Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform that offers a wide
variety of services including computing power, database storage,
content delivery and other functionality that targets businesses
of all sizes. One of their database solutions includes the Amazon
Relational Database Service. Amazon RDS includes a number of
popular RDBMSes, including Amazon Aurora, PostgreSQL, MySQL,
MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as tools to
manage your databases and monitor their performance.
Despite the wide range of metrics available within the Amazon RDS
console, there are some very good reasons for using your own
monitoring tool(s) instead or in addition to those offered by
Amazon RDS. For example, familiarity with your own tool(s) or
access to features that Amazon RDS does not provide would
constitute two persuasive reasons for employing a local tool.
With traditional software monitoring platforms such as Monyog
still enjoying …[Read more]