Amazon CloudWatch Events
User Guide

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

  • Delivery streams in Amazon Kinesis Firehose

  • Amazon ECS tasks

  • SSM Run Command

  • AWS Step Functions state machines

  • Pipelines in AWS CodePipeline

  • Amazon Inspector assessment templates

  • Amazon SNS topics or Amazon SQS queues

  • Built-in targets

  • The default event bus in another AWS account

These tutorials walk you sample usage scenarios for CloudWatch Events.


  • 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.