Yes. You need to check the custom metrics checkbox on the AWS integration tile.
Datadog uses the CloudWatch monitoring APIs to monitor your AWS resources. Our main use of these APIs is to gather raw metrics data through the
Other APIs are used to enrich metrics data. Some examples include:
Gathering custom tags to add to metrics
Gathering information about the status / health of resources, e.g. for automuting
Gathering log streams for processing into metrics
Datadog gathers the available metrics every 10 minutes for each sub-integration you have installed from a tile or the checklist on the main tile. If you have a large number of AWS resources for a particular sub-integration (e.g. SQS, ELB, DynamoDB, AWS Custom metrics), this can impact your AWS CloudWatch bill.
You can monitor your CloudWatch API usage using the AWS Billing integration. For more information, see Using Datadog’s AWS Billing Integration to monitor your CloudWatch usage.