Posted On: Feb 11, 2016

Enhanced Monitoring for Amazon RDS allows you to get deeper visibility into the health of your Amazon RDS instances in real time. It provides a comprehensive set of over 50 new system metrics and aggregated process information for your instances, at granularity of up to 1 second. You can visualize the metrics on the RDS console, and also integrate them with CloudWatch and third-party applications. Enhanced Monitoring for Amazon RDS was earlier made available for MySQL 5.6, now it is also available for MySQL 5.5.

For a complete list of available metrics and more information on how to use Amazon CloudWatch with this feature, see Enhanced Monitoring documentation. You can seamlessly integrate Enhanced Monitoring with third-party applications to monitor your RDS instances. See Amazon CloudWatch Documentation for more details on this integration. 

Enhanced Monitoring is now available for Amazon RDS instances of MySQL 5.5, MySQL 5.6, MariaDB 10.0, and Amazon Aurora across all supported instance types except t1.micro and m1.small. Once you enable Enhanced Monitoring, you will incur standard CloudWatch Logs charges. For more details on pricing, go to CloudWatch Logs pricing.

Enhanced Monitoring is currently available in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) regions.