Once you’ve integrated with AWS Cloudwatch, you have access to all metrics for AWS’ DynamoDB service, an on-demand, global NoSQL database.

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The following table shows the DynamoDB metrics ingested by Lightstep.

Metric Name Metric Data Type Unit Description
aws.dynamo_db.account_max_reads gauge reads The maximum number of read capacity units that can be used by an account. This limit does not apply to on-demand tables or global secondary indexes.
aws.dynamo_db.account_max_table_level_reads gauge reads The maximum number of read capacity units that can be used by a table or global secondary index of an account. For on-demand tables this limit caps the maximum read request units a table or a global secondary index can use.
aws.dynamo_db.account_max_table_level_writes gauge writes The maximum number of write capacity units that can be used by a table or global secondary index of an account. For on-demand tables this limit caps the maximum write request units a table or a global secondary index can use.
aws.dynamo_db.account_max_writes gauge writes The maximum number of write capacity units that can be used by an account. This limit does not apply to on-demand tables or global secondary indexes.
aws.dynamo_db.account_provisioned_read_capacity_utilization gauge percent The percentage of provisioned read capacity units utilized by an account.
aws.dynamo_db.account_provisioned_write_capacity_utilization gauge percent The percentage of provisioned write capacity units utilized by an account.
aws.dynamo_db.age_of_oldest_unreplicated_record gauge milliseconds The elapsed time since a record yet to be replicated to the Kinesis data stream first appeared in the DynamoDB table.
aws.dynamo_db.conditional_check_failed_requests count requests The number of failed attempts to perform conditional writes.
aws.dynamo_db.consumed_change_data_capture_units count units The number of consumed change data capture units.
aws.dynamo_db.consumed_read_capacity_units count units The number of read capacity units consumed per minute.
aws.dynamo_db.consumed_write_capacity_units count units The number of write capacity units consumed per minute.
aws.dynamo_db.failed_to_replicate_record_count count records The number of records that DynamoDB failed to replicate to your Kinesis data stream.
aws.dynamo_db.max_provisioned_table_write_capacity_utilization gauge percent The percentage of provisioned write capacity utilized by the highest provisioned write table or global secondary index of an account.
aws.dynamo_db.online_index_consumed_write_capacity count units The number of write capacity units consumed when adding a new global secondary index to a table
aws.dynamo_db.online_index_percentage_progress gauge percent The percentage of completion when a new global secondary index is being added to a table
aws.dynamo_db.online_index_throttle_events count writes The number of write throttle events that occur when adding a new global secondary index to a table.
aws.dynamo_db.pending_replication_count count units The number of item updates that are written to one replica table, but that have not yet been written to another replica in the global table. (DynamoDB global tables only)
aws.dynamo_db.provisioned_read_capacity_units gauge units The number of provisioned read capacity units for a table or a global secondary index.
aws.dynamo_db.provisioned_write_capacity_units gauge units The number of provisioned write capacity units for a table or a global secondary index.
aws.dynamo_db.read_throttle_events count reads Requests to DynamoDB that exceed the provisioned read capacity units for a table or a global secondary index.
aws.dynamo_db.replication_latency gauge milliseconds The elapsed time between an updated item appearing in the DynamoDB stream for one replica table, and that item appearing in another replica in the global table. (DynamoDB global tables only)
aws.dynamo_db.returned_bytes count bytes The number of bytes returned by GetRecords operations (Amazon DynamoDB Streams) during the specified time period.
aws.dynamo_db.returned_item_count count items The number of items returned by Query, Scan or ExecuteStatement (select) operations per minute.
aws.dynamo_db.returned_records_count count records The number of stream records returned by GetRecords operations (Amazon DynamoDB Streams) per minute
aws.dynamo_db.successful_request_latency gauge milliseconds The successful requests to DynamoDB or Amazon DynamoDB Streams per minute
aws.dynamo_db.system_errors count requests The requests to DynamoDB or Amazon DynamoDB Streams that generate an HTTP 500 status code during the specified time period.
aws.dynamo_db.time_to_live_deleted_item_count count items The number of items deleted by Time to Live (TTL) per minute.
aws.dynamo_db.throttled_put_record_count count records The number of records that were throttled by your Kinesis data stream due to insufficient Kinesis Data Streams capacity.
aws.dynamo_db.throttled_requests count requests Requests to DynamoDB that exceed the provisioned throughput limits on a resource (such as a table or an index).
aws.dynamo_db.transaction_conflict count requests Rejected item-level requests due to transactional conflicts between concurrent requests on the same items.
aws.dynamo_db.user_errors count requests Requests to DynamoDB or Amazon DynamoDB Streams that generate an HTTP 400 status code during the specified time period.
aws.dynamo_db.write_throttle_events count requests Requests to DynamoDB that exceed the provisioned write capacity units for a table or a global secondary index.