Today we’ve made Kapacitor, the project for monitoring and alerting on time series data, available on our AWS backed InfluxData InfluxDB Cloud offering. Existing and new InfluxDB Cloud customers can now add a fully managed instance of Kapacitor starting at $200 per month.
Using Kapacitor’s API, users can create and enable TICKscripts on our cloud. Here’s an example that will send an alert to Slack if CPU utilization is > 95% for more than two minutes. It performs this check every 10 seconds.
``` stream |from() .measurement('cpu') |window() .period(2m) .every(10s) |alert() .crit(lambda: "value" > 95) // Only alert if all points in the window match the criteria. .all() .slack() .channel('#alerts') ```
Alerts can be configured based on moving averages, outliers, missing data (known as a dead man’s switch) and many other criteria. See the Kapacitor documentation for more examples and details on how it works.
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