This chart bootstraps a Fluentd Cloudwatch deployment on a Kubernetes cluster using the Helm package manager. Fluentd is an open source data collector, which lets you unify the data collection and consumption for a better use and understanding of data. Whereas, CloudWatch provides you with data and actionable insights to monitor your applications, understand and respond to system-wide performance changes, optimize resource utilization, and get a unified view of operational health.
Fluentd can be set up on your laptop in less than 10 minutes. You can download it here and try it right now. Fluentd’s 500+ plugins makes it compatible with dozens of data sources and data outputs. Plugins are easy to write and deploy, too.
Fluentd is Apache 2.0 Licensed, fully open source software. That means your imagination, not license restrictions, is the limit of what you can achieve with Fluentd. The source code is available on GitHub.
5,000+ data-driven companies rely on Fluentd to differentiate their products and services through a better use and understanding of their log data. In fact, according to the survey by Datadog, Fluentd is the 7th top technologies running on Docker container environments.
Some Fluentd users collect data from thousands of machines in real-time. Thanks to its small memory footprint (30~40MB), you can save a lot of memory at scale.
The community behind Fluentd keeps improving the software and helps one another to make Fluentd useful for everyone.
CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events, providing you with a unified view of AWS resources, applications and services that run on AWS, and on-premises servers.
You can use CloudWatch to set high resolution alarms, visualize logs and metrics side by side, take automated actions, troubleshoot issues, and discover insights to optimize your applications, and ensure they are running smoothly.
With Amazon CloudWatch, it is easy to get started. There is no up-front commitment or minimum fee; you simply pay for what you use. You will be charged at the end of the month for what you use.
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