Document history - Amazon Relational Database Service

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Current API version: 2014-10-31

The following table describes important changes in each release of the Amazon RDS User Guide after May 2018. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

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Change Description Date

Amazon RDS supports Oracle APEX version 21.1.v1

You can use APEX 21.1.v1 with all supported versions of Oracle Database. For more information, see Oracle Application Express.

September 24, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports client-side encryption for NNE

When you configure NNE, you might want to avoid forcing encryption on the server side. For example, you might not want to force all client communications to use encryption because the server requires it. In this case, you can force encryption on the client side using the SQLNET.*CLIENT options. For more information, see Oracle native network encryption.

September 24, 2021

Amazon RDS for MySQL and RDS for PostgreSQL support new DB instance classes

You can now use the db.r5b, db.t4g, and db.x2g instance classes to create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL or PostgreSQL. For more information, see Supported DB engines for DB instance classes.

September 15, 2021

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) with Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)

JDBC XA transactions are now supported with MSDTC for SQL Server 2017 version 14.00.3223.3 and higher, and SQL Server 2019. For more information, see Support for Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator in RDS for SQL Server.

September 7, 2021

Amazon RDS supports MariaDB 10.5.12, 10.4.21, 10.3.31, and 10.2.40

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.5.12, 10.4.21, 10.3.31, and 10.2.40. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

September 2, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle July 2021 RU and RUR

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions Version 19.0.0.0.ru-2020-07.rur-2020-07.r1, 12.2.0.1.ru-2021-07.rur-2021-07.r1, and 12.1.0.2.v25 to support the July 2021 Release Update (RU) and Release Update Revision (RUR). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

August 31, 2021

Amazon RDS has ended support for Oracle Database 18c

You can create DB instances only for Oracle Database 12c and Oracle Database 19c. If you have Oracle Database 18c snapshots, upgrade them to a later release. For more information, see Upgrading an Oracle DB snapshot.

August 17, 2021

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports automatic minor version upgrades

You can now have your RDS for SQL Server DB instances automatically upgraded to the latest minor version. For more information, see Upgrading the Microsoft SQL Server DB engine.

August 13, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL version 14 beta 2 in the database preview environment

For more about PostgreSQL version 14 beta 1, see PostgreSQL 14 beta 1 release notes. For more about PostgreSQL version 14 beta 2, see PostgreSQL 14 beta 2 release notes. For information on the Database Preview Environment, see Working with the database preview environment.

August 9, 2021

Amazon RDS supports RDS Proxy in a shared VPC

You can now create an RDS Proxy in a shared VPC. For more information about RDS Proxy, see "Managing Connections with Amazon RDS Proxy" in the Amazon RDS User Guide or the Aurora User Guide.

August 6, 2021

Amazon RDS supports MariaDB 10.2.39

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.2.39. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

August 4, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle adds the TIMEZONE_FILE_AUTOUPGRADE option

With this option, you can upgrade the current time zone file to the latest version on your Oracle DB instance. For more information, see Oracle time zone file autoupgrade.

July 30, 2021

Amazon RDS extends support for cross-Region automated backups

You can now replicate DB snapshots and transaction logs between more AWS Regions. For more information, see Replicating automated backups to another AWS Region.

July 19, 2021

Support for MySQL 5.7.34

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.7.34. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

July 8, 2021

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts supports additional RDS for PostgreSQL versions

RDS on Outposts now supports RDS for PostgreSQL versions 12.7 and 13.3. For more information, see Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts support for Amazon RDS features.

July 8, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports oracle_fdw

You can now use the oracle_fdw extension to provide a foreign data wrapper for access to Oracle databases. For more information, see Accessing external data with the oracle_fdw extension.

July 8, 2021

Amazon RDS supports Oracle Management Agent (OMA) version 13.5

You can use Oracle Management Agent (OMA) version 13.5 with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control 13c Release 5 and higher. Amazon RDS for Oracle installs OMA, which then communicates with your Oracle Management Service (OMS) to provide monitoring information. If you run OMS 13.5, you can manage databases by installing OMA 13.5. For more information, see Oracle Management Agent for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

July 7, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 13.3, 12.7, 11.12, 10.17, and 9.6.22

RDS for PostgreSQL now supports versions 13.3, 12.7, 11.12, 10.17, and 9.6.22. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

July 7, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports downloading logs from Amazon S3

If archived redo logs aren't on your instance but are protected by your backup retention period, you can use rdsadmin.rdsadmin_archive_log_download to download them from Amazon S3. RDS for Oracle saves the logs to the /rdsdbdata/log/arch directory on your DB instance. For more information, see Downloading archived redo logs from Amazon S3.

July 2, 2021

Amazon RDS supports MariaDB 10.4.18 and 10.5.9

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.4.18 and 10.5.9. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

June 30, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Database Activity Streams

You can now monitor an Oracle DB instance using Database Activity Streams. An Oracle database writes audit records to the unified audit trail. When you start a database activity stream on an Oracle DB instance, Amazon Kinesis streams all activities that match the Oracle Database audit policies. For more information, see Monitoring Amazon RDS for Oracle using Database Activity Streams.

June 23, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle introduces memory optimized instance classes

New Oracle DB instance classes are optimized for workloads that require additional memory, storage, and I/O per vCPU. For more information, see RDS for Oracle instance classes.

June 23, 2021

Support for MySQL 8.0.25

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.25. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

June 18, 2021

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts supports additional RDS for PostgreSQL versions

RDS on Outposts now supports RDS for PostgreSQL versions 12.5, 12.6, 13.1, and 13.2. For more information, see Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts support for Amazon RDS features.

May 28, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle includes the April 2021 PSU for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2)

Amazon RDS has released the 12.1.0.2.v24 patch set update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

May 28, 2021

Amazon RDS supports MariaDB 10.2.37 and 10.3.28

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.2.37 and 10.3.28. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

May 27, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports multitenant container database (CDB)

A multitenant architecture enables an Oracle database to be a CDB. In Oracle Database 19c, your CDB can include a single PDB. The user experience with a PDB is mostly identical to the user experience with a non-CDB. For more information, see RDS for Oracle architecture.

May 25, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle April 2021 RU and RUR

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 19.0.0.0.ru-2021-04.rur-2021-04.r1, 18.0.0.0.ru-2021-04.rur-2021-04.r1, and 12.2.0.1.ru-2021-04.rur-2021-04.r1 to support the April 2021 Release Update (RU) and Release Update Revision (RUR). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

May 21, 2021

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts supports Amazon RDS for SQL Server

RDS on Outposts now supports Amazon RDS for SQL Server. For more information, see Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts support for Amazon RDS features.

May 11, 2021

Amazon RDS extends support for cross-Region automated backups

You can now configure Amazon RDS database instances running Microsoft SQL Server to replicate DB snapshots and transaction logs to a different AWS Region. For more information, see Replicating automated backups to another AWS Region.

May 7, 2021

Amazon RDS supports cross-Region automated backups for encrypted DB instances

You can now replicate DB snapshots and transaction logs to a different AWS Region for encrypted Amazon RDS database instances running Oracle or PostgreSQL. For more information, see Replicating automated backups to another AWS Region.

May 3, 2021

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts supports Amazon CloudWatch monitoring

RDS on Outposts now supports Amazon CloudWatch monitoring. For more information, see Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts support for Amazon RDS features.

April 21, 2021

RDS for PostgreSQL supports AWS Lambda functions

You can now invoke AWS Lambda functions for your RDS for PostgreSQL DB instances. For more information, see Invoking an AWS Lambda function from an RDS for PostgreSQL DB instance.

April 13, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 13.2, 12.6, 11.11, 10.16, 9.6.21, and 9.5.25

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports versions 13.2, 12.6, 11.11, 10.16, 9.6.21, and 9.5.25. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

April 13, 2021

RDS for SQL Server supports extended events

You can use SQL Server extended events to capture debugging and troubleshooting information. For more information, see Using extended events with Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server.

April 8, 2021

Support for MySQL 8.0.23, 5.7.33, and 5.6.51

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.23, 5.7.33, and 5.6.51. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

March 31, 2021

Automatic rollback on failed Amazon RDS for MySQL upgrade

If a DB instance upgrade from MySQL version 5.7 to MySQL version 8.0 fails, Amazon RDS rolls back the changes performed for the upgrade automatically. After the rollback, the MySQL DB instance is running MySQL version 5.7. For more information, see Rollback after failure to upgrade from MySQL 5.7 to 8.0.

March 18, 2021

Amazon RDS supports cross-Region read replicas in opt-in Regions

You can now replicate DB instances to opt-in Regions. For more information, see Creating a read replica in a different AWS Region.

