Posted On: May 6, 2019

Performance Insights, a database performance tuning and monitoring feature that makes it easy to diagnose and solve performance issues on Amazon Relational Database Services (RDS), is now generally available on Amazon Aurora MySQL 5.7 on release 2.04.2 and higher.  Performance Insights offers a free tier with 7 days of data retention and a paid long-term data retention option.

Performance Insights allows experts as well as non-experts to detect performance problems with an easy-to-understand dashboard that visualizes database load. Along with support for Aurora MySQL 5.7, Performance Insights supports Aurora MySQL 5.6, Aurora PostgreSQL, RDS for PostgreSQL, RDS for MySQL, RDS for SQL Server and RDS for Oracle.

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 as well as supported versions, see the documentation.

Amazon RDS makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. RDS provides you with six familiar database engines to choose from, including Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle Database, and SQL Server.  For more information about Performance Insights, please visit the product page. For regional availability of Performance Insights see the Performance Insights pricing page.