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Amazon Relational Database Service
User Guide (API Version 2014-10-31)

Document History

The following table describes the important changes to the documentation since the last release of the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide.

  • API version: 2014-10-31

  • Latest documentation update: May 23, 2017

Change Description Date Changed

New feature

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v8 and 11.2.0.4.v12 to support the April 2017 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

May 23, 2017

New Feature Amazon RDS now supports PostgreSQL versions 9.6.2, 9.5.6, 9.4.11, and 9.3.16. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL Database Versions

May 3, 2017

Preview

Public preview of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility. For more information, see Preview - Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility.

April 19, 2017

New feature

Amazon Aurora now allows you to execute an ALTER TABLE tbl_name ADD COLUMN col_name column_definition operation nearly instantaneously. The operation completes without requiring the table to be copied and without materially impacting other DML statements. For more information, see Altering Tables in Amazon Aurora Using Fast DDL.

April 5, 2017

New feature

We have added a new monitoring command, SHOW VOLUME STATUS, to display the number of nodes and disks in a volume. For more information, see Displaying Volume Status for an Aurora DB Cluster.

April 5, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS for Oracle now includes the January 2017 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). This adds support for database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v7 and 11.2.0.4.v11. For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

March 21, 2017

New feature

You can now use your own custom logic in your custom password verification functions for Oracle on Amazon RDS. For more information, see Creating Custom Functions to Verify Passwords.

March 21, 2017

New feature

You can now access your online and archived redo log files on your Oracle DB instances on Amazon RDS. For more information, see Accessing Transaction Logs.

March 21, 2017

New feature

You can now copy both encrypted and unencrypted DB cluster snapshots between regions in the same account. For more information, see Copying a DB Cluster Snapshot in the Same Account, in the Same Region or Across Regions.

March 7, 2017

New feature

You can now copy both encrypted and unencrypted DB cluster snapshots between accounts in the same region. For more information, see Copying a DB Cluster Snapshot Across Accounts.

March 7, 2017

New feature

You can now share encrypted DB cluster snapshots between accounts in the same region. For more information, see Sharing a DB Snapshot or DB Cluster Snapshot.

March 7, 2017

New feature

You can now replicate encrypted DB clusters to create cross-region Aurora Replicas. For more information, see Replicating Amazon Aurora DB Clusters Across AWS Regions.

March 7, 2017

New feature

You can now require that all connections to your DB instance running Microsoft SQL Server use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For more information, see Using SSL with a Microsoft SQL Server DB Instance.

February 27, 2017

New feature

You can now set your local time zone to one of 15 additional time zones. For more information, see Supported Time Zones.

February 27, 2017

New feature

You can now use the Amazon RDS procedure msdb.dbo.rds_shrink_tempdbfile to shrink the tempdb database on your DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server. For more information, see Shrinking the tempdb Database.

February 17, 2017

New feature

You can now compress your backup file when you export your Enterprise and Standard Edition Microsoft SQL Server database from an Amazon RDS DB instance to Amazon S3. For more information, see Compressing Backup Files.

February 17, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports custom DNS servers to resolve DNS names used in outbound network access on your DB instances running Oracle. For more information, see Setting Up a Custom DNS Server.

January 26, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports creating an encrypted Read Replica in another region. For more information, see Replicating a Read Replica Across Regions and CreateDBInstanceReadReplica.

January 23, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports upgrading a MySQL DB snapshot from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5. For more information, see Upgrading a MySQL DB Snapshot and ModifyDBSnapshot.

January 20, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports copying an encrypted DB snapshot to another region for the MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and Microsoft SQL Server database engines. For more information, see Copying a DB Snapshot and CopyDBSnapshot.

December 20, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports migrating an Amazon RDS MySQL 5.6 DB snapshot to a new DB instance running MariaDB 10.1. For more information, see Migrating Data from a MySQL DB Snapshot to a MariaDB DB Instance.

