Posted On: Feb 29, 2024

Amazon Step Functions announces open workflow metrics for Step Functions workflows in Amazon CloudWatch to track and monitor the number of open workflow executions in real-time through Amazon CloudWatch. Amazon Step Functions is a visual workflow service capable of orchestrating virtually any Amazon Web Services service to automate business processes and data processing workloads.

Now, with open workflow metrics, you have account-level visibility into the number of standard workflows in progress as well as your open workflow limit. You can manage workloads across all workflows, regardless of how they are started, to ensure smooth workflow operations. You can set CloudWatch alarms to monitor your workflows and proactively receive alerts as you approach your limits. Once alerted, you can effectively manage your workflows by taking actions such as stopping specific workflows or requesting a limit increase.

This feature is available in all Amazon Web Services regions where Amazon Step Functions is available, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

Open workflow metrics is available to use in CloudWatch for standard workflows with no additional configuration required. To learn more, please see the Step Functions Developer Guide to get started.