholds that will trigger each level of alert for both of these options.

Read Capacity Settings

Next, set the alert levels desired for provisioned write capacity. As above, there is also an option to monitor a specific event monitor's write capacity. Check the box that says "Show the provisioned capacity for all tables" to receive that information in the event text.

Write Capacity Settings

The option to "Alert if any table has not been backed up in the past X days" lets you specify the number of days to wait between backups before you start receiving alerts. Enter the number of days to wait for each level of alert.

You can also monitor a specific table to make sure it gets backed up regularly. Checking the box that says "Show the last backup date for all tables" will provide that information in the event text, allowing you to keep a constant eye on those dates.

Backup Alert Settings

PartiQL Command

The Amazon AWS DynamoDB's final option is to run a PartiQL command. Enter your command in the text box provided, then configure the below settings.

You can choose the number of result rows that you want to display in the event text, search the results of the command for specific text strings, record data points, receive alerts if more than a specified amount of records are returned, and monitor the query based on the amount of time needed to reach completion. Once you've finished configuring these settings, you're ready to begin monitoring your databases!

PartiQL Settings

Summary

In this tutorial, we showed you how to set up an Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor and begin monitoring your databases. Keep an eye on the Features page of FrameFlow's website as we're adding new tutorials often. Refer to our Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor reference guide for more documentation on this event monitor.

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