December 20, 2016

New feature

Amazon Aurora now supports spatial indexing.

Spatial indexing improves query performance on large datasets for queries that use spatial data. For more information, see Amazon Aurora and Spatial Data.

December 14, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS for Oracle now includes the October 2016 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). This adds support for Oracle database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v6 and 11.2.0.4.v10. For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

December 12, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports outbound network access on your DB instances running Oracle. You can use utl_http, utl_tcp, and utl_smtp to connect from your DB instance to the network. For more information, see Using utl_http, utl_tcp, and utl_smtp with an Oracle DB Instance.

December 5, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS has retired support for MySQL version 5.1. However, you can restore existing MySQL 5.1 snapshots to a MySQL 5.5 instance. For more information, see Supported Storage Engines for MySQL on Amazon RDS.

November 15, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports PostgreSQL version 9.6.1. For more information, see PostgreSQL Version 9.6.1 on Amazon RDS.

November 11, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports Microsoft SQL Sever 2016 CU2. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS.

November 4, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports major version upgrades for DB instances running Oracle. You can now upgrade your Oracle DB instances from 11g to 12c. For more information, see Upgrading the Oracle DB Engine.

November 2, 2016

New feature

You can now create DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. Amazon RDS now supports SQL Sever 2014 SP2 for all editions and all regions. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS.

October 25, 2016

New feature

Amazon Aurora now integrates with other AWS services: You can load text or XML data into a table from an Amazon S3 bucket, or invoke an AWS Lambda function from database code. For more information, see Integrating Aurora with Other AWS Services.

October 18, 2016

New feature

You can now access the tempdb database on your Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server. You can access the tempdb database by using Transact-SQL through Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS), or any other standard SQL client application. For more information, see Accessing the tempdb Database on Microsoft SQL Server DB Instances on Amazon RDS.

September 29, 2016

New feature

You can now use the UTL_MAIL package with your Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle. For more information, see Oracle UTL_MAIL.

September 20, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS for Oracle now includes the July 2016 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). This adds support for Oracle database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v5, 12.1.0.1.v6, and 11.2.0.4.v9. For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

September 20, 2016

New features

You can now set the time zone of your new Microsoft SQL Server DB instances to a local time zone, to match the time zone of your applications. For more information, see Local Time Zone for Microsoft SQL Server DB Instances.

September 19, 2016

New features

Added support for new PostgreSQL versions 9.5.4, 9.4.9, and 9.3.14. Also added support for PostgreSQL logical replication, PostgreSQL event triggers, and RAM disk for the PostgreSQL stats_temp_directory. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL Database Versions, Logical Replication for PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS, Event Triggers for PostgreSQL on Amazon RDS, and RAM Disk for the stats_temp_directory.

September 14, 2016

New feature

You can now use the Oracle Label Security option to control access to individual table rows in your Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle 12c. With Oracle Label Security, you can enforce regulatory compliance with a policy-based administration model, and ensure that an access to sensitive data is restricted to only users with the appropriate clearance level. For more information, see Oracle Label Security.

September 8, 2016

New feature

You can now connect to an Amazon Aurora DB cluster using the reader endpoint, which load-balances connections across the Aurora Replicas that are available in the DB cluster. As clients request new connections to the reader endpoint, Aurora distributes the connection requests among the Aurora Replicas in the DB cluster. This functionality can help balance your read workload across multiple Aurora Replicas in your DB cluster. For more information, see Aurora Endpoints.

September 8, 2016

New feature

You can now support the Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control on your Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle. You can enable the Management Agent on your DB instances, and share data with your Oracle Management Service (OMS). For more information, see Oracle Management Agent for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

September 1, 2016

New feature

This release adds support to get an ARN for a resource. For more information, see Getting an Existing Amazon RDS ARN.

