[AWS] X-Ray

X-Ray traces applications and helps to identify potential problems or optimizations in the applications.


  • Segments: data about the work done by application (request, response, issues …)
  • Subsegments: A more granular view of data inside of segments
  • Service Graph: A JSON document of how the application’s services and resources interact (visualized)
  • Traces: At first, HTTP trace ID header -> and propagates downstream to track through the system

X-Ray can track application errors

  • Errors (Client error – 400), Fault (Server error – 500), Throttle (429 Too many requests)

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