Posted On: Nov 15, 2023

Today, Amazon IoT Device Defender announces the capability to export cloud-side and device-side metrics to your own data lake running on Amazon Web Services or outside. Amazon IoT Device Defender continuously monitors device fleets to detect any abnormal device behavior, alerts about security issues, and provides built-in mitigation actions. Using Detect feature, you can evaluate device and cloud-side metrics against a pre-defined threshold and receive alerts when deviations are detected. With the new export capability, you can easily transfer Detect metrics including number of messages received, network signal strength, CPU and memory usage, to other Amazon Web Services and third-party services for further analytics.

Fleet operators often need to analyze an IoT solution’s usage and performance metrics to help streamline their operations. Using the new metric export feature in conjunction with Amazon IoT Core Rules Engine, you can enhance your solution to cost-effectively extract and transfer cloud-side, device-side, and custom metrics, into other services to gain additional insights. The implementation of metrics export functionality simply requires cloud-side configuration changes and does not require firmware changes on edge devices.

The metric export feature can be configured and accessed in Amazon IoT console and Amazon CLI. The feature is available in all Amazon Web Services Regions where Amazon IoT Device Defender is available, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

To get started, please visit this blog for detailed setup instructions. For additional documentation, refer to the metrics export section in the Amazon IoT Device Defender developer guide or visit the website.