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Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor Reference Guide

Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor

Monitors AWS DynamoDB tables and runs PartiQL statements.

Overview

Checks any Amazon AWS DynamoDB table and runs PartiQL statements. It shows the results retrieved and alerts based on values found in the results.

Use Cases

  • Running PartiQL queries automatically
  • Monitoring metrics for every table and specific tables

Monitoring Options

This event monitor provides the following options:

Alert with [Warning/Error/Critical] if AWS cannot be contacted

This option sends you an alert if the event monitor cannot establish a connection to AWS.

Note: This event monitor queries AWS DynamoDB. AWS charges your account based on the number of queries you run.

Alert if any table is larger than a specified size

This option will send you an alert if any table is larger than the size you specify.

Alert if the table [table] is larger than a specified size

With this option, you can designate a specific table to be monitored by size.

Show the size for all tables

This option will include the size of all tables in each event monitor run's results.

Alert if any table has provisioned read capacity larger than a specified capacity

Use this option to receive alerts if any table has provisioned read capacity larger than the capacity you specify.

Alert if the table [table] has provisioned read capacity larger than a specified capacity

Use this option to receive alerts if a specified table has a provisioned read capacity larger than the capacity you specify.

Alert if any table has provisioned write capacity larger than the capacity you specify

This option will alert if any table has provisioned write capacity that is larger than the one you specify.

Alert if the table [table] has provisioned write capacity larger than the capacity you specify

Use this option to keep tabs on the provisioned write capacity of a specified table and to make sure it doesn't exceed the value you specify.

Show the provisioned capacity of all tables

In the event monitor results, the provisioned capacity of all tables will be included.

Alert if any table has not been backed up in the past [#] days

This option will tell you if any of your tables haven't been backed up recently.

Alert if the table [table] has not been backed up in the past [#] days

This option will tell you if a specified table has not been backed up recently.

Show the last backup date for all tables

With this option enabled, you'll receive a list of the latest backup dates for all tables in the event monitor's results after it runs.

PartiQL Command

The Amazon AWS DynamoDB Event Monitor can also run PartiQL statements.

Run a PartiQL Statement

In the provided box, paste the PartiQL statement you want to run.

Show the first [#] result rows in all notifications

This option lets you specify how many result rows you want to see in each notification generated.

Display result data in a table

With this option, you can receive result data either before or after the event text in each notification.

Alert with [Info/Warning/Error/Critical] if a specified text value is found in the results

Use this option to specify a string of text that, if found in the result text, will generate an alert.

Record data points based on values in the results

With this option, you can specify data points that you want to monitor in the result text.

Alert if more than a specified number of records are returned

Use this option to alert if more records are returned than the number you specify.

Alert if the query takes more than the specified amount of time to complete

Use this option to be alerted if the query takes more time than you specify to complete.

Authentication and Security

The account that is used to authenticate must have read permission for Amazon AWS DynamoDB API.

Protocols

Data Points

This event monitor generates the following data points for each table it finds:

Data Point Description
Read Capacity The provisioned read capacity for the table.
Write Capacity The provisioned write capacity for the table.
Storage Size The total size of the table.

Sample Output

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