Posted On: Oct 17, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights, an advanced database performance monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance challenges on Amazon RDS databases, is now generally available on Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.6 release 5.6.41 and higher. 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 supports Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility, Amazon Aurora with MySQL 5.6 compatibility, Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL 10, and Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.6 and 5.7. Additional database engines are available in preview.

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.

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 of Performance Insights see the Performance Insights pricing page.