August 23, 2016

New feature

You can now assign up to 50 tags for each Amazon RDS resource, for managing your resources and tracking costs. For more information, see Tagging Amazon RDS Resources.

August 19, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports the License Included model for Oracle Standard Edition Two. For more information, see Creating a DB Instance Running the Oracle Database Engine.

You can now change the license model of your Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle. For more information, see Licensing Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS and Oracle Licensing.

August 5, 2016

New feature

You can now use the AWS Management Console to easily move your DB instance to a different VPC, or to a different subnet group in the same VPC. For more information, see Updating the VPC for a DB Instance.

If your DB instance is not in a VPC, you can now use the AWS Management Console to easily move your DB instance into a VPC. For more information, see Moving a DB Instance Not in a VPC into a VPC.

August 4, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports native backup and restore for Microsoft SQL Server databases using full backup files (.bak files). You can now easily migrate SQL Server databases to Amazon RDS, and import and export databases in a single, easily-portable file, using Amazon S3 for storage, and AWS KMS for encryption. For more information, see Importing and Exporting SQL Server Databases.

July 27, 2016

New feature

You can now copy the source files from a MySQL database to an Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket, and then restore an Amazon Aurora DB cluster from those files. This option can be considerably faster than migrating data using mysqldump. For more information, see Migrating Data from MySQL by Using an Amazon S3 Bucket.

July 20, 2016

New feature

You can now restore an unencrypted Amazon Aurora DB cluster snapshot to create an encrypted Amazon Aurora DB cluster by including an AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) encryption key during the restore operation. For more information, see Encrypting Amazon RDS Resources.

June 30, 2016

New feature

Amazon RDS for Oracle now includes the April 2016 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). This PSU adds support for Oracle database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v4, 12.1.0.1.v5, and 11.2.0.4.v8. For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

June 17, 2016

New feature

You can use the Oracle Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to create a repository on Amazon RDS for Oracle. For more information, see Using the Oracle Repository Creation Utility on Amazon RDS for Oracle.

June 17, 2016

New feature

Adds support for PostgreSQL cross-region Read Replicas. For more information, see Replicating a Read Replica Across Regions.

June 16, 2016

New feature

You can now use the AWS Management Console to easily add Multi-AZ with Mirroring to a Microsoft SQL Server DB instance. For more information, see Adding Multi-AZ with Mirroring to a Microsoft SQL Server DB Instance.

June 9, 2016

New feature

You can now use Multi-AZ Deployments Using SQL Server Mirroring in the following additional regions: Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and South America (Sao Paulo). For more information, see Multi-AZ Deployments Using Microsoft SQL Server Mirroring.

June 9, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora cross-region DB clusters that are Read Replicas. For more information, see Replicating Amazon Aurora DB Clusters Across AWS Regions.

June 1, 2016

New feature

Updated to support MariaDB version 10.1. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS.

June 1, 2016

New feature

Enhanced Monitoring is now available for Oracle DB instances. For more information, see Enhanced Monitoring and Modifying a DB Instance Running the Oracle Database Engine.

May 27, 2016

New feature

Updated to support manual snapshot sharing for Amazon Aurora DB cluster snapshots. For more information, see Sharing a DB Snapshot or DB Cluster Snapshot.

May 18, 2016

New feature

You can now use the MariaDB Audit Plugin to log database activity on MariaDB and MySQL database instances. For more information, see Appendix: Options for MariaDB Database Engine and Options for MySQL DB Instances.

April 27, 2016

New feature

In-place, major version upgrades are now available for upgrading from MySQL version 5.6 to version 5.7. For more information, see Upgrading the MySQL DB Engine.

April 26, 2016

New feature

Enhanced Monitoring is now available for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances. For more information, see Enhanced Monitoring.

April 22, 2016

New feature

Added support for PostgreSQL versions 9.5.2, 9.4.7, and 9.3.12. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL Database Versions.

