Posted On: May 4, 2023

Amazon CloudWatch announces support for filtering by metric name on CloudWatch Metric Streams. With Metric Streams, you can create a continuous, near real-time stream of metrics to a destination of your choice. With this new capability you can now select the specific metrics you want to stream, providing additional filtering controls.

You can use Metric Streams to send metrics to your data lake on Amazon Web Services Cloud, such as Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3). This additional filtering capability provides specific metric name selection in addition to the existing option to filter metrics by namespace. You can now select what metrics to include or exclude for each streamed namespace.

To get started with Metric Streams click on the Streams option from the left menu of the CloudWatch console, under the Metrics menu. You have an option to add metric name filters to existing and new Metric Streams. Alternatively, you can use the CloudWatch API, SDK, CLI, or Amazon CloudFormation to provision and configure Metric Streams.

Metric name filtering on Metric Streams is now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about Metric Streams pricing, refer to the Amazon CloudWatch pricing page. To learn more about Metric Streams, please refer to our documentation.