Amazon RDS Monitoring

Amazon RDS enhanced monitoring provides end-to-end visibility into your RDS instances and the database running on them. Set up alerts for RDS CloudWatch metrics and optimize the service further.

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Monitoring RDS service performance

Database instance

Visualize current and historical resource usage across a variety of metrics like CPU, freeable memory, swap, DB connections, and network throughput to gain insight into the operational health of the instances powering your relational databases in the cloud.

Aurora support

Gain a comprehensive view of the health of your Aurora DB clusters. Collect metrics that monitor data for your primary DB instance, read replicas, and cluster volumes, and track changes in usage patterns to make informed decisions on performance and scaling.

Native metrics

Collect native metrics for relational DB engines like MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB in addition to standard CloudWatch data. Deploy our server agent on an EC2 instance, configure the RDS DB instance endpoint, and execute our plugin to get started.

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Amazon RDS monitoring from a single console.

Disk Space

Is your DB instance running out of disk space? Set up thresholds and alerts and track the metric free storage to make sure you get notified before the storage space is exhausted.

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IOPS and throughput

Are your General Purpose (SSD) storage volumes providing the right performance for your workloads? Monitor read/write activity and throughput to make informed decisions about volume migration.

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I/O credits

Check how frequently your storage volume is bursting above baseline performance. Visualize usage, identify trends, and increase storage capacity to meet the demands of your workload.

Monitor latency and disk queue length of Amazon RDS

Latency and disk queue length

Is your queue depth consistently high or low? Compare and correlate latency with disk queue depth to identify storage bottlenecks and stay ahead of potential issues.

Metrics for your PostgreSQL DB engine

Time series graph for replication slot lag of Amazon RDS.

Troubleshoot PostgreSQL read replica issues

Track replication slot lag to see how far behind the read replica is lagging when it comes to received WAL data. Also, check transaction log disk usage to keep an eye on used storage.

Time series graph for Maximum used transaction IDs

Monitor the transaction ID health

Set up thresholds to track the number of in-flight, unvacuumed transactions and take immediate action to fix the problem before your database goes to read-only mode.

Key Features for RDS Enhanced Monitoring


Configure intelligent thresholds with multiple conditions and strategies to improve the quality of your alerts, and get notified via integrated notification channels.


Group data points of a single performance metric from multiple DB instances into a single time-series chart to quickly answer key questions.

Data retention

Identify resource usage patterns and trends, and know when it's time to migrate to a higher DB instance class or change storage type.


Identify DB instances with low connection stats, and automatically execute an API call to shut them down or invoke a Lambda function to take a DB snapshot.

Anomaly detection

Use dynamic baselines to help detect outliers and anomalies in your DB instance performance with improved accuracy.

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