How to optimize AWS RDS

1. Download Kaytu CLI


brew tap kaytu-io/cli-tap && brew install kaytu


curl -fsSL | sh

Windows (and all Binaries) Download Windows (Linux, and MacOS) binary from releases

2. Login to kaytu CLI

kaytu login

3. Login to AWS CLI

If you don't have AWS CLI, go here and install it.

Run to confirm you are logged in to the correct account

aws sts get-caller-identity

4. Run RDS Optimizer Check

kaytu optimize rds-instance

Optimizer checks will interact with CloudWatch to understand utilization.