March 18, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle includes the January 2021 PSU for release 12.1.0.2

Amazon RDS has released a database engine update for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2). Also, Amazon RDS has released database version 19.0.0.0.ru-2021-01.rur-2021-01.r2, which we recommend as an alternative to 19.0.0.0.ru-2021-01.rur-2021-01.r1. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

March 18, 2021

Amazon RDS plans to deprecate Oracle Database 18c

Oracle Database 18c (18.0.0.0) is on a deprecation path. Oracle Corporation will no longer provide patches for Oracle Database 18c after the end-of-support date. On July 1, 2021, Amazon RDS plans to begin automatically upgrading Oracle Database 18c instances to Oracle Database 19c. Before the automatic upgrades begin, we highly recommend that you manually upgrade your existing Oracle Database 18c instances to Oracle Database 19c. For more information, see Preparing for the automatic upgrade of Oracle Database 18c.

March 11, 2021

Amazon RDS has ended support for Oracle Database 11g

You can only create DB instances for Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2) and later. If you have Oracle Database 11g snapshots, upgrade them to a later release. For more information, see Upgrading an Oracle DB snapshot.

March 11, 2021

Amazon RDS supports continuous backups of DB instances in AWS Backup

You can now create automated backups in AWS Backup and restore DB instances from these backups to a specified time. For more information, see Using AWS Backup to manage automated backups.

March 10, 2021

Amazon RDS supports Oracle Management Agent (OMA) version 13.4

You can use Oracle Management Agent (OMA) version 13.4 with Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control 13c Release 4 Update 9. Amazon RDS for Oracle installs OMA, which then communicates with your Oracle Management Service (OMS) to provide monitoring information. If you run OMS 13.4, you can manage databases by installing OMA 13.4. For more information, see Oracle Management Agent for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

March 10, 2021

RDS Proxy endpoint enhancements

You can create additional endpoints associated with each RDS proxy. Creating an endpoint in a different VPC enables cross-VPC access for the proxy. Proxies for Aurora MySQL clusters can also have read-only endpoints. These reader endpoints connect to reader DB instances in the clusters and can improve read scalability and availability for query-intensive applications. For more information about RDS Proxy, see "Managing Connections with Amazon RDS Proxy" in the Amazon RDS User Guide or the Aurora user guide.

March 8, 2021

Amazon RDS extends supports for cross-Region automated backups

You can now configure Amazon RDS database instances running PostgreSQL to replicate DB snapshots and transaction logs to a different AWS Region. For more information, see Replicating automated backups to another AWS Region.

March 8, 2021

Replication filters for Amazon RDS for MariaDB and MySQL supported in the China (Beijing) Region and China (Ningxia) Region

Replication filtering is now supported in the China (Beijing) Region and China (Ningxia) Region. For more information, see Configuring replication filters with MariaDB and Configuring replication filters with MySQL.

March 5, 2021

Amazon RDS supports cross-Region DB snapshot copy in opt-in Regions

You can now copy DB snapshots to and from opt-in AWS Regions. For more information, see Copying snapshots across AWS Regions.

March 4, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 13.1

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports version 13.1. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

February 24, 2021

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports Always On Availability Groups for Standard Edition

When you create a DB instance using the Multi-AZ configuration on SQL Server 2019 for the Standard Edition database engine, RDS automatically uses Availability Groups. For more information, see Multi-AZ deployments for Microsoft SQL Server.

February 23, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle introduces advisor-related procedures

The rdsadmin_util package includes the procedures advisor_task_set_parameter, advisor_task_drop, and dbms_stats_init. You can use these procedures to modify, stop, and re-enable advisor tasks such as AUTO_STATS_ADVISOR_TASK. For more information, see Setting parameters for advisor tasks.

February 23, 2021

Amazon RDS for Oracle includes January 2021 RU, RUR, and PSU updates

Amazon RDS has released database engine updates for Oracle Database versions 12.2, 18c, and 19c. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

February 22, 2021

Amazon RDS provides failover reasons for Multi-AZ DB instances

You can now see more detailed explanations when a Multi-AZ DB instance fails over to a standby replica. For more information, see Failover process for Amazon RDS.

February 18, 2021

Amazon RDS extends support for exporting snapshots to Amazon S3

You can now export DB snapshot data to Amazon S3 in China. For more information, see Exporting DB snapshot data to Amazon S3.

February 17, 2021

Replication filters for Amazon RDS for MariaDB and MySQL

You can configure replication filters for MySQL and MariaDB instances. Replication filters specify which databases and tables are replicated in a read replica. You can create lists of databases and tables to include or exclude for each read replica. For more information, see Configuring replication filters with MariaDB and Configuring replication filters with MySQL.

February 12, 2021

RDS for Oracle supports APEX 20.2v1

You can use APEX 20.2.v1 with all supported versions of Oracle Database. For more information, see Oracle Application Express.

February 2, 2021

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports local instance storage for the tempdb database

You can now launch Amazon RDS for SQL Server on Amazon EC2 db.r5d and db.m5d instance types with the tempdb database configured to use an instance store. By placing tempdb data files and log files locally, you can achieve lower read and write latencies when compared to standard storage based on Amazon EBS. For more information, see Instance store support for the tempdb database on Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

January 27, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 12.5, 11.10, 10.15, 9.6.20, and 9.5.24

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports versions 12.5, 11.10, 10.15, 9.6.20, and 9.5.24. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

January 12, 2021

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports pg_partman and pg_cron

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the pg_partman and pg_cron extensions. For more information on the pg_partman extension, see Managing PostgreSQL partitions with the pg_partman extension. For more information on the pg_cron extension, see Scheduling maintenance with the PostgreSQL pg_cron extension.

January 12, 2021

Amazon RDS supports publishing the Oracle Management Agent log to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

The Oracle Management Agent log consists of emctl.log, emdctlj.log, gcagent.log, gcagent_errors.log, emagent.nohup, and secure.log. Amazon RDS publishes each of these logs as a separate CloudWatch log stream. For more information, see Publishing Oracle logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

December 28, 2020

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts supports additional database versions

RDS on Outposts now supports additional MySQL and PostgreSQL versions. For more information, see Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts support for Amazon RDS features.

December 23, 2020

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts supports CoIPs

RDS on Outposts now supports customer-owned IP addresses (CoIPs). CoIPs provide local or external connectivity to resources in your Outpost subnets through your on-premises network. For more information, see Customer-owned IP addresses for RDS on Outposts.

December 22, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle includes the October 2020 PSU for Oracle Database 11g

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

December 21, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle plans upgrade of 11g BYOL instances to 19c

On January 4, 2021, we plan to begin automatically upgrading all editions of Oracle Database 11g instances on the Bring Your Own License (BYOL) model to Oracle Database 19c. All Oracle Database 11g instances, including reserved instances, will move to the latest available Release Update (RU). For more information, see Preparing for the automatic upgrade of Oracle Database 11g BYOL.

December 11, 2020

Amazon RDS supports replicating automated backups to another AWS Region

You can now configure your Amazon RDS database instances to replicate snapshots and transaction logs to a destination AWS Region of your choice. For more information, see Replicating automated backups to another AWS Region.

December 4, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server support a new DB instance class

You can now use the db.r5b instance class to create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle or SQL Server. For more information, see Supported DB engines for DB instance classes.

December 4, 2020

Support for MariaDB 10.2.32

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.2.32. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

November 25, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports the Microsoft Business Intelligence Suite on SQL Server 2019

You can now run SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Integration Services, and SQL Server Reporting Services on DB instances using the latest major version. For more information, see Options for the Microsoft SQL Server database engine.

November 24, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 13 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL version 13 in the database preview environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL 13 versions.

November 24, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle includes October 2020 RU, RUR, and PSU updates

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for all versions except 11.2. Also, Amazon RDS for Oracle provides support for setting and unsetting system diagnostic events using the rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util package, and troubleshooting a GoldenGate error using the procedure rdsadmin_util.truncate_apply$_cdr_info. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

November 24, 2020

Amazon RDS Performance Insights introduces new dimensions

You can group database load according to the dimension groups for database (PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB), application (PostgreSQL), and session type (PostgreSQL). Amazon RDS also supports the dimensions db.name (PostgreSQL, MySQL, and MariaDB), db.application.name (PostgreSQL), and db.session_type.name (PostgreSQL). For more information, see Top load table.

November 24, 2020

Amazon RDS for MariaDB supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.5. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

November 23, 2020

Support for MySQL 5.6.49

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.6.49. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

November 20, 2020

Support for MySQL 5.5.62

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.5.62. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

November 20, 2020

Performance Insights supports analyzing statistics for running PostgreSQL queries

You can now analyze statistics for running queries with Performance Insights for PostgreSQL DB instances. For more information, see Statistics for PostgreSQL.

