Cloudwatch Metric Streams are a system that allows you to continually stream Cloudwatch metrics to Lightstep. Metric streams offer near-real-time delivery and an expected latency of as low as 3 minutes. AWS has embraced the OpenTelemtry standard and currently streams metrics in OTLP v0.7. Metric streams are a reliable and cost-effective way to deliver your Cloudwatch metrics to Lightstep.
You use Terraform to integrate your metric streams with Lightstep. Learn more here.