Posted On: Apr 29, 2022

Starting today, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is publishing usage metrics to Amazon CloudWatch, so that you can monitor against account-wide service limits. Publishing these usage metrics gives you the operational visibility to manage utilization and alarm as your usage approaches service limits. We added support for 11 service limit metrics: AllocatedStorage, DBInstances, DBClusters, DBSecurityGroups, ReservedDBInstances, DBClusterParameterGroups, DBParameterGroups, ManualSnapshots, ManualClusterSnapshots, DBSubnetGroups, OptionGroups.

CloudWatch metrics and AWS Service Quotas allow you to view and manage your service limits more easily and at scale as your AWS workloads grow. Service limits, also referred to as Quotas, are the maximum number of resources that you can create in an AWS account. AWS implements these limits to provide highly available and reliable service to customers, and help protect you from unintentional spend. Service limit for each metric starts with an AWS default value. Based on your needs, you can request to increase the limits for your specific account.

We are publishing the above Amazon RDS usage metrics in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Osaka), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Jakarta), Canada (Central), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (London), Europe (Milan), Europe (Paris), Europe (Stockholm), Middle East (Bahrain), and South America (São Paulo). Consult the AWS Region table for more details. To learn more about mapping these CloudWatch metrics, visit our documentation page.