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 AWS 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:
Actions: An alphabetical list of all CloudWatch actions.
Data Types: An alphabetical list of all CloudWatch data types.
Common Parameters: Parameters that all Query actions can use.
Common Errors: Client and server errors that all actions can return.
Regions and Endpoints: Supported regions and endpoints for all AWS products.
Alternatively, you can use one of the AWS SDKs to access CloudWatch using an API tailored to your programming language or platform.
Developers in the AWS developer community also provide their own libraries, which you can find at the following AWS developer centers: