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Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By : Ewere Diagboya
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Infrastructure Monitoring with Amazon CloudWatch

By: Ewere Diagboya

Overview of this book

CloudWatch is Amazon’s monitoring and observability service, designed to help those in the IT industry who are interested in optimizing resource utilization, visualizing operational health, and eventually increasing infrastructure performance. This book helps IT administrators, DevOps engineers, network engineers, and solutions architects to make optimum use of this cloud service for effective infrastructure productivity. You’ll start with a brief introduction to monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch and its core functionalities. Next, you’ll get to grips with CloudWatch features and their usability. Once the book has helped you develop your foundational knowledge of CloudWatch, you’ll be able to build your practical skills in monitoring and alerting various Amazon Web Services, such as EC2, EBS, RDS, ECS, EKS, DynamoDB, AWS Lambda, and ELB, with the help of real-world use cases. As you progress, you'll also learn how to use CloudWatch to detect anomalous behavior, set alarms, visualize logs and metrics, define automated actions, and rapidly troubleshoot issues. Finally, the book will take you through monitoring AWS billing and costs. By the end of this book, you'll be capable of making decisions that enhance your infrastructure performance and maintain it at its peak.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to Monitoring and Amazon CloudWatch
Section 2: AWS Services and Amazon CloudWatch

Introduction to database management

As old as time, man has been storing data in different formats. From writing it on stones and tablets, to the invention of the quill, reed pen, and ballpoint pens. These instruments were designed as tools for recording and storing different types of data, for reference and historical purposes. Fast forward to the 20th century and computers were born, and they provided us with a new way of storing information. Data in computing is stored in different formats, and the format that we store this data in is dependent on what we intend to use that data for.

Database management is a group of activities that involves how data is created, updated, retrieved, and deleted. It also involves how the data that's been created is secured and designing proper policies around who has access to the data to do what and when. The primary activities that are performed in database management go by the acronym CRUD. Let's take a look:

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