November 18, 2020

Amazon RDS extends support for storage autoscaling

You can now enable storage autoscaling when creating a read replica, restoring a DB instance to a specified time, or restoring a MySQL DB instance from an Amazon S3 backup. For more information, see Managing capacity automatically with Amazon RDS storage autoscaling.

November 18, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports Database Mail

With Database Mail you can send email messages from your Amazon RDS for SQL Server database instance. After specifying the email recipients, you can add files or query results to the message you send. For more information, see Using Database Mail on Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

November 4, 2020

Support for MySQL 8.0.21

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.21. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

October 22, 2020

Amazon RDS extends support for exporting snapshots to Amazon S3

You can now export DB snapshot data to Amazon S3 in all commercial AWS Regions. For more information, see Exporting DB snapshot data to Amazon S3.

October 22, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports read replica upgrades

With Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, when you do a major version upgrade of the primary DB instance, read replicas are also automatically upgraded. For more information, see Upgrading the PostgreSQL DB engine.

October 15, 2020

Amazon RDS for MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL support the Graviton2 DB instance classes

You can now use the Graviton2 DB instance classes db.m6g.x and db.r6g.x to create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB, MySQL or PostgreSQL. For more information, see Supported DB Engines for All Available DB Instance Classes.

October 15, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports upgrades to SQL Server 2019

You can upgrade your SQL Server DB instances to SQL Server 2019. For more information, see Upgrading the Microsoft SQL Server DB Engine.

October 6, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports specifying the national character set

The national character set, also called the NCHAR character set, is used in the NCHAR, NVARCHAR2, and NCLOB data types. When you create a database, you can specify either AL16UTF16 (default) or UTF8 as the NCHAR character set. For more information, see Oracle character sets supported in Amazon RDS.

October 2, 2020

Support for MySQL 5.7.31

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.7.31. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

October 1, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports exporting data to Amazon S3

You can query data from a PostgreSQL DB instance and export it directly into files stored in an Amazon S3bucket. For more information, see Exporting data from an RDS for PostgreSQL DB instance to Amazon S3.

September 24, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL 12.4, 11.9, 10.14, 9.6.19, and 9.5.23

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports versions 12.4, 11.9, 10.14, 9.6.19, and 9.5.23. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

September 24, 2020

Amazon RDS for MySQL 8.0 supports Percona XtraBackup

You can now use Percona XtraBackup to restore a backup into an Amazon RDS for MySQL 8.0 DB instance. For more information, see Restoring a backup into a MySQL DB instance.

September 17, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports native backup and restore on DB instances with read replicas

You can restore a SQL Server native backup onto a DB instance that has read replicas configured. For more information, see Importing and exporting SQL Server databases.

September 16, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports additional time zones

You can match your DB instance time zone with your chosen time zone. For more information, see Local time zone for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances.

September 11, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 13 beta 3 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL Version 13 Beta 3 in the Database Preview Environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL 13 versions.

September 9, 2020

RDS for Oracle includes July 2020 RU, RUR, and PSU updates

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for July 2020. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

August 28, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports trace flag 692

You can now use trace flag 692 as a startup parameter using DB parameter groups. Enabling this trace flag disables fast inserts while bulk loading data into heap or clustered indexes. For more information, see Disabling fast inserts during bulk loading.

August 27, 2020

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports Microsoft SQL Server 2019

You can now create RDS DB instances that use SQL Server 2019. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server versions on Amazon RDS.

August 26, 2020

RDS for Oracle supports mounted replica database

When creating or modifying an Oracle replica, you can place it in mounted mode. Because the replica database doesn't accept user connections, it can't serve a read-only workload. The mounted replica deletes archived redo log files after it applies them. The primary use for mounted replicas is cross-Region disaster recovery. For more information, see Overview of Oracle replicas.

August 13, 2020

RDS for Oracle plans upgrade of 11g SE1 LI instances

On November 1, 2020, we plan to begin automatically upgrading Oracle Database 11g SE1 License Included (LI) instances to Oracle Database 19c for Amazon RDS for Oracle. All 11g instances, including reserved instances, will move to the latest available Oracle Release Update (RU). For more information, see Preparing for the automatic upgrade of Oracle Database 11g SE1.

July 31, 2020

Amazon RDS supports new Graviton2 DB instance classes in preview release for PostgreSQL and MySQL

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL or MySQL that use the db.m6g.x and db.r6g.x DB instance classes. For more information, see Supported DB engines for all available DB instance classes.

July 30, 2020

RDS for Oracle supports APEX 20.1v1

You can use APEX 20.1v1 with all supported versions of Oracle Database. For more information, see Oracle application Express.

July 28, 2020

Support for MySQL 8.0.20

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.20. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

July 23, 2020

Amazon RDS for MariaDB and MySQL support new DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB and MySQL that use the db.m5.16xlarge, db.m5.8xlarge, db.r5.16xlarge, and db.r5.8xlarge DB instance classes. For more information, see Supported DB engines for all available DB instance classes.

July 23, 2020

RDS for SQL Server supports disabling old versions of TLS and ciphers

You can turn certain security protocols and ciphers on and off. For more information, see Configuring security protocols and ciphers.

July 21, 2020

RDS supports Oracle Spatial on SE2

You can use Oracle Spatial in Standard Edition 2 (SE2) for all versions of 12.2, 18c, and 19c. For more information, see Oracle Spatial.

July 9, 2020

Amazon RDS supports AWS PrivateLink

Amazon RDS now supports creating Amazon VPC endpoints for Amazon RDS API calls to keep traffic between applications and Amazon RDS in the AWS network. For more information, see Amazon RDS and interface VPC endpoints (AWS PrivateLink).

July 9, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 9.4.x are deprecated

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL no longer supports versions 9.4.x. For supported versions, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

July 8, 2020

Support for MariaDB 10.3.23 and 10.4.13

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.3.23 and 10.4.13. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

July 6, 2020

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts

You can create Amazon RDS DB instances on AWS Outposts. For more information, see Working with Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts.

July 6, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle creates inventory files automatically

To open service requests for BYOL customers, Oracle Support requests inventory files generated by Opatch. Amazon RDS for Oracle automatically creates inventory files every hour in the BDUMP directory. For more information, see Accessing Opatch files.

July 6, 2020

Support for MySQL 5.7.30 and 5.6.48

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.7.30 and 5.6.48. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

June 25, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports PostgreSQL 12.3

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports version 12.3. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

June 17, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports ADRCI

The Automatic Diagnostic Repository Command Interpreter (ADRCI) utility is an Oracle command-line tool that you use to manage diagnostic data. By using the functions in the Amazon RDS package rdsadmin_adrci_util, you can list and package problems and incidents, and also show trace files. For more information, see Common DBA diagnostic tasks for Oracle DB instances.

June 17, 2020

Support for MySQL 8.0.19

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.19. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

June 2, 2020

MySQL 8.0 supports lower case table names

You can now set the lower_case_table_names parameter to 1 for Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.19 and higher 8.0 versions. For more information, see MySQL parameter exceptions for Amazon RDS DB instances.

June 2, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)

SSIS is a platform for data integration and workflow applications. You can enable SSIS on existing or new DB instances. It's installed on the same DB instance as your database engine. For more information, see Support for SQL Server Integration Services in SQL Server.

May 19, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS)

SSRS is a server-based application used for report generation and distribution. You can enable SSRS on existing or new DB instances. It's installed on the same DB instance as your database engine. For more information, see Support for SQL Server Reporting Services in SQL Server.

May 15, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports S3 integration on Multi-AZ instances

You can now use Amazon S3 with SQL Server features such as bulk insert on Multi-AZ DB instances. For more information, see Integrating an Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instance with Amazon S3.

May 15, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports purging the recycle bin

The rdsadmin.rdsadmin_util.purge_dba_recyclebin procedure purges the recycle bin. For more information, see Purging the recycle bin.

May 13, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle improves manageability of Automatic Workload Repository (AWR)

The rdsadmin.rdsadmin_diagnostic_util procedures generate AWR reports and extract AWR data into dump files. For more information, see Generating performance reports with Automatic Workload Repository (AWR).

May 13, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle April 2020 RU, RUR, and PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for April 2020. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

May 13, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports distributed transactions between hosts. For more information, see Support for Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator in SQL Server.

May 4, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 11.7, 10.12, 9.6.17, and 9.5.21

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports versions 11.7, 10.12, 9.6.17, and 9.5.21. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

April 28, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports new versions

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running SQL Server versions 2017 CU19 14.00.3281.6, 2016 SP2 CU11 13.00.5598.27, 2014 SP3 CU4 12.00.6329.1, and 2012 SP4 GDR 11.0.7493.4 for all editions. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server versions on Amazon RDS.

April 28, 2020

Amazon RDS available in the Europe (Milan) Region

Amazon RDS is now available in the Europe (Milan) Region. For more information, see Regions and Availability Zones.

