pganalyze vs. Amazon RDS Performance Insights

Learn about pganalyze's drill-down query analysis, automated EXPLAIN insights, VACUUM monitoring, and further features showing how pganalyze differs from Amazon RDS Performance Insights and why pganalyze might be the better fit for you.

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Amazon RDS Performance Insights vs. pganalyze


pganalyze vs. Amazon RDS Performance Insights
Top-Level Query Metrics
For Top 25 Queries

For All Queries (Unlimited)
Drill Into Per-Query Metrics
EXPLAIN PlansLog-based, captures all slow statements through log-based EXPLAIN or auto_explain
EXPLAIN Plans for long query texts
No limit on query text length
EXPLAIN Insights (“Why is this query slow?”)
Automatic EXPLAIN ANALYZE through auto_explain
Optionally available
Index Recommendations
With pganalyze Index Advisor
VACUUM Recommendations
With pganalyze VACUUM Advisor
Overall System Metrics
Yes (through Cloudwatch)
Integration with APM tools / Tracing
Through Query Tags
Integration with Third-Party Dashboards
Yes (through API)
Active Session History
Wait Event Monitoring
Schema Monitoring
VACUUM Monitoring
Built-in in-depth monitoring
Replication Monitoring
Yes (through Cloudwatch)

Log Monitoring
Yes (through Cloudwatch, charged extra)

Pre-Configured Log Filters
100+ Log Events Detected Automatically
PII obfuscation
Yes (configurable)
Supported DatabasesMySQL and PostgreSQLPostgreSQL
Deployment MethodCloud onlyCloud or On-Premise (behind firewall)

Hundreds Of Companies Monitor Their Production PostgreSQL Databases With pganalyze