AWS RDS metrics

Once you’ve integrated with AWS CloudWatch, you have access to metrics from AWS RDS, which is a scalable, managed relational database service.

You can create a pre-built dashboard for this integration when you add the integration to Cloud Observability or from the Dashboard list view.

To verify metrics are reporting, search for the metrics in the Metric details section of the Organization settings page.

The following table shows the RDS metrics ingested by Cloud Observability.

Metric Name Unit Description
aws.rds.bin_log_disk_usage bytes The disk space used by the binary logs on the master.
aws.rds.burst_balance percent The percentage of General Purpose SSD (gp2) burst-bucket I/O credits available for an instance to burst.
aws.rds.commit_latency milliseconds The amount of latency for commit operations.
aws.rds.commit_throughput count The number of commit operations performed per second.
aws.rds.cpu_utilization percent The percentage of CPU utilization.
aws.rds.database_connections count The number of database connections in use.
aws.rds.ddl_latency milliseconds The amount of latency for data definition language (DDL) operations.
aws.rds.ddl_throughput count The number of data definition language (DDL) operations performed per second.
aws.rds.delete_latency milliseconds The amount of latency for delete operations.
aws.rds.delete_throughput count The number of delete operations performed per second.
aws.rds.disk_queue_depth count The number of outstanding IOs (read/write requests) waiting to access the disk.
aws.rds.freeable_memory bytes The amount of available random access memory.
aws.rds.free_storage_space bytes The amount of available storage space.
aws.rds.insert_latency milliseconds The amount of latency for insert operations.
aws.rds.insert_throughput count The number of insert operations performed per second.
aws.rds.network_receive_throughput bytes The incoming (Receive) network traffic on the DB instance, including both customer database traffic and Amazon RDS traffic used for monitoring and replication.
aws.rds.network_transmit_throughput bytes The outgoing (Transmit) network traffic on the DB instance, including both customer database traffic and Amazon RDS traffic used for monitoring and replication.
aws.rds.read_iops count The average number of disk read I/O operations per second.
aws.rds.read_latency milliseconds The average amount of time taken per disk I/O operation.
aws.rds.read_throughput bytes The average number of bytes read from disk per second.
aws.rds.replica_lag seconds The amount of time a Read Replica DB instance lags behind the source DB instance.
aws.rds.select_latency milliseconds The amount of latency for select operations.
aws.rds.select_throughput count The number of select operations performed per second.
aws.rds.swap_usage bytes The amount of swap space used on the DB instance.
aws.rds.transactions_total count The total number of transactions performed per second.
aws.rds.update_latency milliseconds The amount of latency for update operations.
aws.rds.update_throughput count The number of update operations performed per second.
aws.rds.write_iops count The average number of disk write I/O operations per second.
aws.rds.write_latency milliseconds The average amount of time taken per disk I/O operation.
aws.rds.write_throughput bytes The average number of bytes written to disk per second.

See also

Ingest metrics from Amazon

Create and manage dashboards

Create alerts

Updated Apr 12, 2022