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Simple Queue Service (SQS)

Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a pay-per-use web service for storing messages in transit between computers. Developers use SQS to build distributed applications with decoupled components without having to deal with the overhead of creating and maintaining message queues.

Amazon Simple Queue Service (Amazon SQS) is a pay-per-use web service for storing messages in transit between computers. Developers use SQS to build distributed applications with decoupled components without having to deal with the overhead of creating and maintaining message queues. For more information, see Amazon SQS Resources.

aws.sqs.ApproximateNumberOfMessagesDelayed

The number of messages in the queue that are delayed or currently unavailable for reading. Messages are stuck like this when the queue is configured as a delay queue or when a message has been sent with a delay parameter.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Avg

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.ApproximateNumberOfMessagesNotVisible

The number of undelivered messages. These messages are still in the queue, on their way to a client (in flight), but have not yet been deleted or have not yet reached the destination.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Avg

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.ApproximateNumberOfMessagesVisible

The number of messages available for retrieval from the queue. These are the messages which have not yet been locked by an SQS worker.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Avg

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.NumberOfEmptyReceives

The number of ReceiveMessage API calls that did not return a message. This metric is populated every 5 minutes.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.NumberOfMessagesDeleted

The number of messages deleted from the queue. Amazon SQS considers every successful deletion that uses a valid receipt handle, including duplicate deletions, to generate the NumberOfMessagesDeleted metric. Therefore, this number could include duplicate deletions.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.NumberOfMessagesReceived

The number of messages returned by calls to the ReceiveMessage API action.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.NumberOfMessagesSent

The number of messages added to a queue.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max

aws.sqs.SentMessageSize

The size of messages in bytes added to a queue. The SentMessageSize does not display as an available metric in the CloudWatch console until at least one message is sent to the corresponding queue.

Metadata

Description

Metric Type

Counter

Value Type

Integer

Segment By

CloudProvider

Default Time Aggregation

Rate

Available Time Aggregation Formats

Avg, Rate, Sum, Min, Max

Default Group Aggregation

Sum

Available Group Aggregation Formats

Avg, Sum, Min, Max