April 28, 2020

Amazon RDS support for Local Zones

You can now launch DB instances into a Local Zone subnet. For more information, see Regions, Availability Zones, and Local Zones.

April 23, 2020

Amazon RDS available in the Africa (Cape Town) Region

Amazon RDS is now available in the Africa (Cape Town) Region. For more information, see Regions and Availability Zones.

April 22, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS)

SSAS is an online analytical processing (OLAP) and data mining tool that is installed within SQL Server. You can enable SSAS on existing or new DB instances. It's installed on the same DB instance as your database engine. For more information, see Support for SQL Server Analysis Services in SQL Server.

April 17, 2020

Amazon RDS proxy for PostgreSQL

Amazon RDS Proxy is now available for PostgreSQL. You can use RDS Proxy to reduce the overhead of connection management on your DB instance and also the chance of "too many connections" errors. The RDS Proxy is currently in public preview for PostgreSQL. For more information, see Managing connections with Amazon RDS proxy (preview).

April 8, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle APEX version 19.2.v1

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 19.2.v1. For more information, see Oracle application Express.

April 8, 2020

Amazon RDS for MariaDB supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.4. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

April 6, 2020

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.4

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for MariaDB version 10.4. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS performance insights.

April 6, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 9.3.x are deprecated

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL no longer supports versions 9.3.x. For supported versions, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

April 3, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports read replicas

You can now create read replicas for SQL Server DB instances. For more information, see Working with read replicas.

April 3, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports multifile backups

You can now back up databases to multiple files using SQL Server native backup and restore. For more information, see Backing up a database.

April 2, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports PostgreSQL 12.2

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports version 12.2. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

March 31, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle integration with AWS License Manager

Amazon RDS for Oracle is now integrated with AWS License Manager. If you use the Bring Your Own License model, AWS License Manager integration makes it easier to monitor your Oracle license usage within your organization. For more information, see Integrating with AWS License Manager.

March 23, 2020

Support for 64 TiB on db.r5 instances in Amazon RDS for MariaDB and MySQL

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances for MariaDB and MySQL that use the db.r5 DB instance class with up to 64 TiB of storage. For more information, see Factors that affect storage performance.

March 18, 2020

Support for MySQL 8.0.17

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.17. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

March 10, 2020

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for MySQL 8.0

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for MySQL version 8.0.17 and higher 8.0 versions. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS performance insights.

March 10, 2020

Support for MySQL 5.6.46

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.6.46. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

February 28, 2020

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.3

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for MariaDB version 10.3.13 and higher 10.3 versions. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS performance insights.

February 26, 2020

Support for MySQL 5.7.28

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.7.28. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

February 20, 2020

Support for MariaDB 10.3.20

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.3.20. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

February 20, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle January 2020 RU, RUR, and PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for January 2020. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

February 20, 2020

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports a new DB instance class

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running SQL Server that use the db.z1d DB instance class. For more information, see DB instance class support for Microsoft SQL Server.

February 19, 2020

Support for cross-account, cross-VPC Active Directory domains in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server now supports associating DB instances with Active Directory domains owned by different accounts and VPCs. For more information, see Using Windows authentication with a Microsoft SQL Server DB instance.

February 13, 2020

Oracle OLAP option

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports the On-line Analytical Processing (OLAP) option for Oracle DB instances. You can use Oracle OLAP to analyze large amounts of data by creating dimensional objects and cubes in accordance with the OLAP standard. For more information, see Oracle OLAP.

February 13, 2020

FIPS 140-2 support for Oracle

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports the Federal Information Processing Standard Publication 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) for SSL/TLS connections. For more information, see FIPS support.

February 11, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports new versions

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports versions 11.6, 10.11, 9.6.16, 9.5.20, and 9.4.25. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

February 11, 2020

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports new DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL that use the db.m5.16xlarge, db.m5.8xlarge, db.r5.16xlarge, and db.r5.8xlarge DB instance classes. For more information, see Supported DB engines for all available DB instance classes.

February 11, 2020

Performance Insights supports analyzing statistics of running MariaDB and MySQL queries

You can now analyze statistics of running queries with Performance Insights for MariaDB and MySQL DB instances. For more information, see Analyzing statistics of running queries.

February 4, 2020

Support for exporting DB snapshot data to Amazon S3 for MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL

Amazon RDS supports exporting DB snapshot data to Amazon S3 for MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL. For more information, see Exporting DB snapshot data to Amazon S3.

January 23, 2020

Amazon RDS for MySQL supports Kerberos authentication

You can now use Kerberos authentication to authenticate users when they connect to your Amazon RDS for MySQL DB instances. For more information, see Using Kerberos authentication for MySQL.

January 21, 2020

Amazon RDS for Oracle October 2019 RU and RUR for Oracle Database 19c

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for October 2019 for Oracle Database 19c. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

January 9, 2020

Amazon RDS Performance Insights supports viewing more SQL text for Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard for Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances. For more information, see Viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard.

December 17, 2019

Amazon RDS proxy

You can reduce the overhead of connection management on your cluster, and reduce the chance of "too many connections" errors, by using the Amazon RDS Proxy. You associate each proxy with an RDS DB instance or Aurora DB cluster. Then you use the proxy endpoint in the connection string for your application. The Amazon RDS Proxy is currently in a public preview state. It supports the RDS for MySQL database engine. For more information, see Managing connections with Amazon RDS proxy (preview).

December 3, 2019

Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts (preview)

With Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts, you can create AWS-managed relational databases in your on-premises data centers. RDS on Outposts enables you to run RDS databases on AWS Outposts. For more information, see Amazon RDS on AWS Outposts (preview).

December 3, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports cross-region read replicas

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports cross-region read replicas with Active Data Guard. For more information, see Working with read replicas and Working with Oracle read replicas.

November 26, 2019

Performance Insights supports analyzing statistics of running Oracle queries

You can now analyze statistics of running queries with Performance Insights for Oracle DB instances. For more information, see Analyzing statistics of running queries.

November 25, 2019

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports publishing logs to CloudWatch Logs

You can configure your Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instance to publish log events directly to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Publishing SQL Server logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

November 25, 2019

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports new DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running SQL Server that use the db.x1e and db.x1 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class support for Microsoft SQL Server.

November 25, 2019

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports differential and log restores

You can restore differential backups and logs using SQL Server native backup and restore. For more information, see Using native backup and restore.

November 25, 2019

Multi-AZ supported on Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server in new regions

Multi-AZ on SQL Server is now available in China, Middle East (Bahrain), and Europe (Stockholm). For more information, see Multi-AZ deployments for Microsoft SQL Server.

November 22, 2019

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server now supports bulk insert and S3 integration

You can transfer files between a SQL Server DB instance and an Amazon S3 bucket. Then you can use Amazon S3 with SQL Server features such as bulk insert. For more information, see Integrating an Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instance with Amazon S3.

November 21, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle October 2019 RU, RUR, and PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine updates for October 2019. For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

November 19, 2019

Performance Insights counters for Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server

You can now add performance counters to your Performance Insights charts for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances. For more information, see Performance Insights counters for Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server.

November 12, 2019

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server supports new DB instance class sizes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running SQL Server that use the 8xlarge and 16xlarge instance sizes for the db.m5 and db.r5 DB instance classes. Instance sizes ranging from small to 2xlarge are now available for the db.t3 instance class. For more information, see DB instance class support for Microsoft SQL Server.

November 11, 2019

Support for PostgreSQL snapshot upgrades

If you have existing manual DB snapshots of your Amazon RDS PostgreSQL DB instances, you can now upgrade them to a later version of the PostgreSQL database engine. For more information, see Upgrading a PostgreSQL DB snapshot.

November 7, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle Database 19c (19.0). For more information, see Oracle Database 19c with Amazon RDS.

November 7, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 12.0 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL Version 12.0 in the Database Preview Environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 12.0 in the database preview environment.

November 1, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports Kerberos authentication

You can now use Kerberos authentication to authenticate users when they connect to your Amazon RDS DB instance running PostgreSQL. For more information, see Using Kerberos authentication with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.

October 28, 2019

OEM Management Agent database tasks for Oracle DB instances

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances now support procedures to invoke certain EMCTL commands on the Management Agent. For more information, see OEM agent database tasks.

October 24, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 11.5, 10.10, 9.6.15, 9.5.19, and 9.4.24

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports versions 11.5, 10.10, 9.6.15, 9.5.19, and 9.4.24. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

October 8, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports PostgreSQL transportable databases

PostgreSQL Transportable Databases provide an extremely fast method of migrating an RDS PostgreSQL database between two DB instances. For more information, see Transporting PostgreSQL databases between DB instances.

