SQS queue is growing

Monitors SQS queues for increasing messages in flight. If over the past 45 minutes, there are a significant amount of items in the queue and they are continuously growing, then this insight is triggered.

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Severity: WARNING
Interval: 15 minutes
Check period: 45 minutes
Threshold: 10%


Why do I see this?

One of your SQS queues has a growing amount of messages in-flight.

What does this mean?

If there are many messages over the past 45 minutes and the queue is continuously growing, this insight is triggered. This check does not trigger in case there are less than 1000 items in the queue.

SQS queue is growing. How do I fix this?

Check if something is wrong with the workers that should process these messages.

This rule resolution is part of the Dashbird Serverless Well Architected Reports tool for AWS. Dashbird features a collection of rules and checks continuously applied to your infrastructure, surfacing ways to improve it.

Read more about the best-practices of monitoring SQS queues, identifying bottlenecks and issues and pre-empting problems automatically.

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