This topic describes how to connect database instances, view monitoring and alerting data, and use SQL Explorer.

Background information

Database Autonomy Service (DAS) is a cloud service that uses machine learning and expert experience to automate perception, healing, optimization, operation and maintenance (O&M), and security for databases. DAS simplifies database management and minimizes service failures that may be caused by manual operations. This ensures the stability, security, and efficiency of your database service.

Intended audience

Quick start is intended for the following users:

  • Use DAS for the first time for the following purposes. For more information, see Connect to database instances.
    • Monitor self-managed database instances, such as the database instances that run on Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instances, on-premises self-managed databases, and other self-managed databases in the cloud.
    • Monitor Alibaba Cloud ApsaraDB RDS instances.
  • Create custom clusters. For more information, see Manage clusters.
  • View the performance of clusters and instances. For more information, see Instance monitoring.
  • Configure alert rules and alert contacts. For more information, see Configure alert rules.


  1. Log on to the DAS console.
  2. Optional. Purchase DAS Professional Edition.
  3. Connect to a database instance.
  4. Optional. Create a cluster.
  5. Use the basic features:
  6. Use the professional edition features: