Aurora MySQL database engine updates 2020-06-18 (version 2.08.1) (Deprecated) - Amazon Aurora

Aurora MySQL database engine updates 2020-06-18 (version 2.08.1) (Deprecated)

Version: 2.08.1

Aurora MySQL 2.08.1 is generally available. Aurora MySQL 2.x versions are compatible with MySQL 5.7 and Aurora MySQL 1.x versions are compatible with MySQL 5.6.

Currently supported Aurora MySQL releases are 1.19.5, 1.19.6, 1.22.*, 1.23.*, 2.04.*, 2.07.*, 2.08.*, 2.09.*, 2.10.*, 3.01.* and 3.02.*.

You can restore a snapshot from a currently supported Aurora MySQL release into Aurora MySQL 2.08.1. You also have the option to upgrade existing Aurora MySQL 2.* database clusters to Aurora MySQL 2.08.1. You can't upgrade an existing Aurora MySQL 1.* cluster directly to 2.08.1; however, you can restore its snapshot to Aurora MySQL 2.08.1.

To create a cluster with an older version of Aurora MySQL, specify the engine version through the AWS Management Console, the AWS CLI, or the RDS API.

If you have any questions or concerns, AWS Support is available on the community forums and through AWS Support. For more information, see Maintaining an Amazon Aurora DB cluster in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.


For information on how to upgrade your Aurora MySQL database cluster, see Upgrading the minor version or patch level of an Aurora MySQL DB cluster in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.


New features:

  • Global database write forwarding. In an Aurora global database, now you can perform certain write operations, such as DML statements, while connected to a secondary cluster. The write operations are forwarded to the primary cluster, and any changes are replicated back to the secondary clusters. For more information, see Using write forwarding in an Amazon Aurora global database in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

General stability fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where restoring a cluster from Amazon S3 to Aurora MySQL version 2.08.0 took longer than expected if the S3 backup didn't include the table.

Comparison with Aurora MySQL version 1

The following Amazon Aurora MySQL features are supported in Aurora MySQL Version 1 (compatible with MySQL 5.6), but these features are currently not supported in Aurora MySQL Version 2 (compatible with MySQL 5.7).

MySQL 5.7 compatibility

This Aurora MySQL version is wire-compatible with MySQL 5.7 and includes features such as JSON support, spatial indexes, and generated columns. Aurora MySQL uses a native implementation of spatial indexing using z-order curves to deliver >20x better write performance and >10x better read performance than MySQL 5.7 for spatial datasets.

This Aurora MySQL version does not currently support the following MySQL 5.7 features:

  • Group replication plugin

  • Increased page size

  • InnoDB buffer pool loading at startup

  • InnoDB full-text parser plugin

  • Multisource replication

  • Online buffer pool resizing

  • Password validation plugin

  • Query rewrite plugins

  • Replication filtering