Posted On: Jan 5, 2018

Starting today, you can launch MariaDB version 10.2 instances on Amazon RDS. You can also easily upgrade your existing Amazon RDS for MariaDB database instances from version 10.1 to 10.2.11.

MariaDB 10.2 is the latest major version release of the popular open source database from the original developers of MySQL. It offers a number of enhancements for better performance and scalability. Some of the key new features in MariaDB 10.2 are:

In addition, InnoDB is now the default storage engine in MariaDB. Until MariaDB 10.1, MariaDB used the XtraDB storage engine as default. A full description of the changes and improvements in MariaDB 10.2 is available here.

Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.2 is available in all AWS Regions. To learn more about Amazon RDS for MariaDB, please refer to the RDS documentation.