Amazon Aurora
User Guide for Aurora (API Version 2014-10-31)

Document History

  • Latest documentation update: November 28, 2018

  • Current API version: 2014-10-31

The following table describes important changes to the Amazon Aurora User Guide. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed. For information about Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS), see the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide.

Note

Before August 31, 2018, Amazon Aurora was documented in the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide. For earlier Aurora document history, see Document History in the Amazon Relational Database Service User Guide.

Change Description Date

Aurora backup billing

You can use the Amazon CloudWatch metrics TotalBackupStorageBilled, SnapshotStorageUsed, and BackupRetentionPeriodStorageUsed to monitor the space usage of your Aurora backups. For more information about how to use CloudWatch metrics, see Overview of Monitoring. For more information about how to manage storage for backup data, see Understanding Aurora Backup Storage Usage.

January 3, 2019

Performance Insights Counters

You can now add performance counters to your Performance Insights charts. For more information, see Performance Insights Dashboard Components .

December 6, 2018

Aurora global database

You can now create Aurora global databases. An Aurora global database spans multiple AWS Regions, enabling low latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages. For more information, see Working with Amazon Aurora Global Databases.

November 28, 2018

Query editor for Aurora Serverless (Beta)

You can run SQL statements in the RDS console on Aurora Serverless clusters. For more information, see Using the Query Editor for Aurora Serverless.

November 20, 2018

Data API for Aurora Serverless (Beta)

You can access Aurora Serverless clusters with web services–based applications using the Data API. For more information, see Using the Data API for Aurora Serverless.

November 20, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL provides query plan management to control how and when query execution plans change

Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility now provides query plan management that you can use to manage PostgreSQL query execution plans. For more information, see Managing Query Execution Plans for Aurora PostgreSQL.

November 20, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL 2.1 is available and compatible with PostgreSQL 10.5

Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility version 2.1 is available and compatible with PostgreSQL 10.5. For more information, see Version 2.1.

November 20, 2018

TLS support for Aurora Serverless

Aurora Serverless clusters support TLS/SSL encryption. For more information, see TLS/SSL for Aurora Serverless.

November 19, 2018

Custom endpoints

You can now create endpoints that are associated with an arbitrary set of DB instances. This feature helps with load balancing and high availability for Aurora clusters where some DB instances have different capacity or configuration than others. You can use custom endpoints instead of connecting to a specific DB instance through its instance endpoint. For more information, see Amazon Aurora Connection Management.

November 12, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL now supports IAM authentication

Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility now supports IAM authentication. For more information see IAM Database Authentication.

November 8, 2018

Custom parameter group for restore and point in time recovery

You can now specify a custom parameter group when you restore a snapshot or perform a point in time recovery operation. For more information, see Restoring from a DB Cluster Snapshot and Restoring a DB Cluster to a Specified Time.

October 15, 2018

You can enable deletion protection for your Amazon Aurora DB clusters

When you enable deletion protection for a DB cluster, the database cannot be deleted by any user. For more information, see Deleting a DB Instance in a DB Cluster.

September 26, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL 2.0 is available and compatible with PostgreSQL 10.4

Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility version 2.0 is available and compatible with PostgreSQL 10.4. For more information, see Version 2.0.

September 25, 2018

Stop/Start feature is available for Aurora

You can now stop or start an entire Aurora cluster with a single operation. For more information, see Stopping and Starting an Aurora Cluster.

September 24, 2018

Parallel Query for Aurora MySQL

Aurora MySQL now offers an option to parallelize I/O work for queries across the Aurora storage infrastructure. This feature speeds up data-intensive analytic queries, which are often the most time-consuming operations in a workload. For more information, see Working with Parallel Query for Aurora MySQL.

September 20, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL 1.3 is available and compatible with PostgreSQL 9.6.9

Aurora PostgreSQL 1.3 is now available and is compatible with PostgreSQL 9.6.9. For more information, see Version 1.3.

September 11, 2018

New guide

This is the first release of the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

August 31, 2018