October 8, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Kerberos authentication

You can now use Kerberos authentication to authenticate users when they connect to your Amazon RDS DB instance running Oracle. For more information, see Using Kerberos authentication with Amazon RDS for Oracle.

September 30, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 12 beta 3 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL Version 12 Beta 3 in the Database Preview Environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 12 beta 3 on Amazon RDS in the database preview environment.

August 28, 2019

Support for MySQL 8.0.16

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.16. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

August 19, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle Database 18c (18.0). For more information, see Oracle Database 18c with Amazon RDS.

August 15, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle July 2019 RU, RUR, and PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine version 12.2.0.1.ru-2019-07.rur-2019-07.r1 to support the July 2019 Release Update (RU) and Release Update Revision (RUR). Amazon RDS for Oracle has also released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v17 and 11.2.0.4.v21 to support the July 2019 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

August 8, 2019

Management Agent for OEM 13c release 3

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances now support the Management Agent for Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control 13c Release 3. For more information, see Oracle Management Agent for Enterprise Manager cloud control.

August 7, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 12 beta 2 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL Version 12 Beta 2 in the Database Preview Environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 12 beta 2 on Amazon RDS in the database preview environment.

August 6, 2019

Amazon RDS supports server collations for SQL Server

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports a selection of collations for new DB instances. For more information, see Collations and character sets for Microsoft SQL Server.

July 29, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 11.4, 10.9, 9.6.14, 9.5.18, and 9.4.23

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports minor versions 11.4, 10.9, 9.6.14, 9.5.18, and 9.4.23. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

July 3, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle APEX version 19.1.v1

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 19.1.v1. For more information, see Oracle application Express.

June 28, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL version 13 beta 1 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL Version 13 Beta 1 in the Database Preview Environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL 13 versions.

June 22, 2019

Amazon RDS storage autoscaling

Storage autoscaling for Amazon RDS DB instances enables Amazon RDS to automatically expand the storage associated with a DB instance to reduce the chance of out-of-space conditions. For information about storage autoscaling, see Working with storage for Amazon RDS DB instances.

June 20, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports db.z1d DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle that use the db.z1d DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

June 13, 2019

Amazon RDS Performance Insights supports viewing more SQL text for Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard for Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances. For more information, see Viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard.

June 10, 2019

Amazon RDS adds support native restores of SQL Server databases up to 16 TB

You can now do native restores of up to 16 TB from SQL Server to Amazon RDS. For more information, see Amazon RDS for SQL Server: Limitations and recommendations.

June 4, 2019

Amazon RDS adds support for Microsoft SQL Server audit

Using Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server, you can audit server and database level events using SQL Server Audit, and view the results on your DB instance or send the audit log files directly to Amazon S3. For more information, see SQL Server Audit.

May 23, 2019

Improvements to Amazon RDS recommendations

Amazon RDS has improved its automated recommendations for database resources. For example, Amazon RDS now provides recommendations for database parameters. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS recommendations.

May 22, 2019

Support for more databases per DB instance for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can create up to 30 databases on each of your DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server. For more information, see Limits for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances.

May 21, 2019

Support for 64 TiB and 80k IOPS of storage for Amazon RDS for MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances for MariaDB, MySQL and PostgreSQL with up to 64 TiB of storage and up to 80,000 provisioned IOPS. For more information, see DB instance storage.

May 20, 2019

Amazon RDS for MySQL supports upgrade prechecks

When you upgrade a DB instance from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0, Amazon RDS performs prechecks for incompatibilities. For more information, see Prechecks for upgrades from MySQL 5.7 to 8.0.

May 17, 2019

Support for the MySQL password validation plugin

You can now use the MySQL validate_password plugin for improved security of Amazon RDS for MySQL DB instances. For more information, see Using the Password Validation Plugin.

May 16, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle April 2019 RU, RUR, and PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine version 12.2.0.1.ru-2019-04.rur-2019-04.r1 to support the April 2019 Release Update (RU) and Release Update Revision (RUR). Amazon RDS for Oracle has also released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v16 and 11.2.0.4.v20 to support the April 2019 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

May 16, 2019

Performance Insights counters for Amazon RDS for Oracle

You can now add performance counters to your Performance Insights charts for Oracle DB instances. For more information, see Performance Insights counters for Amazon RDS for Oracle.

May 8, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions 11.2, 10.7, 9.6.12, 9.5.16, and 9.4.21

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports minor versions 11.2, 10.7, 9.6.12, 9.5.16, and 9.4.21. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

May 1, 2019

Support for per-second billing

Amazon RDS is now billed in 1-second increments in all AWS Regions except AWS GovCloud (US) for on-demand instances. For more information, see DB instance billing for Amazon RDS.

April 25, 2019

Support for importing data from Amazon S3 for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

You can now import data from Amazon S3 file into a table in an RDS PostgreSQL DB instance. For more information, see Importing Amazon S3 data into an RDS PostgreSQL DB instance.

April 24, 2019

Support for restoring 5.7 backups from Amazon S3

You can now create a backup of your MySQL version 5.7 database, store it on Amazon S3, and then restore the backup file onto a new Amazon RDS DB instance running MySQL. For more information, see Restoring a backup into a MySQL DB instance.

April 17, 2019

Support for multiple major version upgrades for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

With Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, you can now choose from multiple major versions when you upgrade the DB engine. This feature enables you to skip ahead to a newer major version when you upgrade select PostgreSQL engine versions. For more information, see Upgrading the PostgreSQL DB engine.

April 16, 2019

Support for 64 TiB of storage for Amazon RDS for Oracle

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances for Oracle with up to 64 TiB of storage and up to 80,000 provisioned IOPS. For more information, see DB instance storage.

April 4, 2019

Support for MySQL 8.0.15

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0.15. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

April 3, 2019

Support for MariaDB 10.3.13

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.3.13. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

April 3, 2019

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 deprecated on Amazon RDS

Support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is deprecated, coinciding with the Microsoft plan to terminate extended support for this version on July 9, 2019. Any existing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 snapshots are to be automatically upgraded to the latest minor version of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 starting on June 1, 2019. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 support on Amazon RDS .

April 2, 2019

Always On availability groups supported in Microsoft SQL Server 2017

You can now use Always On Availability Groups in SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Edition 14.00.3049.1 or later. For more information, see Multi-AZ deployments for Microsoft SQL Server.

March 29, 2019

View volume metrics

You can now view metrics for the Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) volumes, which are the physical devices used for database and log storage. For more information, see Viewing Enhanced Monitoring.

March 20, 2019

Support for MySQL 5.7.25

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 5.7.25. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

March 19, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports RMAN DBA tasks

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) DBA tasks, including RMAN backups. For more information, see Common DBA Recovery Manager (RMAN) tasks for Oracle DB instances.

March 14, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports version 11.1

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL version 11.1. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 11.1 on Amazon RDS.

March 12, 2019

Multiple-file restore is available in Amazon RDS for SQL Server

You can now restore from multiple files with Amazon RDS for SQL Server. For more information, see Restoring a database.

March 11, 2019

MariaDB 10.2.21

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.2.21. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

March 11, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports read replicas

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports read replicas with Active Data Guard. For more information, see Working with read replicas and Working with Oracle read replicas.

March 11, 2019

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for MariaDB

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for MariaDB. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights.

March 11, 2019

MySQL 8.0.13 and 5.7.24

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL versions 8.0.13 and 5.7.24. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

March 8, 2019

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for SQL Server

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for SQL Server. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights.

March 4, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Amazon S3 integration

You can now transfer files between an Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instance and an Amazon S3 bucket. For more information, see Integrating Amazon RDS for Oracle and Amazon S3.

February 26, 2019

Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB support db.t3 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL or MariaDB that use the db.t3 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

February 20, 2019

Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB support db.r5 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL or MariaDB that use the db.r5 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

February 20, 2019

Performance Insights counters for RDS for MySQL and PostgreSQL

You can now add performance counters to your Performance Insights charts for MySQL and PostgreSQL DB instances. For more information, see Performance Insights dashboard components.

February 19, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports adaptive autovacuum parameter tuning

Adaptive autovacuum parameter tuning with Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL helps prevent transaction ID wraparound by adjusting autovacuum parameter values automatically. For more information, see Reducing the likelihood of transaction ID wraparound.

February 12, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle APEX versions 18.1.v1 and 18.2.v1

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Application Express (APEX) versions 18.1.v1 and 18.2.v1. For more information, see Oracle application Express.

February 11, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle January 2019 RU, RUR, and PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine version 12.2.0.1.ru-2019-01.rur-2019-01.r1 to support the January 2019 Release Update (RU) and Release Update Revision (RUR). Amazon RDS for Oracle has also released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v15 and 11.2.0.4.v19 to support the January 2019 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

February 8, 2019

Amazon RDS Performance Insights supports viewing more SQL text for RDS for MySQL

Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard for MySQL DB instances. For more information, see Viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard.

