Monitoring with Performance Insights - Amazon DocumentDB
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Monitoring with Performance Insights

Performance Insights adds to the existing Amazon DocumentDB monitoring features to illustrate your cluster performance and help you analyze any issues that affect it. With the Performance Insights dashboard, you can visualize the database load and filter the load by waits, query statements, hosts, or application.


Performance Insights is only available for Amazon DocumentDB 3.6, 4.0, and 5.0 instance-based clusters.

How is it useful?

  • Visualize database performance — Visualize the load to determine when and where the load is on the database

  • Determine what is causing load on database — Determine which queries, hosts, and applications are contributing to the load on your instance

  • Determine when there is load on your database — Zoom in on the Performance Insights dashboard to focus on specific events or zoom out to look at trends across a larger time span

  • Alert on database load — Access new database load metrics automatically from CloudWatch where you can monitor the DB load metrics alongside other DocumentDB metrics and set alerts on them

What are the limitations of Amazon DocumentDB Performance Insights?

  • Performance Insights in Amazon GovCloud (US-West)region are not yet available

  • Performance Insights for DocumentDB retains up to 7 days of performance data

  • Queries longer than 1024kb are not aggregated in Performance Insights