Amazon’s managed Prometheus service hits the general availability

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Amazon has announced that its managed Prometheus service is now generally available to all businesses, after first debuting it in preview last December.

Prometheus, for the uninitiated, is an open source event monitoring and alert technology for containerized applications. Containers are mainly software packages that have all the components needed to implement applications across public, private and hybrid clouds and ensure that they play ball across all environments. The Prometheus project was developed internally on SoundCloud back in 2012, and although it was open source from the start, it was eventually taken over by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) in 2016 – it was CNCF’s second hosted project after Kubernetes.

Amazon Managed Service for Prometheus is, as the name suggests, fully managed and compatible with open source Prometheus. It integrates with Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) and AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry.

The new service is aimed at companies looking to scale their infrastructure to “consume, store and query operational metrics from containerized applications.” But more than that, Amazon’s Prometheus offering packages integrations with a host of AWS security and compliance smarts, including AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) and AWS CloudTrail, making it easier for its cloud customers to control and audit access to their data.

Today’s announcement comes just weeks after Amazon launched its managed Grafana service for general availability, giving AWS customers an easy way to deploy Grafana with other AWS services.

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