Overview of events for Amazon RDS - Amazon Relational Database Service
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Overview of events for Amazon RDS

An RDS event indicates a change in the Amazon RDS environment. For example, Amazon RDS generates an event when the state of a DB instance changes from pending to running. Amazon RDS delivers events to CloudWatch Events and EventBridge in near-real time.


Amazon RDS emits events on a best effort basis. We recommend that you avoid writing programs that depend on the order or existence of notification events, because they might be out of sequence or missing.

Amazon RDS records events that relate to the following resources:

This information includes the following:

  • The date and time of the event

  • The source name and source type of the event

  • A message associated with the event

  • Event notifications include tags from when the message was sent and may not reflect tags at the time when the event occurred