Posted On: Mar 9, 2018
Amazon RDS for MySQL now supports MySQL Community Edition minor versions 5.5.59, 5.6.39 and 5.7.21 in all AWS Regions. These new versions include a number of fixes and functionality improvements for the MySQL database engine.
We encourage you to consider upgrading your RDS for MySQL database instances at your convenience. You can upgrade your Amazon RDS for MySQL database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide.
You can find the release notes for the new minor versions here:
See Amazon RDS for MySQL Pricing for pricing and regional availability.