Posted On: Jul 25, 2018

Amazon RDS now provides automated recommendations for your database resources. Amazon RDS recommendations provide best practice guidance for customers by analyzing configuration and usage metrics from database instances. The resulting recommendations are presented in the AWS Console in an easy-to-use interface.  

Many customers don’t have the time and resources necessary to regularly audit their database configurations and apply best practices. Recommendations leverage the Amazon RDS engineering team's knowledge and experience in managing and supporting customer databases to provide tailored suggestions for database server configuration. Recommendations cover areas such as database engine versions, storage, instance types, and networking. Users can browse the available recommendations and perform a recommended action immediately, schedule it for their next maintenance window, or dismiss it entirely.

Amazon RDS recommendations are available at no additional cost in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California) , US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Singapore). 

Read more about Amazon RDS recommendations in the Amazon RDS User Guide.