AWS SNS monitoring integration

Access to this feature depends on your subscription level. Requires Infrastructure Pro.

New Relic Infrastructure's integrations include an integration for reporting your Amazon Web Services Simple Notification Service (SNS) data to New Relic products. This document explains how to activate the integration and describes the data reported.


Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS) is a managed push notification service. With New Relic's AWS SNS integration, data reported to New Relic includes:

SNS data is available in pre-built dashboards in New Relic. You can also create custom queries and charts in New Relic Insights, and create alert conditions to notify you of changes in SNS data.

Activate integration

To enable this integration:

  1. Make sure you have installed the Infrastructure agent before you activate AWS integrations from your Infrastructure account.
  2. Follow standard procedures to Connect AWS services to Infrastructure.

Configuration and polling

You can change the polling frequency and filter data using configuration options. Default polling information for the AWS SNS integration includes:

  • New Relic polling interval: 5 minutes
  • Amazon SNS data interval: 5 minutes

Find and use data

To explore your integration data in Infrastructure:

  1. Go to > Integrations > Amazon Web Services.
  2. Select any of the available SNS integration links.

In New Relic Insights, data is attached to the QueueSample event type, with a provider value of SnsTopic.

Metric data

This integration collects the following metrics. For full descriptions of some of these metrics, see Amazon's SNS metrics and dimensions.

Metric Description
numberOfMessagesPublished The number of messages published.
numberOfNotificationsDelivered The number of messages successfully delivered.
numberOfNotificationsFailed The number of messages that Amazon SNS failed to deliver. For more info, see Amazon SNS metrics.
publishSize The size (in bytes) of messages published, includes Minimum, Maximum, Average and Count.
SubscriptionsPending The number of subscriptions pending confirmation on this topic.
SubscriptionsConfirmed The number of confirmed subscriptions on this topic.
SubscriptionsDeleted The number of deleted subscriptions on this topic.

Inventory data

The following configuration options and inventory data are available with the New Relic Amazon SNS integration.

/subscription/configuration options

Name Description
awsRegion The AWS region that the subscription is associated with.
owner The subscription's owner.
protocol The subscription's protocol.
topicArn The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the subscription's topic.

/topic/configuration options

Name Description
awsRegion The AWS region that the topic is located in.
owner The owner of the topic.

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