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The graphs are nice but how can I download stats to analyze AWS performance?

Is there an API call that I can make?

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Yes. I believe you're talking about CloudWatch and so, taking a look at the CloudWatch API, there's the GetMetricStatistics API call:

Some examples on how to use it with, say PHP, are available as well:

You'll most likely want to take a look at ListMetrics first so you can see all the bits available to you.

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