Posted On: Apr 18, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) events now include tags in the message body, which provide metadata about the resource that was affected by the service event. The message receiver can use these tags to do payload-based parsing with rule matching, enabling workflows such as routing, filtering, and down stream automation.

Now that RDS events include tags, you can simplify your application architecture, remove the need for describe API calls and enable downstream automation via services like Amazon Lambda and Amazon Systems Manager. RDS events including tags, combined with message body filtering, and routing logic from subscribing systems like Amazon Simple Notification Service (SNS), Amazon Simple Queuing Service (SQS), or Amazon EventBridge can also get your events to your preferred communication channel like email, chat or paging systems. 

Amazon RDS event tags are now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To get started with Amazon RDS events, see Working with Amazon RDS event notification, and for more information on filtering, see Amazon SNS Message Filtering and Amazon EventBridge Content-Based Filtering