February 6, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports db.t3 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL that use the db.t3 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

January 25, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports db.t3 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle that use the db.t3 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

January 25, 2019

Amazon RDS Performance Insights supports viewing more SQL text for Amazon RDS PostgreSQL

Amazon RDS Performance Insights now supports viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard for Amazon RDS PostgreSQL DB instances. For more information, see Viewing more SQL text in the Performance Insights dashboard.

January 24, 2019

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version of SQLT

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports SQLT version 12.2.180725. For more information, see Oracle SQLT.

January 22, 2019

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports new minor versions

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the following new minor versions: 10.6, 9.6.11, 9.5.15, 9.4.20, and 9.3.25. For more information, see Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions and extensions.

December 19, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports db.r5 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL that use the db.r5 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

December 19, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports restricted password management

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL enables you to restrict who can manage user passwords and password expiration changes by using the parameter rds.restrict_password_commands and the role rds_password. For more information, see Restricting password management.

December 19, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports uploading database logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports uploading database logs to CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Publishing PostgreSQL logs to CloudWatch Logs.

December 10, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports db.r5 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle that use the db.r5 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

November 20, 2018

Retain backups when deleting a DB instance

Amazon RDS supports retaining automated backups when you delete a DB instance. For more information, see Working with backups.

November 15, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports db.m5 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL that use the db.m5 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

November 15, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle version 12.2. For more information, see Oracle Database 12c Release 2 (12.2.0.1) with Amazon RDS.

November 13, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle October 2018 PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v14 and 11.2.0.4.v18 to support the October 2018 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

November 13, 2018

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports Always On

Amazon RDS for SQL Server supports Always On Availability Groups. For more information, see Multi-AZ deployments for Microsoft SQL Server.

November 8, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports outbound network access using custom DNS servers

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports outbound network access using custom DNS servers. For more information, see Using a custom DNS server for outbound network access.

November 8, 2018

Amazon RDS for MariaDB, MySQL, and PostgreSQL supports 32 TiB of storage

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances with up to 32 TiB of storage for MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL. For more information, see DB instance storage.

November 7, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports extended data types

You can now enable extended data types on Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle. With extended data types, the maximum size is 32,767 bytes for the VARCHAR2, NVARCHAR2, and RAW data types. For more information, see Using extended data types.

November 6, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports db.m5 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle that use the db.m5 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

November 2, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle migration from SE, SE1, or SE2 to EE

You can now migrate from any Oracle Database Standard Edition (SE, SE1, or SE2) to Oracle Database Enterprise Edition (EE). For more information, see Migrating between Oracle editions.

October 31, 2018

Amazon RDS can now stop Multi-AZ instances

Amazon RDS can now stop a DB instance that is part of a Multi-AZ deployment. Formerly, the stop instance feature had a limitation for multi-AZ instances. For more information, see Stopping an Amazon RDS DB instance temporarily.

October 29, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for Oracle

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for Oracle. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights.

October 29, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports PostgreSQL version 11 in the database preview environment

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL version 11 in the Database Preview Environment. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 11 on Amazon RDS in the database preview environment.

October 25, 2018

MySQL supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL version 8.0. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

October 23, 2018

MariaDB supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.3. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

October 23, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle JVM

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports the Oracle Java Virtual Machine (JVM) option. For more information, see Oracle Java virtual machine.

October 16, 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 snapshot and Restoring a DB instance to a specified time.

October 15, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports 32 TiB storage

You can now create Oracle RDS DB instances with up to 32 TiB of storage. For more information, see DB instance storage.

October 15, 2018

Amazon RDS for MySQL supports GTIDs

Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports global transaction identifiers (GTIDs), which are unique across all DB instances and in a replication configuration. For more information, see Using GTID-based replication for RDS for MySQL.

October 10, 2018

MySQL 5.7.23, 5.6.41, and 5.5.61

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL versions 5.7.23, 5.6.41, and 5.5.61. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

October 8, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports new minor versions

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the following new minor versions: 10.5, 9.6.10, 9.5.14, 9.4.19, and 9.3.24. For more information, see Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions and extensions.

October 4, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports a new version of SQLT

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports SQLT version 12.2.180331. For more information, see Oracle SQLT.

October 4, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle July 2018 PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v13 and 11.2.0.4.v17 to support the July 2018 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

October 3, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports IAM authentication

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports IAM authentication. For more information see IAM database authentication for MySQL and PostgreSQL.

September 27, 2018

You can enable deletion protection for your Amazon RDS DB instances

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

September 26, 2018

Amazon RDS for MySQL and Amazon RDS for MariaDB support db.m5 DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL or MariaDB that use the db.m5 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class.

September 18, 2018

Amazon RDS now supports upgrades to SQL Server 2017

You can upgrade your existing DB instance to SQL Server 2017 from any version except SQL Server 2008. To upgrade from SQL Server 2008, first upgrade to one of the other versions first. For information, see  Upgrading the Microsoft SQL Server DB engine.

September 11, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL version 11 beta 3 in the database preview environment

In this release, the Write-Ahead Log (WAL) segment size (wal_segment_size) is now set to 64MB. For more about PostgreSQL version 11 Beta 3, see  PostgreSQL 11 beta 3 released. For information on the Database Preview Environment, see Working with the database preview environment.

September 7, 2018

Amazon Aurora User Guide

The Amazon Aurora User Guide describes all Amazon Aurora concepts and provides instructions on using the various features with both the console and the command line interface. The Amazon RDS User Guide now covers non-Aurora database engines.

August 31, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for RDS for MySQL

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for RDS for MySQL. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights.

August 28, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition now supports Aurora Auto Scaling

Auto Scaling of Aurora replicas is now available for Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition. For more information, see Using Amazon Aurora auto scaling with Aurora replicas.

August 16, 2018

Aurora Serverless for Aurora MySQL

Aurora Serverless is an on-demand, autoscaling configuration for Amazon Aurora. For more information, see Using Amazon Aurora Serverless.

August 9, 2018

MySQL 5.7.22 and 5.6.40

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL versions 5.7.22 and 5.6.40. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

August 6, 2018

Aurora is now available in the China (Ningxia) region

Aurora MySQL and Aurora PostgreSQL are now available in the China (Ningxia) region. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL and Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

August 6, 2018

Amazon RDS for MySQL supports delayed replication

Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports delayed replication as a strategy for disaster recovery. For more information, see Configuring delayed replication with MySQL.

August 6, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Aurora MySQL

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Aurora MySQL. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights.

August 6, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights integration with Amazon CloudWatch

Amazon RDS Performance Insights automatically publishes metrics to Amazon CloudWatch. For more information, see Performance Insights metrics published to CloudWatch.

August 6, 2018

Amazon RDS recommendations

Amazon RDS now provides automated recommendations for database resources. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS recommendations.

July 25, 2018

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL supports new minor versions

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports the following new minor versions: 10.4, 9.6.9, 9.5.13, 9.4.18, and 9.3.23. For more information, see Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL versions and extensions.

July 25, 2018

Incremental snapshot copies across AWS Regions

Amazon RDS supports incremental snapshot copies across AWS Regions for both unencrypted and encrypted instances. For more information, see Copying snapshots across AWS Regions.

July 24, 2018

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is available for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

Amazon RDS Performance Insights is now available for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS Performance Insights.

July 18, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle APEX version 5.1.4.v1

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle Application Express (APEX) version 5.1.4.v1. For more information, see Oracle application Express.

July 10, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports publishing logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports publishing alert, audit, trace, and listener log data to a log group in CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Publishing Oracle logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

July 9, 2018

MariaDB 10.2.15, 10.1.34, and 10.0.35

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.2.15, 10.1.34, and 10.0.35. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

July 5, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL 1.2 is available and compatible with PostgreSQL 9.6.8

Aurora PostgreSQL 1.2 is now available and is compatible with PostgreSQL 9.6.8. For more information, see Version 1.2.

June 27, 2018

Read replicas for Amazon RDS PostgreSQL support Multi-AZ deployments

RDS read replicas in Amazon RDS PostgreSQL now support multiple Availability Zones. For more information, see Working with PostgreSQL read replicas.

June 25, 2018

Performance Insights available for Aurora PostgreSQL

Performance Insights is generally available for Aurora PostgreSQL, with support for extended retention of performance data. For more information, see Using Amazon RDS performance insights.

June 21, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL available in western US (northern california) region

Aurora PostgreSQL is now available in the western United States (Northern California) region. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

June 11, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports CPU configuration

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports configuring the number of CPU cores and the number of threads for each core for the processor of a DB instance class. For more information, see Configuring the processor of the DB instance class.