April 8, 2016

New feature

Updated to provide an Amazon Aurora Clusters view in the Amazon RDS console. For more information, see Viewing an Amazon Aurora DB Cluster.

April 1, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Oracle database versions 11.2.0.4.v7, 12.1.0.1.v4, and 12.1.0.2.v3 with the January 2016 Oracle Patch Set Updates (PSU). For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

April 1, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora and SQL Server Multi-AZ with mirroring in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. For more information, see Aurora on Amazon RDS and Multi-AZ Deployments for Microsoft SQL Server with Database Mirroring.

March 31, 2016

New feature

PostgreSQL DB instances have the ability to require connections to use SSL. For more information, see Using SSL with a PostgreSQL DB Instance.

March 25, 2016

New feature

Enhanced Monitoring is now available for PostgreSQL DB instances. For more information, see Enhanced Monitoring.

March 25, 2016

New feature

Microsoft SQL Server DB instances can now use Windows Authentication for user authentication. For more information, see Using Windows Authentication with a Microsoft SQL Server DB Instance.

March 23, 2016

New feature

Enhanced Monitoring is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. For more information, see Enhanced Monitoring.

March 16, 2016

New feature

You can now customize the order in which Aurora Replicas are promoted to primary instance during a failover. For more information, see Fault Tolerance for an Aurora DB Cluster.

March 14, 2016

New feature

Updated to support encryption when migrating to an Aurora DB cluster. For more information, see Migrating Data to an Amazon Aurora DB Cluster.

March 2, 2016

New feature

Updated to support local time zone for Aurora DB clusters. For more information, see Local Time Zone for Amazon Aurora DB Clusters.

March 1, 2016

New feature

Updated to add support for MySQL version 5.7 for current generation Amazon RDS DB instance classes.

February 22, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. For more information, see Aurora on Amazon RDS.

February 11, 2016

New feature

Updated to support db.r3 and db.t2 DB instance classes in the AWS GovCloud (US) region.

February 11, 2016

New feature

Updated to support encrypting copies of DB snapshots and sharing encrypted DB snapshots. For more information, see Copying a DB Snapshot or DB Cluster Snapshot and Sharing a DB Snapshot or DB Cluster Snapshot.

February 11, 2016

New feature

Updated to support SSL for Oracle DB Instances. For more information, see SSL Support for Oracle DB Instances.

February 9, 2016

New feature

Updated to support local time zone for MySQL and MariaDB DB instances. For more information, see Local Time Zone for MySQL DB Instances and Local Time Zone for MariaDB DB Instances.

December 21, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Enhanced Monitoring of OS metrics for MySQL and MariaDB instances and Aurora DB clusters. For more information, see Viewing DB Instance Metrics.

December 18, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Oracle Standard Edition Two with Bring-Your- Own-License licensing. Also added support for Oracle versions 11.2.0.4.v5, 12.1.0.1.v3, and 12.1.0.2.v2. For more information, see Appendix: Oracle Database Engine Release Notes.

December 14, 2015

New feature

Updated to support db.t2, db.r3, and db.m4 DB instance classes for MySQL version 5.5. For more information, see DB Instance Class.

December 4, 2015

New feature

Updated to support modifying the database port for an existing DB instance.

December 3, 2015

New feature

Updated to support three new extensions for PostgreSQL versions 9.3.10 and 9.4.5 DB instances. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL Database Versions.

December 1, 2015

New feature

Updated to support PostgreSQL versions 9.3.10 and 9.4.5 DB instances. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL Database Versions.

November 27, 2015

New feature

Updated to support major version upgrades of the database engine for PostgreSQL instances. For more information, see Upgrading the PostgreSQL DB Engine.

November 19, 2015

New feature

Updated to support modifying the public accessibility of an existing DB instance. Updated to support db.m4 standard DB instance classes.

November 11, 2015

New feature

Updated to support manual DB snapshot sharing. For more information, see Sharing a DB Snapshot or DB Cluster Snapshot.

