Posted On: Jul 9, 2018

You can now publish logs from your Amazon RDS for Oracle databases to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. Supported logs include alert log, trace log, audit log, and listener log.

Publishing logs to CloudWatch allows you to maintain continuous visibility into database activity and errors in your databases. For example, you can set up CloudWatch Alarms to notify you on frequent restarts that are recorded in the alert log. Similarly, alarms for events recorded in audit logs can be created to alert on unwanted changes made to your databases.

CloudWatch Logs provide a durable archive destination for your database logs. You can specify a retention period to indicate how long you want CloudWatch to retain your logs. Additionally, with CloudWatch Logs, you can perform ad hoc searches across multiple logs. This capability is particularly useful for troubleshooting, audits, and log analysis.

Read the blog post and refer to RDS for Oracle documentation for more information. To start publishing logs from RDS for Oracle databases to CloudWatch Logs, visit the Amazon RDS management console, or download the latest AWS SDK or CLI.

Amazon RDS for Oracle makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale Oracle Database deployments in the cloud. Publish to CloudWatch Logs is now available in all public RDS regions; see RDS Oracle Pricing for detailed availability.