Mission-critical databases in the cloud still require architectural decisions, performance tuning, security compliance and query optimization, as well as monitoring and alert response.

Amazon RDS flips the role of the DBA around so that less time is spent on routine operational tasks and more time is available for higher value work including adding functionality, aligning with development, and proactive tuning.

Percona DBA Service for Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS reflects this new focus. In partnership with Amazon, Percona has created this service specifically to help Amazon customers in the following areas:


Application and Performance

  • Schema design
  • Access patterns
  • Locking strategy
  • SQL query development
  • Data types
  • Identifying slow queries
  • Configuration optimization
  • Resolving query pileups
  • Deadlocks and application errors
  • Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) integration with Amazon CloudWatch

Database Architecture and Design

  • Instance types
  • Read scaling
  • Cost optimization
  • Security assessment


  • 24x7x365 Monitoring and Alert Response

Platform Operations

  • Maintenance scheduling and alerts
  • Restoration and table recovery
  • Security assessments and best practice adherence

Learn more about Percona DBA Service and Amazon AWS