This topic describes the release notes of ApsaraDB for RDS features.

September 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Upgrade from the Basic Edition to the High-availability Edition ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances can be upgraded from the Basic Edition to the High-availability Edition. September 15, 2019 All Change the configuration of an RDS for MySQL instance
New type A 90-core 720 GB RAM Dedicated Host type is available with ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances. September 15, 2019 All Instance types
New sales page The new sales page for ApsaraDB for RDS is released. September 12, 2019 All N/A
Modification of VPC information This feature allows you to modify VPC information. September 12, 2019 All Switch to a new VPC and VSwitch for an RDS for MySQL instance

August 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Parameter templates ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL now supports parameter templates. This feature allows you to manage instance parameters in batches. August 27, 2019 All Operate parameter templates
Disabling of SSL ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL now allows you to disable SSL. August 23, 2019 All Configure SSL encryption for an RDS for MySQL instance
Temporary disabling of automatic failover ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL allows you to disable automatic failover for up to one week. August 22, 2019 All Manually or automatically switch over services between the RDS for MySQL master and slave instances
Backup and restoration for individual databases and tables ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.6 and 5.7 support backup and restoration for individual databases and tables. August 20, 2019 All Restore individual databases or tables for an RDS for MySQL instance
Restoration of released instances from the recycle bin You can restore an expired ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL subscription instance from the recycle bin. August 16, 2019 All Instance recycle bin
Cross-region backup ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL allows you to store backup files in other regions. August 13, 2019 All Back up data across regions
Range optimization for log queries in SQL Explorer SQL Explorer allows you to select a time range within a 24-hour period when querying logs online to reduce the query retrieval time. August 8, 2019 All SQL Explorer
Support for SQL Explorer in ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.7 High-availability Edition (based on standard SSDs) This feature allows you to record all SQL statements within a database system. August 1, 2019 All SQL Explorer

July 2019

Feature Description Release date Supported region Documentation
Transparent data encryption with BYOK ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.6 supports bring your own key (BYOK). July 30, 2019 All Set TDE for an RDS for MySQL instance
Change of the port number of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance within a VPC You can change the port number of an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance within a VPC. July 29, 2019 All Configure endpoints for an RDS for MySQL instance
Support for up to 16 TB storage space ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL 5.7 and 8.0 High-availability Edition instances with enhanced SSDs support up to 16 TB storage space. July 29, 2019 All Instance types
Support for five-year subscriptions ApsaraDB for RDS supports five-year subscriptions for the MySQL, SQL Server, PPAS, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB TX engines. July 20, 2019 All N/A