June 5, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle April 2018 PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v12 and 11.2.0.4.v16 to support the April 2018 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

June 1, 2018

Earlier updates

The following table describes the important changes in each release of the Amazon RDS User Guide before June 2018.

Change Description Date changed

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports PostgreSQL Version 11 Beta 1 in the Database Preview Environment

PostgreSQL version 11 Beta 1 contains several improvements that are described in PostgreSQL 11 beta 1 released!

For information on the Database Preview Environment, see Working with the database preview environment.

May 31, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports TLS versions 1.0 and 1.2

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.2. For more information, see TLS versions for the Oracle SSL option.

May 30, 2018

Aurora MySQL supports publishing logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

Aurora MySQL now supports publishing general, slow, audit, and error log data to a log group in CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Publishing Aurora MySQL to CloudWatch Logs.

May 23, 2018

Database Preview Environment for Amazon RDS PostgreSQL You can now launch a new instance of Amazon RDS PostgreSQL in a preview mode. For more information about the Database Preview Environment see, Working with the database preview environment. May 22, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances support new DB instance classes

Oracle DB instances now support the db.x1e and db.x1 DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance classes and RDS for Oracle instance classes.

May 22, 2018

Amazon RDS PostgreSQL now supports postgres_fdw on a read replica. You can now use postgres_fdw to connect to a remote server from a read replica. For more information see, Accessing external data with the postgres_fdw extension. May 17, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports setting sqlnet.ora parameters

You can now set sqlnet.ora parameters with Amazon RDS for Oracle. For more information, see Modifying connection properties using sqlnet.ora parameters.

May 10, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL available in Asia Pacific (Seoul) region.

Aurora PostgreSQL is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

May 9, 2018

Aurora MySQL supports backtracking

Aurora MySQL now supports "rewinding" a DB cluster to a specific time, without restoring data from a backup. For more information, see Backtracking an Aurora DB cluster.

May 9, 2018

Aurora MySQL supports encrypted migration and replication from external MySQL

Aurora MySQL now supports encrypted migration and replication from an external MySQL database. For more information, see Migrating data from an external MySQL database to an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster and Replication between Aurora and MySQL or between Aurora and another Aurora DB cluster.

April 25, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition support for the Copy-on-Write protocol.

You can now clone databases in an Aurora PostgreSQL database cluster. For more information see, Cloning databases in an Aurora DB cluster.

April 10, 2018

MariaDB 10.2.12, 10.1.31, and 10.0.34

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.2.12, 10.1.31, and 10.0.34. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

March 21, 2018

Aurora PostgreSQL Support for new regions

Aurora PostgreSQL is now available in the EU (London) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) regions. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

March 13, 2018

MySQL 5.7.21, 5.6.39, and 5.5.59

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL versions 5.7.21, 5.6.39, and 5.5.59. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

March 9, 2018

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Oracle REST Data Services

Amazon RDS for Oracle supports Oracle REST Data Services as part of the APEX option. For more information, see Oracle Application Express (APEX).

March 9, 2018

Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition available in new AWS Region

Aurora MySQL is now available in the Asia Pacific (Singapore) region. For the complete list of AWS Regions for Aurora MySQL, see Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL.

March 6, 2018

Support for PostgreSQL 10.1 Amazon RDS now supports version 10.1 of PostgreSQL. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 10.1 on Amazon RDS February 27, 2018

Oracle January 2018 PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v11 and 11.2.0.4.v15 to support the January 2018 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

February 22, 2018

Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server support change data capture (CDC)

DB instances running Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server now support change data capture (CDC). For more information, see Change data capture support for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances.

February 6, 2018

Aurora MySQL supports a new major version

You can now create Aurora MySQL DB clusters running MySQL version 5.7. For more information, see Amazon Aurora MySQL database engine updates 2018-02-06.

February 6, 2018

Support for PostgreSQL 9.6.6

Amazon RDS PostgreSQL now supports version 9.6.6. This release also includes support for the prefix and orafce extensions. For more information, see PostgreSQL version 9.6.6 on Amazon RDS.

January 19, 2018

Publish MySQL and MariaDB logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs

You can now publish MySQL and MariaDB log data to CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Publishing MySQL logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs and Publishing MariaDB logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

January 17, 2018

Multi-AZ support for read replicas

You can now create a read replica as a Multi-AZ DB instance. Amazon RDS creates a standby of your replica in another Availability Zone for failover support for the replica. Creating your read replica as a Multi-AZ DB instance is independent of whether the source database is a Multi-AZ DB instance. For more information, see Working with read replicas.

January 11, 2018

Amazon RDS for MariaDB supports a new major version

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB version 10.2. For more information, see MariaDB 10.2 support on Amazon RDS.

January 3, 2018

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition available in new AWS Region

Aurora PostgreSQL is now available in the EU (Paris) region. For the complete list of AWS Regions for Aurora PostgreSQL, see Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

December 22, 2017

Aurora PostgreSQL supports new instance types

Aurora PostgreSQL now supports new instance types. For the complete list of instance types, see Choosing the DB instance class.

December 20, 2017

Oracle October 2017 PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v10 and 11.2.0.4.v14 to support the October 2017 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

December 19, 2017

Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition available in new AWS Region

Aurora MySQL is now available in the EU (Paris) region. For the complete list of AWS Regions for Aurora MySQL, see Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL.

December 18, 2017

Aurora MySQL supports hash joins

This feature can improve query performance when you need to join a large amount of data by using an equijoin. For more information, see Working with hash joins in Aurora MySQL.

December 11, 2017

Aurora MySQL supports native functions to invoke AWS Lambda functions

You can call the native functions lambda_sync and lambda_async when you use Aurora MySQL. For more information, see Invoking a Lambda function from an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster.

December 11, 2017

Added Aurora PostgreSQL HIPAA eligibility

Aurora PostgreSQL now supports building HIPAA compliant applications. For more information, see Working with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

December 6, 2017

Additional AWS Regions available for Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility is now available in four new AWS Regions. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

November 22, 2017

Modify storage for Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server

You can now modify the storage of your Amazon RDS DB instances running SQL Server. For more information, see Modifying an Amazon RDS DB instance.

November 21, 2017

Amazon RDS supports 16 TiB storage for Linux-based engines

You can now create MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and Oracle RDS DB instances with up to 16 TiB of storage. For more information, see Amazon RDS DB instance storage.

November 21, 2017

Amazon RDS supports fast scale up of storage

You can now add storage to MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, and Oracle RDS DB instances in a few minutes. For more information, see Amazon RDS DB instance storage.

November 21, 2017

Amazon RDS supports MariaDB versions 10.1.26 and 10.0.32

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.1.26 and 10.0.32. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

November 20, 2017

Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server now supports new DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running SQL Server that use the db.r4 and db.m4.16xlarge DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance class support for Microsoft SQL Server.

November 20, 2017

Amazon RDS for MySQL and MariaDB now supports new DB instance classes

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL and MariaDB that use the db.r4, db.m4.16xlarge, db.t2.xlarge, and db.t2.2xlarge DB instance classes. For more information, see DB instance classes.

November 20, 2017

SQL Server 2017

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server 2017. You can also create DB instances running SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU5. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS.

November 17, 2017

Restore MySQL backups from Amazon S3

You can now create a backup of your on-premises database, store it on Amazon S3, and then restore the backup file onto a new Amazon RDS DB instance running MySQL. For more information, see Restoring a backup into a MySQL DB instance.

November 17, 2017

Auto Scaling with Aurora Replicas

Amazon Aurora MySQL now supports Aurora Auto Scaling. Aurora Auto Scaling dynamically adjusts the number of Aurora Replicas based on increases or decreases in connectivity or workload. For more information, see Using Amazon Aurora Auto Scaling with Aurora replicas.

November 17, 2017

Oracle default edition support

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances now supports setting the default edition for the DB instance. For more information, see Setting the default edition for a DB instance.

November 3, 2017

Oracle DB instance file validation

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances now supports validating DB instance files with the Oracle Recovery Manager (RMAN) logical validation utility. For more information, see Validating DB instance files.

November 3, 2017

Oracle July 2017 PSU

Amazon RDS for Oracle has released database engine versions 12.1.0.2.v9 and 11.2.0.4.v13 to support the July 2017 Oracle Database Patch Set Update (PSU). For more information, see Oracle database engine release notes.

November 3, 2017

Management Agent for OEM 13c

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances now support the Management Agent for Oracle Enterprise Manager (OEM) Cloud Control 13c. For more information, see Oracle Management Agent for Enterprise Manager Cloud Control.

