Deploy Sentry through CloudFormation using only AWS services

TL;DR Links

If anyone else is interested, I’ve written an alternative to this stack in CloudFormation which is deployed via AWS ECS (through either SPOT and ON-DEMAND Fargate containers) and supports all relevant micro-services.

It has been tested alongside Performance Monitoring on a platform with 5 different environments which generates on average about 5k events per hour using just t2.* instance classes for RDS/Redis/Kafka.

Link = GitHub - Rungutan/sentry-performance-monitoring: AWS CloudFormation template to launch a highly-available Sentry 20 stack through ECS Fargate at the minimum cost possible

Why use it ?

Because the current “working” alternatives are:

  • docker-compose
  • HELM chart

Both of these solutions though have some downsides, specifically:

  • Scaling ingestion of events is a bit hard due to the hard capacity limits of both solutions
  • It is a well known fact that database systems perform better on NON-docker infrastructure points
  • Keeping up with the different changes in versions is usually a hassle
  • Customizing the different bits and pieces such as integrations require a lot of man hours

Description of deployed infrastructure

For those of you who use Amazon Web Services as their preferred cloud provider, we came in your help with a fully scalable, easy to maintain and secure infrastructure based on the following AWS services:

  • AWS ECS Fargate
  • AWS ElastiCache
  • AWS MSK (Kafka)
  • AWS OpsWorks
  • AWS CloudWatch

Here’s how a diagram of the deployed infrastructure looks like:

You can deploy it by following these simple steps:

  • Go to AWS CloudFormation
  • Hit “New stack”
  • Upload the template (check the GitHub repo)
  • Modify parameters to fit your needs (if needed)
  • Hit “Create stack”
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