Posted On: Aug 16, 2023

Amazon RDS (Relational Database Service) Performance Insights now helps customers analyze database performance metrics on demand to troubleshoot performance issues. It leverages machine learning models to help identify performance bottlenecks during the selected time period and gives advice on what to do next. This feature is available for Aurora MySQL, Aurora PostgreSQL and RDS for PostgreSQL engines.

This launch allows you to analyze Performance Insights data for a time period of your choice. For example, you can analyze the time frame when your application experienced "slowdowns" to see whether and how database behavior changed. You can learn how the selected time period differs from normal, what went wrong, and get advice on corrective actions. Through simple-to-understand graphs and explanations, you can identify the chief contributors to performance issues. You will also get the next steps to act on the issues. This can reduce the mean-time-to-diagnosis for database performance issues from hours to minutes. 

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is a database performance tuning and monitoring feature of RDS that allows you to visually assess the load on your database and determine when and where to take action. With one click in the Amazon RDS Management Console, you can add a fully-managed performance monitoring solution to your Amazon RDS database.

The on-demand analysis experience is available in 14 commercial regions . RDS Performance Insights is available in all AWS Regions where Amazon RDS is available. To learn more about RDS Performance Insights, read the Amazon RDS User Guide.