Posted On: Nov 17, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for MySQL now supports creating active-active clusters using the Group Replication plugin. You can use the plugin to set up active-active replication between your RDS for MySQL database instances to provide continuous availability for your applications. Writing to two or more database instances in an active-active cluster can help maximize availability and reduce write latency.

Group Replication is a community plugin developed and maintained by the MySQL community. You can set up an active-active cluster with up to nine RDS for MySQL databases instances using the Group Replication plugin. The plugin natively supports automatic conflict detection and resolution.

Learn more about setting up active-active clusters using Group Replication plugin in the Amazon RDS User Guide. Group Replication plugin for active-active replication is available on RDS for MySQL version 8.0.35 and higher in all AWS Regions where RDS for MySQL is available.

Amazon RDS for MySQL makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale MySQL deployments in the cloud. Learn more about pricing details and regional availability for instances, storage and backups at Amazon RDS for MySQL. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS for MySQL database in the Amazon RDS Management Console.