Posted On: Oct 25, 2023

Starting today, Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility) will support MySQL 8.0.32. In addition to several security enhancements and bug fixes, MySQL 8.0.32 includes several improvements, such as Instant DDL support for drop column operations, support for new language-specific collations, Generated Invisible Primary Keys (GIPKs), and performance schema monitoring enhancements. For more details, refer to the Aurora MySQL 3 and MySQL 8.0.32 release notes.

This release includes optimizations that reduce the database restart time by up to 65% versus without optimizations. To learn more, please refer to the launch announcement here and Aurora MySQL documentation here.

To upgrade to Aurora MySQL 3.05, 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.