Posted On: Nov 27, 2022
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments to help you with safer, simpler, and faster updates to your Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS databases. Blue/Green Deployments create a fully managed staging environment that allows you to deploy and test production changes, keeping your current production database safe. With a single click, you can promote the staging environment to be the new production system in as fast as a minute, with no changes to your application and no data loss.
Use Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments for deploying changes to production, such as major and minor version database engine upgrades, schema updates, maintenance updates, database parameter setting changes, and scaling instances. Blue/Green Deployments use built-in switchover guardrails that will time-out promotion of the staging environment if it exceeds your maximum tolerable downtime, detects replication errors, or identifies instance health check errors.