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A fully hosted online database service that supports MySQL 5.7 and 8.0.

MySQL is one of the most popular open-source databases in the world. As a key component of the open-source software bundle LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and Perl/PHP/Python), MySQL has been widely applied to different scenarios.

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ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL

High security level, more stable, 5x performance improvement.


MySQL 5.7/8.0 Basic Edition


1C1G, 20 GB ESSD PL1

All Users
From $7.48 /Month

Available Regions: China (Hong Kong), Germany (Frankfurt), Japan (Tokyo), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, UK (London), US (Silicon Valley)

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL

High security level, more stable, 5x performance improvement.


MySQL 5.7/8.0 Basic Edition


1C2G, 20 GB ESSD PL1

All Users
From $8.48 /Month

Available Regions: China (Hong Kong), Germany (Frankfurt), Japan (Tokyo), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Singapore, UK (London), US (Silicon Valley)

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL Serverless

Scale automatically in seconds, only pay for actual usage, lower cost

50% OFF

MySQL 8.0

Basic/High-Availability Edition

20 GB ~ 32 TB Storage

All Users
From $0.02 /Hour

Available Regions: China (Hong Kong), Indonesia (Jakarta), Singapore

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL

High security level, more stable, 5x performance improvement.


MySQL 5.7/8.0 Cluster Edition



1~2 Secondary Nodes

New User Only
30 Days Free

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL

High security level, more stable, 5x performance improvement.


MySQL 5.7/8.0 Basic Edition


2C4G, 20 GB ESSD PL1

New User Only
30 Days Free



Alibaba Cloud has polished AliSQL for more than five years and released over 300 patches to make AliSQL more competent in processing highly concurrent requests. In addition, Alibaba Cloud has introduced features such as thread pool, parallel replication, and implicit primary key to increase IOPS and make your database instances more stable.

Security certificates

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL has received more than 10 security certificates from both China and the international community.
It uses transparent data encryption (TDE) to encrypt source code data and protect data from being stolen. ApsaraDB RDS running MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 supports SSL encryption, ECS security group, disk encryption, Bring Your Own Key (BYOK), and rotation of keys.


CloudDBA is integrated into the ApsaraDB RDS console. It monitors the performance metrics and slow SQL statements of your database instances and provides suggestions to locate performance issues.



ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL is certified by more than 10 authorities such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 20000, Service Organization Control (SOC), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and Grade III Protection of Information Security.

Access control

You can configure IP address whitelists to only allow access to your database instances from specific entities. To implement more stringent access control, you can create your database instances in VPCs.

Protection and encryption

Anti-DDoS protection is provided to safeguard public IP addresses. SSL encryption helps defend against man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks. TDE is used to encrypt data saved to disks. If the network isolation mode is set to enhanced whitelist, your database instances are protected against SQL injections and data breaches.

SQL audit

The SQL audit feature records information about all access sources and behaviors to make security incidents and faults traceable.

Highly available

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL is the first database service that guarantees 99.99% availability in its Service Level Agreement (SLA).

Primary/secondary architecture

The primary and secondary instances reside on different servers and automatically synchronize data with each other. When the primary instance is unavailable, its secondary instance takes over the services.

Local disaster recovery

The primary and secondary instances reside in different zones with independent power supplies and networks to make your database instances more reliable.

Remote disaster recovery

Your database instances reside in different regions from their disaster recovery instances. ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL uses Alibaba Cloud Data Transmission Service (DTS) to execute real-time data synchronization between these two types of instances. When a primary database instance is unavailable, its disaster recovery instance takes over the services.

Flexible and scalable

You can select subscription or pay-as-you-go billing to better meet your business needs.

Selection of RDS editions

There are three RDS editions: Basic, High-availability, and Cluster.

Automatic scaling

You can expand memory and storage capacity at any time.

Allocation of dedicated resources

You can purchase a stable and affordable dedicated instance or dedicated host instance with up to 104 virtual CPUs, 768 GB of memory, and 64 TB of storage.

Creation of read-only instances

You can create read-only instances to increase the read capability of your database system. Each read-only instance is provided with an independent connection address, but a unified connection address to connect to the entire database system is also generated to implement automatic read/write splitting.


Professional services such as cloud migration, event management, and health checks are offered to ensure secure, stable cloud business operations and relieve you from 90% of the tedious O&M work.

Backup and restoration

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL creates backups based on the backup policy you specify. After the backups are created, you can restore and clone data from a specific point in time to a new database instance. MySQL 5.7 and 8.0 support restoration of individual databases and tables and cross-region backup.

Version upgrade

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL automatically performs minor upgrades online to fix known bugs without interference to your business.

Monitoring and alerting

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL monitors both resources and engines. It is integrated with Alibaba Cloud CloudMonitor, with which you can customize alert rules.


ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL detects failures within seconds and completes a failover within minutes to ensure that at least 90% of established connections remain available.

Performance diagnosis

ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL provides professional diagnostic services to help you resolve at least 60% of known performance issues.


Certification Courses

Mysql Database Concepts and Operations

After learning this MySQL series courses, the trainees will master the MySQL relevant basic concept, deployment procedure, HA solution, commonly used backup and recovery method and daily inspection skills, thus having a comprehensive understanding of MySQL database.

Certification Courses

Operate and Manage a Relational Database on the Cloud RDS

Learn about the basic concepts of RDS, the benefits of using it (compared to conventional database solutions) and understand its key features. It also includes demos that further introduce database/account management, security settings, read-only instances, database backups and third-party tool integration.

Certification Courses

Understanding the Database Technology that Powers Double 11

Through this course, you will not only learn about the history of Alibaba's database technology development and architecture evolvement, but also the specific database products used behind Alibaba's Double Eleven Shopping Festival.


How to Synchronize Master-Slave Data for MySQL

In this article, you will get some information on the synchronization of master and slave databases in MySQL.


Looking Back: ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL Was On a Roll in 2019

We released core features, upgraded its performance, and even launched innovative new products


Really Worth it? How Does ApsaraDB for RDS and an User-Created MySQL Database Compare

Host a database of your own or purchase one of Alibaba Cloud's databases? Which has better performance? Read on to find out.


Beginner's Guide to Setting up a Secure Relational Database on Alibaba Cloud

Gain an introduction to ApsaraDB for RDS, a cloud-based relational database offered by Alibaba Cloud.


Responding to Digital Transformation With RDS Database Technology

Learn how your business can gain an advantage and utilize RDS database technology to enhance data flexibility, security, performance, and stability.


How to Leverage ApsaraDB to Deploy Business Data on the Cloud

Learn how to use ApsaraDB to reduce the cost of ownership and launch your company's database on the cloud.


Deploying Multi-Regional Applications on Alibaba Cloud

This solution enables you to deploy applications in multiple regions; connect regional networks into a central internal network; migrate an Express Connect-based deployment to a CEN-based deployment; and deploy replication between multiple cross-regional ApsaraDB for RDS database systems.


Setting up Zonal Redundancy on Alibaba Cloud

This solution allows you to run your application over a cross-zone deployment to achieve failover capabilities within a region. If failures occur in one zone, your application can continue to run as normal by using the infrastructure deployed in the other zones.

White Papers

Creating a Robust Cloud-Based Database for Fintech, E-Commerce and Gaming

This whitepaper introduces Alibaba Cloud's cloud-native database, PolarDB, and investigates database-specific challenges through real-world scenarios.

White Papers

Introducing Alibaba Cloud's Database Solutions

This whitepaper introduces the individual products and services that make up our extensive range of database solutions.

White Papers

Introducing Cloud-Native Databases

Download our ebook on cloud-native databases to discover more about getting the most out of innovative Database as a Service products and services.

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