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This is the Amazon CloudWatch API Reference. This guide provides detailed information about Amazon CloudWatch actions, data types, parameters, and errors. For detailed information about Amazon CloudWatch features and their associated API calls, go to the Amazon CloudWatch Developer Guide.
Amazon CloudWatch is a web service that enables you to publish, monitor, and manage various metrics, as well as configure alarm actions based on data from metrics. For more information about this product go to http://aws.amazon.com/cloudwatch.
For information about the namespace, metric names, and dimensions that other Amazon Web Services products use to send metrics to CloudWatch, go to Amazon CloudWatch Metrics, Namespaces, and Dimensions Reference in the Amazon CloudWatch Developer Guide.
Use the following links to get started using the Amazon CloudWatch API Reference:
In addition to using the Amazon CloudWatch API, you can also use the following SDKs and third-party libraries to access Amazon CloudWatch programmatically.
Developers in the AWS developer community also provide their own libraries, which you can find at the following AWS developer centers:
This document was last updated on February 11, 2013.