- Category: Serverless Application Monitoring and Observability System with Comprehensive Dashboard
- Client: CAE
- Project Period: Jul 2022 - Jan 2023
Serverless Application Monitoring and Observability
Designed and developed a solution capable of efficiently collecting and visualizing various metrics, providing real-time insights into customer environments.
Monitoring and Observability: Develop a comprehensive monitoring and observability system capable of collecting and visualizing diverse metrics from customer environments.
Serverless Architecture: Implement a serverless architecture leveraging AWS Lambda for scalability, cost-efficiency, and ease of management.
Dashboard Creation: Design and build an intuitive dashboard to provide users with real-time insights and analytical tools for metric analysis.
The project encountered several challenges, including:
Metric Diversity: Handling a wide range of metrics from diverse customer environments, each with unique characteristics and data formats.
Scalability: Ensuring the system can efficiently scale to accommodate a growing number of customer environments and metric data.
Data Collection Agents: Developing custom agents capable of securely collecting metrics from customer environments while respecting data privacy and security requirements.
Real-time Processing: Designing data pipelines with Logstash to process and transform collected data in real-time, ensuring it is suitable for visualization.
- Serverless Computing: AWS Lambda and Serverless Framework for building and managing serverless applications.
- Metrics Collection: AWS CloudWatch for metric collection and AWS Lambda Layers for code reusability.
- Data Pipeline: Logstash for data ingestion, transformation, and forwarding.
- Data Storage: Elasticsearch for indexing and storage of metric data.
- Visualization: Plotly for interactive and dynamic data visualization, and React for dashboard development.
The project scope encompassed the following key components:
Metrics Collection System:
- Development of agents to collect metrics from customer environments securely.
- Creation of AWS Lambda functions for data collection and forwarding.
Real-time Data Processing:
- Implementation of Logstash-based data pipelines for real-time data ingestion and transformation.
- Integration with Elasticsearch for indexing and storage.
- Design and development of a user-friendly dashboard using React and Plotly.
- Visualization of collected metrics in real-time.
The successful completion of this project led to the following outcomes:
- A robust serverless monitoring and observability system capable of efficiently collecting and processing metrics from diverse customer environments.
- An intuitive and interactive dashboard providing real-time insights and analytical tools for metric analysis.
The development of CloudaEye's Serverless Application Monitoring and Observability System with an advanced dashboard enhances the company's ability to deliver real-time insights to customers. Leveraging a serverless architecture, this solution efficiently scales to meet the growing demands of monitoring and observability across various environments. Despite the challenges, the project team successfully delivered a comprehensive solution that contributes to CloudaEye's mission of providing valuable observability and monitoring services to its customers.