Posted On: Oct 23, 2018

Amazon RDS for MariaDB now supports MariaDB 10.3, which is the latest major version release of the popular open source database from the original developers of MySQL. MariaDB 10.3 offers improved Oracle compatibility, support for querying historical states of the database, features that increase flexibility for developers and DBAs, and improved manageability. Highlights in MariaDB 10.3 include:

  • Oracle compatibility: PL/SQL compatibility parser; Sequences; INTERSECT and EXCEPT to complement UNION; New ROW type and TYPE OF stored functions; and Invisible Columns.
  • Temporal data processing: System versioned tables, to allow querying of past and present states of the database.
  • Flexibility: User-defined aggregates; storage-independent column compression; and proxy protocol support, allowing the proxy to relay the client IP address to the server.
  • Manageability: Instant ADD COLUMN operations; and fast-fail Data Definition Language (DDL) operations.

To learn more about Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.3 and how to upgrade your database instances, please refer to the Amazon RDS User Guide. Launch a new Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.3 database instance or upgrade your current instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console.