Posted On: Jul 31, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility) will support MySQL 8.0.28. In addition to several security enhancements and bug fixes, MySQL 8.0.28 includes several improvements, such as Instant DDL support for Rename column operations, support for multi-threaded DDL operations, support for TLS v1.3 protocol, and performance schema monitoring enhancements.. For more details, refer to the Aurora MySQL 3 and MySQL 8.0.28 release notes.

With this release, customers can also use Local Write Forwarding to issue transactions containing both reads and writes on Aurora read replicas. Additionally, the writes will be automatically forwarded to the single writer instance for execution. This new capability makes it simple to scale read workloads which require read after write consistency. Applications requiring read scale can utilize up to 15 Aurora Replicas for scaling reads without the need to maintain complex application logic that separates reads from writes. To start benefiting from Local Write Forwarding, please refer to the documentation here.

To upgrade to Aurora MySQL 3.04, you can initiate a minor version upgrade manually by modifying your DB cluster, or you can enable the “Auto minor version upgrade” option when creating or modifying a DB cluster. This release is available in all AWS regions where Aurora MySQL is available.

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other AWS services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.