Posted On: May 4, 2016

In December 2015, we released Enhanced Monitoring for Amazon RDS so customers could get deeper visibility into their Amazon RDS instances in real time. Enhanced Monitoring provides a comprehensive set of 56 system metrics and aggregated process information 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 such as Datadog.

Enhanced Monitoring is available for Amazon RDS instances of MySQL 5.5 or later, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Amazon Aurora, and SQL Server 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

For a complete list of available metrics and more information on how to use Amazon CloudWatch with this feature, see Enhanced Monitoring documentation. See Amazon CloudWatch Documentation for more details on integrating Enhanced Monitoring with third-party applications.