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 AWS Lambda functions, Amazon SNS topics, Amazon SQS queues, streams in Amazon Kinesis Streams, or built-in targets. 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.