Amazon RDS for MySQL

amazon managed-mysql service

Amazon RDS for MySQL is a PaaS offering from Amazon for creating managed MySQL Community Edition databases. RDS makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale MySQL deployments on AWS cloud.

Release Released Security Support Latest
8.0 5 years and 7 months ago
(23 Oct 2018)
Ends in 2 years
(31 Jul 2026)
8.0.35
(09 Nov 2023)
5.7 8 years ago
(22 Feb 2016)
Ended 8 months ago
(01 Oct 2023)
5.7.44
(02 Nov 2023)
5.6 10 years ago
(01 Jul 2013)
Ended 2 years and 3 months ago
(01 Mar 2022)
5.6
(01 Jul 2013)

Version numbers on Amazon RDS for MySQL are identical to those of MySQL. As a general guidance, new versions of the MySQL engine become available on Amazon RDS within 5 months of their general availability by Oracle.

Major versions (x.y in Amazon RDS terminology) are supported until the MySQL Community Edition end of life, with a minimum of 3 years from their release date on Amazon RDS. Minor versions (x.y.z in Amazon RDS terminology) are supported at least for 1 year after their release date on Amazon RDS. Note that in some cases Amazon may deprecate specific major or minor versions sooner, such as when there are security issues.

Depending on the configuration, the kind of version (major or minor) and their deprecation status, upgrades can be manual, automatic or forced. When a minor release is deprecated, users are expected to upgrade within a 3 months period. This period is increased to 6 months for major releases. Upgrades are performed during the configured scheduled maintenance windows. These windows are initially set automatically by AWS but can be overridden in the AWS console.

For the most up-to-date information about the Amazon RDS deprecation policy for MySQL, see Amazon RDS FAQs.

More information is available on the Amazon RDS for MySQL website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.


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