When to switch to a bigger RDS instance

In this Blog, we explain when to switch to a bigger RDS instance or upgrade RDS Instance type in AWS, You need to know what differences therein configuration between my.cnf and RDS DB-Parameter. When to switch to a bigger RDS instance

All default MySQL settings that would normally be written in my.cnf. All values are the same in RDS with the exception of two which are mention below:
·         max_connections
·         innodb_buffer_pool_size
Amazon set the following values based on server model:
If your CPU is averaging > 70% or so, you might want to start planning on an upgrade.
Before Upgrading your Box, ensure checkpoints:
|-> Ensure how much DB connection min required by your application
|-> Ensure NO Slow Query running more than 10sec
|-> Ensure is any scripts making more DB connection with query for select / update / alter etc…
|-> Is there any network latency between DB and application?

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