AWS Managed Prometheus and Grafana

AWS re:Invent 2020 is in progress and it’s full of introducing new services. For people like me who work day by day on both public cloud services (AWS in specific) and cloud native ecosystem, introductions of 2 services related to Observability were very interesting:

They are in Preview but AWS provides it to all users already. Of course they may be subject to changes and not recommended for production.

I really like such services because there is no vendor locking concern and like other managed services can be used at scale. Other advantages are integration with other services including IAM. Although there are solutions for scalability or securing these services but they are not easy to implement and the cost of maintaining them can be high.

I’m really excited to see how they work in practice but I wanted to share my view with you, maybe you are quicker than me in employing them and playing around 🙂