Posted On: Nov 20, 2023

Amazon Athena has released new Amazon CloudWatch metrics that provide insight on the compute resources your queries use. Starting today, you can use CloudWatch to analyze, chart, and monitor the utilization of Provisioned Capacity resources which helps you make informed adjustments to capacity and optimize cost. You can also inspect query-level metrics, which now include the compute used, measured in Data Processing Units (DPU), to understand how much capacity is used by each query that you run.

Provisioned Capacity is a feature of Athena that allows you to run SQL queries on fully-managed, dedicated compute resources for a fixed price and no long-term commitments. With Provisioned Capacity, you pay only for the DPU you reserve and time active in your account. Today’s release provides you with data that is helpful when you want to monitor utilization of Provisioned Capacity and analyze the capacity used per query.

Provisioned Capacity is available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm). To learn more, see Monitoring Athena Queries with CloudWatch metrics in the Amazon Athena User Guide.