Aurora MySQL database engine updates 2018-03-13 (version 1.17) (Deprecated) - Amazon Aurora

Aurora MySQL database engine updates 2018-03-13 (version 1.17) (Deprecated)

Version: 1.17

Aurora MySQL 1.17 is generally available. Aurora MySQL 1.x versions are only compatible with MySQL 5.6, and not MySQL 5.7. All new 5.6-compatible database clusters, including those restored from snapshots, will be created in Aurora 1.17. You have the option, but are not required, to upgrade existing database clusters to Aurora 1.17. You can create new DB clusters in Aurora 1.14.1, Aurora 1.15.1, or Aurora 1.16. You can do so using the AWS CLI or the Amazon RDS API and specifying the engine version.

With version 1.17 of Aurora, we are using a cluster patching model where all nodes in an Aurora DB cluster are patched at the same time. We support zero-downtime patching, which works on a best-effort basis to preserve client connections through the patching process. For more information, see Maintaining an Amazon Aurora DB cluster in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

If you have any questions or concerns, AWS Support is available on the community forums and through AWS Support.

Zero-downtime patching

The zero-downtime patching (ZDP) feature attempts, on a best-effort basis, to preserve client connections through an engine patch. For more information about ZDP, see Using zero-downtime patching in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

New features

  • Aurora MySQL now supports lock compression, which optimizes the lock manager's memory usage. Starting in version 1.17, you can use this feature without enabling lab mode.


  • Fixed an issue predominantly seen on instances with fewer cores where a single core might have 100% CPU utilization even when the database is idle.

  • Improved the performance of fetching binary logs from Aurora clusters.

  • Fixed an issue where Aurora Replicas attempt to write table statistics to persistent storage, and crash.

  • Fixed an issue where query cache did not work as expected on Aurora Replicas.

  • Fixed a race condition in lock manager that resulted in an engine restart.

  • Fixed an issue where locks taken by read-only, auto-commit transactions resulted in an engine restart.

  • Fixed an issue where some queries are not written to the audit logs.

  • Fixed an issue with recovery of certain partition maintenance operations on failover.

Integration of MySQL bug fixes

  • LAST_INSERT_ID is replicated incorrectly if replication filters are used (Bug #69861)

  • Query returns different results depending on whether INDEX_MERGE setting (Bug #16862316)

  • Query proc re-execute of stored routine, inefficient query plan (Bug #16346367)



  • INNODB fulltext search doesn't find records when savepoints are involved (BUG #70333, BUG #17458835)