Welcome - Amazon CloudWatch
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Amazon CloudWatch enables you to publish, monitor, and manage various metrics, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics. This guide provides detailed information about CloudWatch actions, data types, parameters, and errors. For more information about CloudWatch features, see Amazon CloudWatch and the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

For information about the metrics that other Amazon products send to CloudWatch, see the Amazon CloudWatch Metrics and Dimensions Reference in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.

Use the following links to get started using the CloudWatch Query API:

Alternatively, you can use one of the Amazon SDKs to access CloudWatch using an API tailored to your programming language or platform.

Developers in the Amazon developer community also provide their own libraries, which you can find at the following Amazon developer centers: