Releases tagged: mysql

Customer Service Team November 14th, 2018

Update: New default version for MySQL, Aurora MySQL and Redis

We are always working to provide best and most efficient services at AWS for all customers.

In order to provide most recent features, higher security and higher performance for your application, we have updated our default settings to the following:

  • RDS MySQL 5.7.23
  • RDS Aurora for MySQL 5.7.23
  • ElastiCache for Redis 5.0.0

This change will NOT affect already provisioned resources but will be automatically applied when new resources are created. 

When you have further questions, please get back to us at


  • 19.11.2018: Additionally we have increased default version for memcached to 1.5 with AWS support (

Timo April 26th, 2018

Update: Ending support for MySQL minor engine versions 5.6.27 and 5.6.29 by AWS RDS

AWS has announced that as of August 1, 2018, support for the MySQL minor engine versions 5.6.27 and 5.6.29 will be discontinued.

Beginning on July 25, 2018 at 0:00 UTC, all RDS DB instances running MySQL 5.6.27 or 5.6.29 will be automatically upgraded to the latest minor version during the next maintenance window specified for each instance. Any instances still running one of these versions on August 1, 2018 at 0:00 UTC will be upgraded immediately. Once this completes, any instance restored from a snapshot of the deprecated version will automatically and immediately be upgraded to a currently supported version.

We will contact the relevant customers and, if necessary, schedule maintenance together. During maintenance, downtime can be expected.