October 28, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for the Web, Express, and Standard editions.

October 26, 2015

New feature

Updated to support the MySQL-based MariaDB database engine. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS.

October 7, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora in the Asia Pacific (Tokyo) region. For more information, see Aurora on Amazon RDS.

October 7, 2015

New feature

Updated to support db.t2 burst-capable DB instance classes for all DB engines and the addition of the db.t2.large DB instance class. For more information, see DB Instance Class.

September 25, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Oracle DB instances on R3 and T2 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB Instance Class.

August 5, 2015

New feature

Updated to support PostgreSQL versions 9.4.4 and 9.3.9. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL Database Versions.

July 30, 2015

New feature

Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition is now available with the License Included service model. For more information, see License Included.

July 29, 2015

New feature

Amazon Aurora has officially released. The Amazon Aurora DB engine supports multiple DB instances in a DB cluster. For detailed information, see Aurora on Amazon RDS.

July 27, 2015

New feature

Updated to support copying tags to DB snapshots.

July 20, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Oracle 12c database version "12.1.0.2", including the In-Memory option, Oracle 11g April PSU patches, and improved integration with AWS CloudHSM.

July 20, 2015

New feature

Updated to support increases in storage size for all DB engines and an increase in Provisioned IOPS for SQL Server.

June 18, 2015

New feature

Updated options for reserved DB instances.

June 15, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Oracle version 12c.

April 2, 2015

New feature

Updated to support PostgreSQL versions 9.3.6 and 9.4.1.

March 18, 2015

New feature

Updated to support using Amazon CloudHSM with Oracle DB instances using TDE.

January 8, 2015

New feature

Updated to support encrypting data at rest and new API version 2014-10-31.

January 6, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Oracle version 11.2.0.4.v3 that includes the PSU released in October 2014.

November 20, 2014

New feature

Updated to include the new Amazon DB engine: Aurora. The Amazon Aurora DB engine supports multiple DB instances in a DB cluster. Amazon Aurora is currently in preview release and is subject to change. For detailed information, see Aurora on Amazon RDS.

November 12, 2014

New feature

Updated to support PostgreSQL Read Replicas.

November 10, 2014

New features

Updated to support Oracle 11.2.0.4v2.

October 16, 2014

New API and features

Updated to support the GP2 storage type and new API version 2014-09-01. Updated to support the ability to copy an existing option or parameter group to create a new option or parameter group.

October 7, 2014

New feature

Updated to support InnoDB Cache Warming for DB instances running MySQL version 5.6.19 and later.

September 3, 2014

New feature

Updated to support SSL certificate verification when connecting to MySQL version 5.6, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL database engines.

August 5, 2014

New feature

Updated to support the db.t2 burst-capable DB instance classes.

August 4, 2014

New feature

Updated to support the db.r3 memory-optimized DB instance classes for use with the MySQL (version 5.6), SQL Server, and PostgreSQL database engines.

May 28, 2014

New feature

Updated to support SQL Server Multi-AZ deployments using SQL Server Mirroring.

May 19, 2014

New feature

Updated to support upgrades from MySQL version 5.5 to version 5.6.

April 23, 2014

New feature

Updated to support Oracle 11.2.0.4.

April 23, 2014

New feature

Updated to support Oracle GoldenGate.

April 3, 2014

New feature

Updated to support the M3 DB instance classes.

February 20, 2014

New feature

Updated to support the Oracle Timezone option.

January 13, 2014

New feature

Updated to support replication between Amazon RDS MySQL DB instances in different regions.

November 26, 2013

New feature

Updated to support the PostgreSQL DB engine.

November 14, 2013

New feature

Updated to support SQL Server transparent data encryption (TDE).

November 7, 2013

New API and new feature

Updated to support cross region DB snapshot copies; new API version, 2013-09-09.

October 31, 2013

New features

Updated to support Oracle Statspack.

