Posted On: Jul 26, 2022

Amazon RDS Proxy, a fully managed, highly available database proxy for Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), now support for Amazon RDS for MariaDB databases running on major versions 10.3, 10.4, or 10.5. With Amazon RDS Proxy, customers can make applications more scalable, more resilient to database failures, and more secure.

Amazon RDS Proxy sits between your application and the database to pool and share established database connections, improving database efficiency and application scalability. In case of a failure, Amazon RDS Proxy automatically connects to a standby database instance while preserving connections from your application and reduces failover times for Amazon RDS for MariaDB multi-AZ databases by up to 66%. With Amazon RDS Proxy, database credentials and access can be managed through AWS Secrets Manager and AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), eliminating the need to embed database credentials in the application.

You can enable Amazon RDS Proxy for your Amazon RDS for MariaDB database in just a few clicks on the Amazon RDS console and connect to the database by pointing your application to the Amazon RDS Proxy endpoint. Read our 10-minute tutorial, or view our documentation to get started.

Amazon RDS Proxy is available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility, Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility, Amazon RDS for MariaDB, Amazon RDS for MySQL, and Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. To learn more about supported regions and engine versions see our documentation.