This topic introduces the release notes of ApsaraDB RDS, including feature and document updates.

Updates to minor engine versions

June 2021

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
PostgreSQL Fully encrypted databases Fully encrypted databases are supported by RDS instances that run PostgreSQL 11. Data from database clients is encrypted before it is transmitted to fully encrypted databases. Fully encrypted databases help defend against security threats inside and outside the cloud and secure user data. 2021-06-06 Create a fully encrypted database on an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
All supported database engines Alerting An alerting system can be created for an RDS instance with a few clicks. This alerting system helps users monitor crucial metrics and identify abnormal metrics at the earliest opportunity. 2021-06-01 Configure an alert rule for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Metric A new metric that indicates the number of bytes written to the redo log file of an RDS instance per second is added in the ApsaraDB RDS console. 2021-06-01 View the resource, engine, and deployment metrics of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

May 2021

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB TX Replacement of standard SSDs with enhanced SSDs (ESSDs) Standard SSDs are no longer provided for new RDS instances on the ApsaraDB RDS buy page. 2021-05-31 [Notice] End of sale for some ApsaraDB RDS instance configuration options with standard SSDs
MariaDB TX ESSDs ESSDs are supported. 2021-05-27 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MariaDB instance
All supported database engines Selection of zones for secondary RDS instances Zones can be selected for secondary RDS instances. 2021-05-27
PostgreSQL SSL encryption Custom certificates are supported for SSL encryption on RDS instances that run PostgreSQL 10 or later with standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2021-05-06 Configure SSL encryption for an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance

April 2021

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
SQL Server SQL Server 2019 SQL Server 2019 EE is supported. 2021-04-27 Features of ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server
SQL Server Metrics More metrics that are used to monitor the input/output operations per second (IOPS), transactions per second (TPS), and transactions per second (QPS) can be specified in alert rules. 2021-04-22 Configure an alert rule for an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
SQL Server Snapshot backups Snapshot backups are supported by RDS instances that use standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2021-04-06 Enable snapshot backups for an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance

March 2021

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Custom upgrade time The time to upgrade an RDS instance from MySQL 5.5 to MySQL 5.6 can be customized. 2021-03-26 Upgrade the major engine version of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server Error log display Error logs of RDS instances can be displayed in the ApsaraDB RDS console. 2021-03-26 View the logs of an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
SQL Server Uppercase letters in database names Uppercase letters can be contained in database names. 2021-03-23 Create a database on an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
PostgreSQL Single-digit second backups Single-digit second backups are supported. This feature allows ApsaraDB RDS to complete a backup within 1 second. 2021-03-18 Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
PostgreSQL Storage type upgrade Storage types can be upgraded for RDS instances. For example, the storage type of an RDS instance can be upgraded from standard SSDs to ESSDs. 2021-03-18 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Custom password policy Password policies can be customized and modified for RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7. These policies are used to check the password strength. 2021-03-12 Configure custom password policies for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Recycle bin The policies based on which ApsaraDB RDS moves RDS instances to the recycle bin are modified. Only the RDS instances that meet the specified conditions are moved to the recycle bin after these instances expire or are released. 2021-03-12 Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin
PostgreSQL Cross-region backups Cross-region backups are supported. ApsaraDB RDS can replicate the backup files of an RDS instance to a different region than the RDS instance. The cross-region data backup files can be used to monitor and restore the RDS instance. 2021-03-05 Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance across regions

February 2021

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
PostgreSQL Upgrade of the major engine version The major engine version of an RDS instance can be upgraded to a later version. 2021-02-08 Upgrade the major engine version of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance

December 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 13 PostgreSQL 13 is supported by the RDS Basic Edition and the RDS High-availability Edition. 2020-12-29 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
MySQL ESSDs for RDS Basic Edition Enhanced SSDs are supported by RDS instances that run the RDS Basic Edition. 2020-12-15 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Storage capacity expansion for ESSDs The storage capacity of an RDS instance that runs the RDS High-availability Edition with ESSDs can be expanded to up to 32,000 GB. 2020-12-15 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

November 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
SQL Server Restoration of data to a later database engine version The data of an RDS instance can be restored to an existing RDS instance that runs a later database engine version than the original RDS instance. 2020-11-18 Restore the data of an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
PostgreSQL AliPG The minor AliPG version is updated to 20201130. 2020-11-16 Release notes of minor AliPG versions
PostgreSQL Spatio-temporal database engine Ganos is upgraded to V3.2. 2020-11-16 Release notes of Ganos

October 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
SQL Server Cross-region backups Cross-region backups are supported. ApsaraDB RDS can replicate the backup files of an RDS instance to a different region than the RDS instance. The cross-region data backup files can be used to monitor and restore the RDS instance. 2020-10-23 Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance across regions

September 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
SQL Server Cloud streaming migration The data of an on-premises SQL Server database or a self-managed SQL Server database that runs on an Elastic Compute Service (ECS) instance can be migrated to an RDS instance by using Database Backup. The migration does not cause service interruptions. 2020-09-10 Restore the backup data of an on-premises or ECS-hosted self-managed SQL Server instance to an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
PostgreSQL Spatio-temporal database engine Ganos V3.0 is released. 2020-09-09 Overview
MySQL AliSQL The minor AliSQL version 20200831 is released. In this version, start global transaction identifiers (GTIDs) and end GTIDs are added to the mysqlbinlog plug-in. The concurrency control (CCL) mechanism is optimized to efficiently determine how transactions wait and concurrently run. Various log sequence numbers (LSNs) in the redo log file are supported. 2020-09-09 Release notes of minor AliSQL versions
PostgreSQL AliPG The minor AliPG version 20200830 is released. In this version, the Ganos plug-in is upgraded to V3.0, and the sql_firewall and TimescaleDB plug-ins are supported. 2020-09-09 Release notes of minor AliPG versions
All supported database engines Authorization of Resource Access Management (RAM) users The permissions on RDS instances can be granted to RAM users by using RAM. 2020-09-08 Authorize a RAM user to manage ApsaraDB for RDS instances
PostgreSQL HLL plug-in The HLL plug-in is supported. This plug-in is used to recommend content to individual users based on the preferences of the users. 2020-09-07 User preference recommendation system

August 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported. This feature supports various operations, such as the operations to create, modify, and delete proxy endpoints for an RDS instance. 2020-08-20 Introduction to database proxies
MySQL Transparent data encryption (TDE) TDE is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 8.0 on RDS High-availability Edition with local SSDs. 2020-08-12 Configure TDE for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

July 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Single-digit second backups Single-digit second backups are supported by RDS instances that use ESSDs. Single-digit second backups can be enabled on the Backup Settings tab of the Backup and Restoration page in the ApsaraDB RDS console. If single-digit second backups are enabled, ApsaraDB RDS can issue a backup task in single-digit seconds. Single-digit second backups are suitable for scenarios with urgent backup requirements. For example, if the data of an RDS instance must be backed up before an emergency release, a single-digit second backup can be performed. 2020-07-28 Perform automatic backups and manual backups for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server Account creation An account named Sa can be created. After the account is created on an RDS instance, the account can be used to connect an application to the RDS instance without service interruptions. 2020-07-22 Create an account for an RDS SQL Server instancy
PostgreSQL New instance types A total of 17 new instance types are added to provide 2 to 104 cores. These new instance types are supported by RDS instances that run RDS High-availability Edition with standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2020-07-20 Primary instance types

June 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Online expansion of storage capacity The online expansion of storage capacity is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 with standard SSDs or ESSDs. The expansion requires about 5 minutes or less. 2020-06-19 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Username length The maximum length per username for RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 is increased to 32 characters. 2020-06-16 Create an account on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server Self-managed domains RDS instances can be connected to self-managed domains. 2020-06-12 Connect an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance to a self-managed domain
SQL Server Storage types The storage media of RDS instances can be upgraded from standard SSDs to ESSDs across zones. 2020-06-11 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance

May 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Update of the minor engine version An update policy for the minor engine version can be selected when an RDS instance is purchased. 2020-05-15 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Restoration of individual databases and tables The restoration of individual databases and tables is accelerated by four times. 2020-05-12 Restore individual databases and tables of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server Storage types The storage media of RDS instances can be upgraded from standard SSDs to ESSDs. 2020-05-07 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance

April 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Cross-region restoration The data of an RDS instance can be restored from a cross-region backup file to an existing RDS instance. 2020-04-24 Restore the data of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across regions
MySQL Memory management Custom memory management is supported. 2020-04-22 Memory management on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
All supported database engines Billing method The billing method of an RDS instance can be changed from subscription to pay-as-you-go. 2020-04-21 Switch an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance from subscription to pay-as-you-go
MySQL Dedicated proxy Custom proxy endpoints are supported by the dedicated proxy of an RDS instance. 2020-04-15 Introduction to database proxies
PostgreSQL Plug-in The HLL, smlar, and tds_fdw plug-ins are supported. 2020-04-21 Plug-ins supported
MySQL Data restoration Auto-renewal can be enabled for new RDS instances to which data is restored. 2020-04-14 Restore the data of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server New database engine version and edition SQL Server 2008 R2 Cloud Disk Edition is released. 2020-04-10 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
MySQL SSL encryption SSL encryption is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 on RDS Enterprise Edition. 2020-04-09 Configure SSL encryption on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
PostgreSQL Foreign tables Foreign SQL Server tables and foreign Sybase tables are supported. 2020-04-03 N/A
MySQL Restoration of individual databases and tables The restoration of individual databases and tables is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 8.0. 2020-04-01 Restore individual databases and tables of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

March 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Dedicated proxy The proxy of an RDS instance can be upgraded from shared proxy to dedicated proxy. 2020-03-20 Introduction to database proxies
MySQL Dedicated clusters Dedicated clusters, which are formerly known as host groups, are supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.6. Dedicated clusters are formerly known as host groups. 2020-03-18 Dedicated cluster
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.6 on RDS High-availability Edition with local SSDs. 2020-03-13 Introduction to database proxies
PostgreSQL Multi-zone deployment The multi-zone deployment method is supported by RDS instances that run RDS High-availability Edition with standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2020-03-08 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Alert rules Alert rules are optimized to report alerts at 1-minute intervals and support more metrics. 2020-03-02 Configure an alert rule for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

February 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL RDS Enterprise Edition The RDS Enterprise Edition is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 in all Alibaba Cloud regions. 2020-02-28 Enterprise Edition
SQL Server New database engine version and edition The beta version of SQL Server 2019 SE is released. 2020-02-28 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
MySQL Zones of primary RDS instances The single-zone deployment method and the multi-zone deployment method are supported. Users can specify a zone for a primary RDS instance. 2020-02-27 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Long-term retention of backup files Backup files can be retained for a long period of time. 2020-02-26 Perform automatic backups and manual backups for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server Disk encryption Standard SSDs and ESSDs can be encrypted by using Bring Your Own Keys (BYOKs) when the multi-zone deployment method is used. 2020-02-26 Configure disk encryption for an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
SQL Server Database management The database management feature is supported by RDS instances that run SQL Server 2017 EE. 2020-02-25 Create a database on an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
PostgreSQL Reserved connections A specific number of connections can be reserved for superuser accounts. This way, users can log on to an RDS instance and troubleshoot issues by using these accounts even if the number of established connections to the RDS instance reaches the upper limit. 2020-02-22 Release notes of minor AliPG versions
PostgreSQL PLV8 PLV8 V2.3.13 is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to compile stored procedures and functions. 2020-02-22 N/A
MySQL Storage types The following new protection levels (PLs) of ESSDs are added on the ApsaraDB RDS buy page: ESSD PL2 and ESSD PL3. 2020-02-21 Storage types
PostgreSQL SQL translation SQL statements can be translated from the Oracle syntax to the PostgreSQL syntax. 2020-02-14 SQL translation
PostgreSQL wal2json plug-in The wal2json plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to support logical subscriptions. 2020-02-14 Use the wal2json plug-in
MySQL Change of the RDS edition The RDS edition of an RDS instance that runs MySQL 5.6 can be changed from Enterprise to High-availability. 2020-02-13 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Number of ECS security groups The number of ECS security groups that are supported by each RDS instance is increased from 1 to 10. 2020-02-04 Configure an IP address whitelist for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

January 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL X-Engine The X-Engine storage engine that is developed by Alibaba Cloud is supported. X-Engine can compress a large amount of data with a significantly high compression ratio in online transaction processing (OLTP) scenarios. 2020-01-15 X-Engine overview
MySQL Monitoring of hosts in dedicated clusters Hosts in dedicated clusters can be monitored. The host monitoring information can be displayed, and alert rules can be configured. 2020-01-15 View host details
MySQL System parameter templates The following system parameter templates are provided: a high-availability template and a high-performance template. 2020-01-14 Use a parameter template to manage parameters
PostgreSQL pg_cron plug-in The pg_cron plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 11 to configure scheduled tasks. 2020-01-14 Use the pg_cron plug-in to configure scheduled tasks
PostgreSQL PLV8 PLV8 V2.3.13 is provided for PostgreSQL 11 to compile stored procedures and functions. 2020-01-14 N/A
PostgreSQL log_fdw plug-in The log_fdw plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 11 to query logs in real time. 2020-01-14 Use the log_fdw plug-in
PostgreSQL wal2json plug-in The wal2json plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to support logical subscriptions. 2020-01-14 Use the wal2json plug-in
MySQL Performance insight The performance insight feature is supported by RDS instances that run RDS High-availability Edition or Enterprise Edition. 2020-01-09 Performance insight
MySQL TDE TDE with BYOKs is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 on RDS High-availability Edition with local SSDs. 2020-01-07 Configure TDE for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
PostgreSQL Enhanced SSD PLs The following new PLs of ESSDs are provided on the ApsaraDB RDS buy page: ESSD PL2 and ESSD PL3. The new PLs of ESSDs are supported by RDS instances that run PostgreSQL 10 on RDS High-availability Edition. 2020-01-07 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance

December 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
PostgreSQL pg_roaringbitmap plug-in The pg_roaringbitmap plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to filter user profiles in real time. 2019-12-31 Use the roaringbitmap plug-in
PostgreSQL Monitoring and alerting Monitoring and alerting are supported by RDS instances that use standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2019-12-31 Set the monitoring frequency of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 on RDS Enterprise Edition. 2019-12-25 Introduction to database proxies
MySQL RDS Enterprise Edition The RDS Enterprise Edition is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 8.0. 2019-12-24 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Dedicated clusters ECS Bare Metal Instance, which is designed to run in the SHENLONG architecture, is supported by dedicated clusters. RDS instances that use ESSDs can be created in these dedicated clusters. 2019-12-19 Add hosts
PostgreSQL New database engine version and edition The RDS Basic Edition is supported by RDS instances that run PostgreSQL 12. 2019-12-17 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
PostgreSQL SSL encryption SSL encryption can be enabled and disabled for an RDS instance that uses standard SSDs or ESSDs in the ApsaraDB RDS console. 2019-12-17 Configure disk encryption for an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
PostgreSQL Change of the vSwitch The vSwitch of an RDS instance that uses standard SSDs or ESSDs can be changed. 2019-12-17 Switch an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance to a different vSwitch
PostgreSQL Authorization of a service account A temporary service account can be authorized for an RDS instance in the ApsaraDB RDS console. This temporary service account is used by Alibaba Cloud technical support engineers to troubleshoot issues on the RDS instance. 2019-12-17 Authorize the service account of an RDS PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 on RDS High-availability Edition with standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2019-12-17 Introduction to database proxies

November 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL New instance types New general-purpose instance types are provided for RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 on RDS Enterprise Edition. 2019-11-24 Primary instance types
MySQL SQL Explorer The SQL Explorer feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 on RDS Enterprise Edition. 2019-11-21 Use the SQL Explorer feature on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Read-only instances Read-only RDS instances can be created for primary RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 on RDS Enterprise Edition. 2019-11-19 Create a read-only ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL New instance types New instance types that provide 12, 24, 52, and 104 cores are provided for RDS instances that run RDS High-availability Edition with standard SSDs or ESSDs. 2019-11-15 Primary instance types
PostgreSQL Data reads and writes on foreign MySQL tables The mysql_fdw plug-in is supported by RDS instances that run PostgreSQL 10 with standard SSDs or ESSDs. This plug-in allows ApsaraDB RDS to directly read and write data to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances or self-managed MySQL databases. 2019-11-13 Use mysql_fdw to read and write data to a MySQL database
MySQL New instance type A new instance type that provides 1 core and 1 GB of memory is provided for RDS instances that run MySQL 8.0 on RDS Basic Edition. 2019-11-12 Primary instance types

October 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 on RDS High-availability Edition with local SSDs. The dedicated proxy of an RDS instance provides advanced features, such as read/write splitting and short-lived connection optimization. 2019-10-28 Introduction to database proxies
PostgreSQL Removal of binding relationships between storage capacity sizes and instance types The binding relationships between storage capacity sizes and instance types are removed. Users can purchase a specific amount of storage based on the instance type that they select. This reduces the costs of storage- and compute-intensive workloads. 2019-10-24 Primary instance types
PostgreSQL Data reads and writes on foreign PostgreSQL tables The dblink and postgres_fdw plug-ins are supported by RDS instances that run PostgreSQL 11 with standard SSDs or ESSDs. These plug-ins are used to manage tables across RDS instances. 2019-10-24 Use the dblink and postgre_fdw plug-ins for cross-database operations
PostgreSQL Increased storage capacity The maximum storage capacity is increased. The limit is 6 TB for RDS instances that run RDS Basic Edition and for those that run RDS High-availability Edition with local or standard SSDs. The limit is 32 TB for RDS instances that run RDS High-availability Edition with ESSDs. 2019-10-24 Primary instance types
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 11 PostgreSQL 11 is supported. 2019-10-24 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
SQL Server SQL Server 2017 SE SQL Server 2017 SE is supported. ApsaraDB RDS supports all SQL Server versions and editions that are released from 2012 to 2017. 2019-10-18 Features of ApsaraDB RDS instances that run different SQL Server versions and RDS editions
SQL Server ESSD PL2 and ESSD PL3 ESSDs of PL2 and PL3 are supported in all Alibaba Cloud regions in mainland China. An ESSD of PL3 delivers 20 times more IOPS and 11 times higher throughput than an ESSD of PL1. ESSDs of PL3 can be used to handle a large number of highly concurrent I/O requests at stable read and write latencies. 2019-10-17 Storage types
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 8.0 on RDS High-availability Edition with local SSDs. The dedicated proxy of an RDS instance provides advanced features, such as read/write splitting and short-lived connection optimization. 2019-10-15 Introduction to database proxies
MySQL Price adjustment The prices of RDS instances that use standard SSDs or ESSDs are reduced by up to 50%. 2019-10-15 Pricing, billable items, and billing methods
SQL Server Multi-zone deployment The multi-zone deployment method is supported by RDS instances that are deployed in Zone A and Zone C in the China (Zhangjiakou) region. 2019-10-10 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance

September 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Adjustment of storage capacity range The storage capacity range is adjusted for dedicated RDS instances that use local SSDs. 2019-09-18 Primary instance types
MySQL Upgrade from the RDS Basic Edition to the RDS High-availability Edition The RDS edition of an RDS instance can be upgraded from the RDS Basic Edition to the RDS High-availability Edition. 2019-09-15 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL New instance type A new instance type that provides 90 cores and 720 GB of memory is provided for RDS instances that belong to the dedicated host instance family. 2019-09-15 Primary instance types
All supported database engines New buy page A new ApsaraDB RDS buy page is released. 2019-09-12 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Change of the VPC The virtual private cloud (VPC) of an RDS instance can be changed. 2019-09-12 Switch an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance to a new VPC and a new vSwitch
PostgreSQL Disk encryption The disk encryption feature is supported. This feature can be used with SSL encryption to ensure data security. 2019-09-04 Configure disk encryption for an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance

August 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL Parameter template Parameter templates are provided. A parameter template can be used to manage multiple parameters of an RDS instance at a time. 2019-08-27 Use a parameter template to manage parameters
MySQL Disabling of SSL encryption SSL encryption can be disabled. 2019-08-23 Configure SSL encryption on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Temporary disabling of automatic failover The automatic failover feature can be temporarily disabled for up to one week. 2019-08-22 Switch workloads over between primary and secondary ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances
MySQL Backup and restoration of individual databases and tables The backup and restoration of individual databases and tables are supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.6 or 5.7. 2019-08-20 Restore individual databases and tables of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Instance rebuilding from the recycle bin Subscription RDS instances that are locked due to overdue payments can be rebuilt from the recycle bin. 2019-08-16 Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin
MySQL Cross-region backups Cross-region backups are supported. After cross-region backups are enabled for an RDS instance, ApsaraDB RDS can replicate the backup files of the RDS instance to a different region than the RDS instance. 2019-08-13 Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across regions
MySQL SQL Explorer The time range that is supported by the SQL Explorer feature for log queries can be set to 24 hours or less. 2019-08-08 Use the SQL Explorer feature on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL SQL Explorer The SQL Explorer feature is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 on RDS High-availability Edition with standard SSDs or ESSDs. This feature logs all SQL statements that are executed. 2019-08-01 Use the SQL Explorer feature on an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

July 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date References
MySQL TDE TDE with BYOKs is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL 5.6. 2019-07-30 Configure TDE for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Change of the VPC endpoint The VPC endpoint of an RDS instance can be changed. 2019-07-29 Configure endpoints
MySQL Increased storage capacity The maximum storage capacity is increased to up to 16 TB for RDS instances that run MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 on RDS High-availability Edition with ESSDs. 2019-07-29 Primary instance types
SQL Server SQL Server 2016 EE Basic SQL Server 2016 EE Basic is supported for dedicated RDS instances. 2019-07-25 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
All supported database engines Five-year subscription Five-year subscription is supported by RDS instances that run MySQL, SQL Server, PPAS, PostgreSQL, or MariaDB TX. 2019-07-20 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
SQL Server Upgrade from the RDS Basic Edition to the RDS High-availability Edition The RDS edition of an RDS instance can be upgraded from the RDS Basic Edition to the RDS High-availability Edition. The upgrade can be performed on the Basic Information page in the ApsaraDB RDS console. 2019-07-17 Upgrade an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance from Basic Edition to High-availability Edition