Performance Insights is a feature of Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) that helps you quickly assess the load on your database, and determine when and where to take action. Performance Insights allows non-experts to detect performance problems, with an easy-to-understand dashboard that visualizes database load.

Performance Insights uses lightweight data collection methods that don’t impact the performance of your applications, and makes it easy to see which SQL statements are causing the load, and why. It requires no configuration or maintenance, and is currently available for free preview for the Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition.

It's easy to get started. Just log into the Amazon RDS Console and go to the Performance Insights dashboard to start monitoring performance with just one click.

Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights
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Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights
Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights
Simple to use

Easy to Use

Performance Insights is for both IT generalists and database experts. Instead of displaying multiple graphs that require manual correlation, the Peformance Insights dashboard provides a simple interface that aggregates all core performance information into one chart.

When the load is high, you can easily identify the type of bottleneck such as high CPU consumption, lock waits or I/O latency, and see which SQL statements are creating the bottleneck.

Zero Downtime

Powerful

Performance Insights lets you monitor multiple database performance metrics without having to analyze multiple, complex graphs. All the metrics are aggregated into one simple, powerful dashboard.

Whether your database performance problem is due to database configuration or application design issues, you can quickly identify the bottleneck and see which SQL statements are contributing to it.

Supports Most Widely Used Databases

Automated

Performance Insights requires no configuration or maintenance. You simply access it with one click in the RDS Management Console.

Performance Insights automatically collects all the necessary performance metrics and manages the resources needed to monitor your databases at no additional cost. Other than a lightweight data collection mechanism, all resources used for monitoring are separate from your database instance.

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Detect performance problems in production as soon as they happen. Performance Insights shows what’s causing the load on the database, so you can take corrective action by tuning your SQL statements or increasing your system resources.


Discover the impact of your SQL queries before going into production. Use Performance Insights to monitor your CPU consumption, and then determine the right instance size for your database, and whether your SQL statements should be tuned for better performance.


Migrating your database to the cloud, or to a new AWS instance type? Use Performance Insights to monitor your CPU consumption, and then determine the right instance size for your database, and whether your SQL statements should be tuned for better performance.

It's easy to get started. Log into the Amazon RDS Console, and get started with a single click.

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