AWS DynamoDB

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Sensor (Data Collection)

Tracked Configuration

DynamoDB Table Details

  • Table Arn
  • Table Name
  • Table Status
  • Table Item Count
  • Table Created At
  • Table Size (bytes)
  • Table Stream Arn
  • Table Stream Label
  • Grouping zone (region)

Metrics

  • Consumed read capacity
  • Provisioned read capacity
  • Consumed write capacity
  • Provisioned write capacity
  • Throttled read requests (Get, Scan, Query, Batch Get)
  • Throttled write requests (Put, Update, Delete, Batch Write)
  • TTL Deleted Items
  • Conditional check failed
  • User errors
  • System errors read (Get, Scan, Query,Batch get)
  • System errors write (Put, Update, Delete, Batch write)
  • Returned query item count (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum)
  • Returned scan item count (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum)
  • Batch get latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Batch write latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Delete latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Get latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Put latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Query latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Scan latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)
  • Update latency (Minimum, Maximum, Average, Sum, Request count)

For more information refer to Amazon DynamoDB Metrics and Dimensions.

Built-in Health Rules

  • Ratio of consumed and provisioned reads is critical
  • Ratio of consumed and provisioned writes is critical

Required Permissions

  • cloudwatch:GetMetricData
  • dynamodb:ListTables
  • dynamodb:DescribeTable
  • dynamodb:ListTagsOfResource

Configuration

Metrics for DynamoDB are pulled every 5 minutes, this can be changed via agent configuration:

com.instana.plugin.aws.dynamodb:
  cloudwatch_period: 300

Tags

Please note that tags are currently only available in conjunction with the dedicated AWS Instana agent, described here AWS Agent Installation docs. More details on using tags are described here.