Posted On: Aug 6, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, is now available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility. It offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.

Performance Insights allows non-experts to detect performance problems, with an easy-to-understand dashboard that visualizes database load. It now supports Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL- and MySQL-compatible editions) and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, with additional database engines available in preview. This launch adds support for Aurora with MySQL 5.6 compatibility.

You can get started by logging into the Amazon RDS Management Console, enabling Performance Insights for a new or existing database instance, and viewing the Performance Insights dashboard. The Amazon Web Services API and SDK make it easy to integrate Performance Insights data into on-premises and third-party monitoring tools. For more information, read the blog and visit the documentation.

Peformance Insights is also adding automatic egress of key performance metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. You can now set alerts on metrics such as the CPU load, and manage them through CloudWatch. See the documentation on Performance Insights Metrics Published to Cloudwatch for more information.

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale database deployments in the cloud. For more information about Performance Insights, please visit the product page. For regional availability, see Performance Insights Pricing.