November 1, 2017

PostgreSQL 9.6.5, 9.5.9, 9.4.14, and 9.3.19

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running PostgreSQL versions 9.6.5., 9.5.9, 9.4.14, and 9.3.19. For more information, see Supported PostgreSQL database versions.

November 1, 2017

Storage reconfiguration for Microsoft SQL Server snapshots

You can now reconfigure the storage when you restore a snapshot to an Amazon RDS DB instance running Microsoft SQL Server. For more information, see Restoring from a DB snapshot.

October 26, 2017

Asynchronous key prefetch for Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition

Asynchronous key prefetch (AKP) improves the performance of noncached index joins, by prefetching keys in memory ahead of when they are needed. For more information, see Working with asynchronous key prefetch in Amazon Aurora.

October 26, 2017

MySQL 5.7.19, 5.6.37, and 5.5.57

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MySQL versions 5.7.19, 5.6.37, and 5.5.57. For more information, see MySQL on Amazon RDS versions.

October 25, 2017

General availability of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility makes it simple and cost-effective to set up, operate, and scale your new and existing PostgreSQL deployments, thus freeing you to focus on your business and applications. For more information, see Working with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

October 24, 2017

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances support new DB instance classes

Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances now support memory optimized next generation (db.r4) instance classes. Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances also now support the following new current generation instance classes: db.m4.16xlarge, db.t2.xlarge, and db.t2.2xlarge. For more information, see DB instance classes and RDS for Oracle instance classes.

October 23, 2017

New feature

Your new and existing Reserved Instances can now cover multiple sizes in the same DB instance class. Size-flexible reserved instances are available for DB instances with the same AWS Region, database engine, and instance family, and across AZ configuration. Size-flexible reserved instances are available for the following database engines: Amazon Aurora, MariaDB, MySQL, Oracle (Bring Your Own License), PostgreSQL. For more information, see Size-flexible reserved DB instances.

October 11, 2017

New feature

You can now use the Oracle SQLT option to tune a SQL statement for optimal performance. For more information, see Oracle SQLT.

September 22, 2017

New feature

If you have existing manual DB snapshots of your Amazon RDS for Oracle DB instances, you can now upgrade them to a later version of the Oracle database engine. For more information, see Upgrading an Oracle DB snapshot.

September 20, 2017

New feature

You can now use Oracle Spatial to store, retrieve, update, and query spatial data in your Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle. For more information, see Oracle Spatial.

September 15, 2017

New feature

You can now use Oracle Locator to support internet and wireless service-based applications and partner-based GIS solutions with your Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle. For more information, see Oracle Locator.

September 15, 2017

New feature

You can now use Oracle Multimedia to store, manage, and retrieve images, audio, video, and other heterogeneous media data in your Amazon RDS DB instances running Oracle. For more information, see Oracle Multimedia.

September 15, 2017

New feature

You can now export audit logs from your Amazon Aurora MySQL DB clusters to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. For more information, see Publishing Aurora MySQL logs to Amazon CloudWatch Logs.

September 14, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports multiple versions of Oracle Application Express (APEX) for your DB instances running Oracle. For more information, see Oracle Application Express (APEX).

September 13, 2017

New feature

You can now use Amazon Aurora to migrate an unencrypted or encrypted DB snapshot or MySQL DB instance to an encrypted Aurora MySQL DB cluster. For more information, see Migrating an RDS for MySQL snapshot to Aurora and Migrating data from a MySQL DB instance to an Amazon Aurora MySQL DB cluster by using an Aurora read replica.

September 5, 2017

New feature

You can use Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server databases to build HIPAA-compliant applications. For more information, see Compliance program support for Microsoft SQL Server DB instances.

August 31, 2017

New feature

You can now use Amazon RDS for MariaDB databases to build HIPAA-compliant applications. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS.

August 31, 2017

New feature

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server with allocated storage up to 16 TiB, and Provisioned IOPS to storage ranges of 1:1–50:1. For more information, see Amazon RDS DB instance storage.

August 22, 2017

New feature

You can now use Multi-AZ deployments for DB instances running Microsoft SQL Server in the EU (Frankfurt) region. For more information, see Multi-AZ deployments for Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server.

August 3, 2017

New feature

You can now create Amazon RDS DB instances running MariaDB versions 10.1.23 and 10.0.31. For more information, see MariaDB on Amazon RDS versions.

July 17, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition with the License Included model in all AWS Regions. For more information, see Licensing Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS.

July 13, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS for Oracle now supports Linux kernel huge pages for increased database scalability. The use of huge pages results in smaller page tables and less CPU time spent on memory management, increasing the performance of large database instances. You can use huge pages with your Amazon RDS DB instances running all editions of Oracle versions 12.1.0.2 and 11.2.0.4. For more information, see Enabling HugePages for an Oracle DB instance.

July 7, 2017

New feature

Updated to support encryption at rest (EAR) for db.t2.small and db.t2.medium DB instance classes for all non-Aurora DB engines. For more information, see Availability of Amazon RDS encryption.

June 27, 2017

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora in the Europe (Frankfurt) region. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL.

June 16, 2017

New feature

You can now specify an option group when you copy a DB snapshot across AWS regions. For more information, see Option group considerations.

June 12, 2017

New feature

You can now copy DB snapshots created from specialized DB instances across AWS regions. You can copy snapshots from DB instances that use Oracle TDE, Microsoft SQL Server TDE, and Microsoft SQL Server Multi-AZ with Mirroring. For more information, see Copying a DB snapshot.

June 12, 2017

New feature

Amazon Aurora now allows you to quickly and cost-effectively copy all of your databases in an Amazon Aurora DB cluster. For more information, see Cloning databases in an Aurora DB cluster.

June 12, 2017

New feature

Amazon RDS now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU2. For more information, see Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS.

June 7, 2017

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 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 Working with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL.

April 19, 2017

New feature

Amazon Aurora now allows you to run 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 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 online and archived redo logs.

March 21, 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 cluster snapshot.

March 7, 2017

New feature

You can now replicate encrypted Amazon Aurora MySQL DB clusters to create cross-region Aurora Replicas. For more information, see Replicating Aurora MySQL 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 Creating a read replica in a different AWS Region 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 Aurora MySQL now supports spatial indexing.

Spatial indexing improves query performance on large datasets for queries that use spatial data. For more information, see Amazon Aurora MySQL 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 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 Configuring outbound network access on your 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 RDS for MySQL.

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 Server 2016 RTM 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 Server 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 MySQL 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 MySQL 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 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 Database 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 Amazon 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 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 an Amazon RDS DB instance.

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 options.

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 an external MySQL database to an Aurora MySQL DB cluster.

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 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 Creating a read replica in a different AWS Region.

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 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 for Amazon RDS for Microsoft SQL Server.

June 9, 2016

New feature

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

June 1, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora cross-region DB clusters that are read replicas. For more information, see Replicating Aurora MySQL DB clusters across AWS Regions.

June 1, 2016

New feature

Enhanced Monitoring is now available for Oracle DB instances. For more information, see Monitoring the OS by using Enhanced Monitoring and Modifying an Amazon RDS DB instance.

May 27, 2016

New feature

Updated to support manual snapshot sharing for Amazon Aurora DB cluster snapshots. For more information, see Sharing a 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 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 Monitoring the OS by using 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 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 Oracle database engine release notes.

April 1, 2016

New feature

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

April 1, 2016

New feature

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

March 31, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora Multi-AZ with mirroring in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL.

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 Monitoring the OS by using 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 an Amazon RDS for SQL Server DB instance.

March 23, 2016

New feature

Enhanced Monitoring is now available in the Asia Pacific (Seoul) region. For more information, see Monitoring the OS by using 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 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 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 db.r3 and db.t2 DB instance classes in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) 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 snapshot and Sharing a DB snapshot.

February 11, 2016

New feature

Updated to support Amazon Aurora in the Asia Pacific (Sydney) region. For more information, see Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL.

February 11, 2016

New feature

Updated to support SSL for Oracle DB Instances. For more information, see Encrypting client connections with SSL.

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 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 classes.

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 for Amazon RDS.

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.

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 Availability for Amazon Aurora MySQL.

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 classes.

September 25, 2015

New feature

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

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 Licensing Microsoft SQL Server on Amazon RDS.

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 What is Amazon Aurora?.

July 27, 2015

New feature

Updated to support copying tags to DB snapshots.

July 20, 2015

New feature

Updated to support Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1.0.2), including the In-Memory option, Oracle Database 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 Database 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 version 11.2.0.4.v3 of Oracle Database 11g, which 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 What is Amazon Aurora?.

November 12, 2014

New feature

Updated to support PostgreSQL read replicas.

November 10, 2014

New features

Updated to support version 11.2.0.4v2 of Oracle Database 11g.

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 burstable 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 Database 11g (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 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-West) 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 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 the Amazon RDS User Guide.

June 7, 2010