Posted On: Jan 13, 2022

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) Performance Insights is a database performance tuning and monitoring feature of RDS and Aurora that helps you quickly assess the load on your database and determine when and where to take action. One way to view Performance Insights data is in the AWS Management Console. Performance Insights also provides a public API so that you can query your own data. We are now launching three new API endpoints: GetResourceMetadata, ListAvailableResourceDimensions, and ListAvailableResourceMetrics. These new APIs provide programmatic access to metadata about the metrics collected by Performance Insights. This makes it easier to build richer, more dynamic integrations into your monitoring tool or platform of choice. To learn more about Performance Insights APIs, read “Retrieving metrics with the Performance Insights API”.

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 necessary performance 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.