September 26, 2013

New features

Updated to support using replication to import or export data between instances of MySQL running in Amazon RDS and instances of MySQL running on-premises or on Amazon EC2.

September 5, 2013

New features

Updated to support the db.cr1.8xlarge DB instance class for MySQL 5.6.

September 4, 2013

New feature

Updated to support replication of Read Replicas.

August 28, 2013

New feature

Updated to support parallel Read Replica creation.

July 22, 2013

New feature

Updated to support fine-grained permissions and tagging for all Amazon RDS resources.

July 8, 2013

New feature

Updated to support MySQL 5.6 for new instances, including support for the MySQL 5.6 memcached interface and binary log access.

July 1, 2013

New feature

Updated to support major version upgrades from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5.

June 20, 2013

New feature

Updated DB parameter groups to allow expressions for parameter values.

June 20, 2013

New API and new feature

Updated to support Read Replica status; new API version, 2013-05-15.

May 23, 2013

New features

Updated to support Oracle Advanced Security features for native network encryption and Oracle Transparent Data Encryption.

April 18, 2013

New features

Updated to support major version upgrades for SQL Server and additional functionality for Provisioned IOPS.

March 13, 2013

New feature

Updated to support VPC By Default for RDS.

March 11, 2013

New API and feature

Updated to support log access; new API version 2013-02-12

March 4, 2013

New feature

Updated to support RDS event notification subscriptions.

February 4, 2013

New API and feature

Updated to support DB instance renaming and the migration of DB security group members in a VPC to a VPC security group.

January 14, 2013

New feature

Updated for AWS GovCloud (US) support.

December 17, 2012

New feature

Updated to support m1.medium and m1.xlarge DB Instance classes.

November 6, 2012

New feature

Updated to support Read Replica promotion.

October 11, 2012

New feature

Updated to support SSL in Microsoft SQL Server DB Instances.

October 10, 2012

New feature

Updated to support Oracle micro DB Instances.

September 27, 2012

New feature

Updated to support SQL Server 2012.

September 26, 2012

New API and feature

Updated to support provisioned IOPs. API version 2012-09-17.

September 25, 2012

New features

Updated for SQL Server support for DB Instances in VPC and Oracle support for Data Pump.

September 13, 2012

New feature

Updated for support for SQL Server Agent.

August 22, 2012

New feature

Updated for support for tagging of DB Instances.

August 21, 2012

New features

Updated for support for Oracle APEX and XML DB, Oracle time zones, and Oracle DB Instances in a VPC.

August 16, 2012

New features

Updated for support for SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor and Oracle DB Instances in VPC.

July 18, 2012

New feature

Updated for support for MySQL db.t1.micro DB Instances.

June 11, 2012

New feature

Updated for support for option groups and first option, Oracle Enterprise Manager Database Control.

May 29, 2012

New feature

Updated for support for Read Replicas in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud.

May 17, 2012

New feature

Updated for Microsoft SQL Server support. May 8, 2012

New features

Updated for support for forced failover, Multi-AZ deployment of Oracle DB Instances, and nondefault character sets for Oracle DB Instances.

May 2, 2012

New feature

Updated for Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Support.

February 13, 2012

Updated content

Updated for new Reserved Instance types.

December 19, 2011

New feature

Updated for Oracle engine support.

May 23, 2011

Updated content

Console updates.

May 13, 2011

Updated content

Edited content for shortened backup and maintenance windows.

February 28, 2011

New feature

Added support for MySQL 5.5.

January 31, 2011

New feature

Added support for Read Replicas.

October 4, 2010

New feature

Added support for AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM).

September 2, 2010

New feature

Added DB Engine Version Management.

August 16, 2010

New feature

Added Reserved DB Instances.

August 16, 2010

New Feature

Amazon RDS now supports SSL connections to your DB Instances.

June 28, 2010

New Guide

This is the first release of Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide.

June 7, 2010