Cloudwatchlogsbeat is a beat for the elastic stack. Its purpose is to harvest data from AWS Cloudwatch Log Groups and ship them to a variety of sinks that include logstash, elasticsearch etc. The beat is production-tested and is currently being used to harvest some thousands of stream events per minute. Cloudwatchlogsbeat operates by monitoring a set of AWS Cloudwatch Log Groups specified in its configuration, which also defines a set of configuration values that influence the beat's operational behaviour. In general, the log groups are periodically probed for new streams which are then polled for new events.