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Amazon CloudWatch Events
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Getting Started with Amazon CloudWatch Events

You can set up simple rules that match events and route them to one or more of the following:

  • Amazon EC2 instances

  • AWS Lambda functions

  • Streams in Amazon Kinesis Streams

  • Amazon ECS tasks

  • AWS Step Functions state machines

  • Amazon SNS topics or Amazon SQS queues

  • Built-in targets

These tutorials walk you sample usage scenarios for CloudWatch Events.

Limits

  • Some target types might not be available in every region. For more information, see Regions and Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

  • Amazon SQS FIFO (first-in-first-out) queues are not supported.

  • Creating rules with built-in targets is supported only in the AWS Management Console.