Amazon Athena adds four new query-related metrics
Today, we publish additional query metrics that can help customers understand [Amazon Athena](/athena/) performance. Athena publishes query-related metrics to [Amazon CloudWatch](/cloudwatch/). With this release, Athena will publish four additional query metrics. They are: * Query Planning Time, the time taken to plan the query. This includes the time spent retrieving table partitions from the data source, * Query Queuing Time, the time that the query was in a queue waiting for resources, * Service Processing Time, the time taken to write results after the query engine finished its execution, * Total Execution Time, time Athena took to run the query. You can create custom dashboards, set alarms and triggers on metrics in CloudWatch, or use pre-populated dashboards directly from the Athena console to consume these new query metrics. Please visit our [documentation](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/athena/latest/ug/query-metrics-viewing.html) to learn more about the new published metrics.