Amazon RDS Performance Insights Supports Amazon RDS for MySQL Version 8.0

Posted on: Mar 10, 2020

Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports Amazon RDS on MySQL Version 8.0. Amazon RDS Performance Insights is a database performance tuning and monitoring feature of RDS that helps you quickly assess the load on your database and determine when and where to take action.  

Previously, gathering performance data on a database required configuration and maintenance of monitoring applications and related resources. Correlating performance data took hours without specialized expertise. 

RDS Performance Insights allows non-experts to measure database performance with an easy-to-understand dashboard that visualizes database load. With one click, you can add a fully managed performance monitoring solution to your Amazon Aurora clusters and Amazon RDS instances. RDS Performance Insights automatically gathers all metrics and visualizes them in a dynamic dashboard on the RDS console. You can identify your database’s top performance bottlenecks from a single graph.  

To get started, log into the Amazon RDS Management Console and enable RDS Performance Insights when creating or modifying an instance of a supported RDS engine. Then go to the RDS Performance Insights dashboard to start monitoring performance. 

RDS Performance Insights is included with supported Amazon Aurora clusters and Amazon RDS instances and stores seven days of performance history in a rolling window at no additional cost. If you need longer-term retention, you can choose to pay for up to two years of performance history retention. For a complete list of regions where RDS Performance Insights is offered, see AWS Regions. To learn more about RDS Performance Insights and supported database engines, read the Amazon RDS User Guide