Releases - Amazon Lookout for Metrics


The following table shows when features were released for the Lookout for Metrics service and documentation. For more information on a release, see the linked topic.


Alert functionality improvements

You can now create more targeted alerts that focus on specific measures, dimensions, or both. For details, see Working with alerts.

June 14, 2022

Backtest support for Amazon CloudWatch

You can now run a backtest on data stored in Amazon CloudWatch. For details, see Running a backtest when using CloudWatch.

June 3, 2022

Amazon Athena database support

Lookout for Metrics can now connect to Amazon Athena as a datasource. For details, see Using Amazon Athena with Lookout for Metrics.

May 25, 2022

Amazon S3 dataset configuration detection

Lookout for Metrics automatically detects your data's file format settings when you set up a detector with an Amazon S3 dataset. This functionality is built into the management console, which uses the DetectMetricSetConfig API to infer settings from your data.

April 21, 2022

VPC endpoints

You can now create a VPC endpoint to use the Lookout for Metrics API from within a private VPC subnet without internet access. For details, see Working with Amazon VPC.

March 25, 2021


You can now tag Lookout for Metrics resources to organize them into logical groups and apply least-privilege permissions policies. For details, see Tagging Lookout for Metrics resources.

March 25, 2021

General availability

Lookout for Metrics is now available to all AWS customers.

March 25, 2021


Preview release of Lookout for Metrics at re:Invent 2020.

December 8, 2020