Amazon CloudWatch collects and visualizes real-time logs, metrics, and event data in automated dashboards to streamline your infrastructure and application maintenance. Honeycomb integrations use Amazon CloudWatch as a collection point for metrics and logs from various AWS services.
Amazon CloudWatch can also be configured to publish logs and metrics about its own operations. Using Honeycomb’s AWS integrations, you can send those logs and metrics to Honeycomb.
How it works
AWS CloudWatch provides Subscription Filters, which can be configured to forward all logs in a log group to a Kinesis Firehose destination. Kinesis Firehose then streams those logs to Honeycomb. AWS CloudWatch logs for this service are unstructured by default. This service uses an additional step in the workflow that uses Lambda to structure that log data before sending it to Honeycomb.
AWS CloudWatch provides Metric Streams, which forward all metrics captured to third-party destinations. Metrics are streamed to Honeycomb using AWS Kinesis Data Firehose.
In addition, this service plays a special role in AWS integrations since it can also be configured as a destination for logs from many AWS services. See our AWS Docs for more details.
This service sends logs to CloudWatch and then forwards them to Kinesis Firehose, where they are structured before being sent to Honeycomb. It also sends metrics to CloudWatch and also forwards them to Honeycomb via AWS Kinesis. CloudWatch is also used by other AWS services as part of Honeycomb integrations.