Posted On: Apr 6, 2022

Amazon OpenSearch Service now includes new observability interface and log monitoring features, that provide developers and devops engineers with the visibility and insights they need to diagnose performance and availability issues faster and reduce application downtime.

Since the introduction of Trace Analytics in Amazon OpenSearch Service, developers and devops engineers have had the ability to find and fix performance problems in distributed applications. Trace Analytics enabled customers to analyze trace data alongside log data, helping them to both isolate the source of performance problems and diagnose their root cause within the same service. Nevertheless, correlating trace data with log events required customers to navigate multiple interfaces, and building monitoring views on log data required developers to know exactly what visualizations they wanted to create.

The new observability capabilities allows developers and devops engineers to more easily analyze trace data and log data in a single interface. A Piped Processing Language (PPL) - based event explorer helps developers interactively explore log data and visualize the results in simple to configure charts. Developers can save their PPL-based visualization and view multiple saved visualizations on a custom operational panel. Also integrated into the new observability interface is OpenSearch Notebooks. With notebooks, developers can interactively and collaboratively develop rich reports that combine markdown, SQL/PPL queries, and visualizations with support for multi-timelines and live data so that users can easily tell a story.

The new observability capabilities and log monitoring features are available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Please refer to the Amazon Web Services Region Table for more information about Amazon OpenSearch Service availability.

For more information about this feature, please see the documentation. To learn more about Amazon OpenSearch Service, please visit the product page.