Simple Queue Service (SQS)

Overview

Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) is a fully managed message queuing service that makes it easy to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications.

Setup

Installation

If you haven’t already, first set up the AWS CloudWatch integration. No additional steps are needed for installation.

Configuration

On the AWS CloudWatch integration page, ensure that the SQS service is selected for metric collection.

Metrics

Name Description
ApproximateAgeOfOldestMessage
(seconds)
The approximate age of the oldest non-deleted message in the queue.
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesDelayed
(count)
The number of messages in the queue that are delayed and not
available for reading immediately.
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesNotVisible
(count)
The number of messages that are “in flight.” Messages are
considered in flight if they have been sent to a client but have
not yet been deleted or have not yet reached the end of their
visibility window.
ApproximateNumberOfMessagesVisible
(count)
The number of messages available for retrieval from the queue.
NumberOfEmptyReceives
(count)
The number of ReceiveMessage API calls that did not return a
message.
NumberOfMessagesDeleted
(count)
The number of messages deleted from the queue.
NumberOfMessagesReceived
(count)
The number of messages returned by calls to the ReceiveMessage API
action.
NumberOfMessagesSent
(count)
The number of messages added to a queue.
SentMessageSize
(bytes)
The size of messages added to a queue.

Available Tags

Name Description
awsaccount AWS account associated with the metrics
queuename Name of the queue
region Name of the region