This topic describes changes to ApsaraDB for RDS.

May 2020

引擎 功能名称 功能描述 发布时间 相关文档
MySQL Dedicated clusters When creating an instance, MySQL dedicated cluster supports the selection of the primary zone. 2020-05-21 Create an instance in an RDS dedicated cluster
MySQL Kernel minor version Support selecting kernel minor version upgrade strategy when purchasing a new MySQL instance. 2020-05-15 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Restore individual databases or tables The efficiency of restore individual databases or tables is quadrupled. 2020-05-12 Restore individual databases or tables for an RDS MySQL instance
SQL Server Storage types SQL server supports Standard SSD upgrade to ESSD. 2020-05-07 Change the configuration of an RDS SQL Server instance

April 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Cross-region restoration Restoration from a cross-region backup file to the original instance is supported. 2020-04-24 Restore the data of an RDS MySQL instance across regions
MySQL Dedicated proxy Custom endpoints are supported for dedicated proxies. 2020-04-15 Dedicated proxy
PostgreSQL Plug-in The hll, smlar, and tds_fdw plug-ins are supported. 2020-04-21 Plug-ins supported
MySQL Data restoration Auto-renewal is supported for new instances to which data is restored. 2020-04-14 Restore the data of an RDS MySQL instance
SQL Server New version SQL Server 2008 R2 is supported for standard and enhanced SSDs. 2020-04-10 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
MySQL SSL encryption SSL encryption is provided for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 and the Enterprise Edition. 2020-04-09 Configure SSL encryption for an RDS MySQL instance
PostgreSQL Foreign table Both foreign SQL Server and Sybase tables are supported. 2020-04-03 -
MySQL Database- and table-level restoration Backup and restoration at the database and table levels are supported for instances that are running MySQL 8.0. 2020-04-01 Restore individual databases or tables for an RDS MySQL instance

March 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Dedicated proxy Upgrade from a shared proxy to a dedicated proxy is supported. 2020-03-20 Dedicated proxy
MySQL Dedicated cluster Dedicated clusters (formerly known as host groups) are supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.6. 2020-03-18 Introduction to RDS dedicated clusters
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.6 and the High-availability Edition based on local SSDs. 2020-03-13 Dedicated proxy
PostgreSQL Multi-zone deployment The multi-zone deployment method is supported for instances that are running the High-availability Edition based on standard or enhanced SSDs. 2020-03-08 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Alert rule Alert rules are optimized to support the one-minute alerting interval and more metrics. 2020-03-02 Configure alert rules for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

February 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Enterprise Edition The Enterprise Edition is supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 in all regions. 2020-02-28 Enterprise Edition
SQL Server New version SQL Server 2019 SE Beta is released. 2020-02-28 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
MySQL Zone of primary instance One or more zones can be selected for each primary instance. 2020-02-27 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Long-term backup file retention Long-term retention of backup files is supported. 2020-02-26 Back up an ApsaraDB RDS MySQL instance
SQL Server Disk encryption Encryption of standard and enhanced SSDs based on Bring Your Own Keys (BYOKs) is supported when the multi-zone deployment method is used. 2020-02-26 Configure disk encryption
SQL Server Database management Database management is supported for instances that are running SQL Server 2017 EE. 2020-02-25 Create a database for an RDS SQL Server instance
PostgreSQL Reserved connection Reservation of a specific number of connections is supported for users with the superuser role. These users can log on to an instance and troubleshoot issues if the number of established connections reaches the upper limit. 2020-02-22 Release notes
PostgreSQL PLV8 PLV8 2.3.13 is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to compile stored procedures and functions. 2020-02-22 -
MySQL Storage type Two storage types, ESSD PL2 and ESSD PL3, are provided. 2020-02-21 Storage types
PostgreSQL wal2json The wal2json plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to support logical subscription. 2020-02-14 Use the wal2json plug-in
MySQL Edition change Change from the Enterprise to High-availability Editions with one click is supported for MySQL 5.6. 2020-02-13 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS MySQL instance
MySQL Number of ECS security groups The number of ECS security groups that can gain access to an instance is increased from 1 to 10. 2020-02-04 Configure a whitelist for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance

January 2020

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Host monitoring Host management is provided to monitor physical hosts in host groups, display host monitoring information, and configure alert rules. 2020-01-15 View a host in an RDS dedicated cluster
MySQL System parameter template Two system parameter templates are provided: one for high availability and the other for high performance. 2020-01-14 Use a parameter template to manage parameters
PostgreSQL pg_cron The pg_cron plug-in is released for PostgreSQL 11 to configure scheduled tasks. 2020-01-14 Use the pg_cron plug-in
PostgreSQL PLV8 PLV8 2.3.13 is provided for PostgreSQL 11 to compile stored procedures and functions. 2020-01-14 -
PostgreSQL log_fdw The log_fdw plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 11 to query real-time logs. 2020-01-14 Use the log_fdw plug-in
PostgreSQL wal2json The wal2json plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to support logical subscription. 2020-01-14 Use the wal2json plug-in
MySQL Performance insight The performance insight feature is supported in the High-availability and Enterprise Editions. 2020-01-09 Performance insight
MySQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) TDE with BYOKs is supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 and the High-availability Edition based on local SSDs. 2020-01-07 Set TDE for an RDS MySQL instance
PostgreSQL Protection level division of enhanced SSDs Enhanced SSDs of PL2 and PL3 are supported for instances that are running PostgreSQL 10 and the High-availability Edition. 2020-01-07 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance

December 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
PostgreSQL pg_roaringbitmap The pg_roaringbitmap plug-in is provided for PostgreSQL 12 to spot users in real time. 2019-12-31 Use the roaringbitmap plug-in
PostgreSQL Monitoring and alerting Monitoring and alerting are supported for instances that use standard or enhanced SSDs. 2019-12-31 Set the monitoring frequency of an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Dedicated proxy The database proxy feature is supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 and the Enterprise Edition. 2019-12-25 Dedicated proxy
MySQL Enterprise Edition The Enterprise Edition is released for MySQL 8.0. 2019-12-24 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
MySQL Storage X-Dragon servers are supported for host groups in which instances based on enhanced SSDs can run. 2019-12-19 Create hosts in an RDS dedicated cluster
PostgreSQL New version PostgreSQL 12 is released for the Basic Edition of RDS. 2019-12-17 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
PostgreSQL SSL SSL encryption can be enabled and disabled in the ApsaraDB for RDS console for instances that use standard or enhanced SSDs. 2019-12-17 Configure data encryption for an RDS PostgreSQL instance
PostgreSQL VSwitch change The VSwitch of an instance that uses standard or enhanced SSDs can be changed. 2019-12-17 Switch to a new VPC and VSwitch for an RDS PostgreSQL instance
PostgreSQL Service account authorization Authorization of a temporary service account is supported in the ApsaraDB for RDS console. This service account is issued to Alibaba Cloud technical support engineers who troubleshoot instance issues. 2019-12-17 Authorize the service account of an RDS PostgreSQL instance
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 and the High-availability Edition based on standard or enhanced SSDs. 2019-12-17 Dedicated proxy

November 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL New instance type General-purpose instance types are provided for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 and the Enterprise Edition. 2019-11-24 Primary instance types
MySQL SQL explorer The SQL explorer feature is supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 and the Enterprise Edition. 2019-11-21 SQL Explorer
MySQL Read-only instance Read-only instances are supported for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 and the Enterprise Edition. 2019-11-19 Create an RDS MySQL read-only instance
MySQL New instance type New instance types with 12, 24, 52, and 104 CPU cores are provided for instances that are running the High-availability Edition based on standard or enhanced SSDs. 2019-11-15 Primary instance types
PostgreSQL Data read/write on foreign MySQL tables The mysql_fdw plug-in is provided for instances that are running PostgreSQL 10 based on standard or enhanced SSDs. It allows you to directly read and write data to RDS for MySQL instances or user-created 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 with one CPU core and one GB of memory is provided for instances that are running MySQL 8.0 and the Basic Edition. 2019-11-12 Primary instance types

October 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is provided for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 and the High-availability Edition based on local SSDs. This feature offers read/write splitting and short-lived connection optimization functions. 2019-10-28 Dedicated proxy
PostgreSQL Removal of binding relationships between storage capacity and instance types Binding relationships between storage capacity and instance types are removed to reduce the costs of compute-intensive services that consume a large number of storage resources. 2019-10-24 Primary instance types
PostgreSQL Data read/write on foreign PostgreSQL tables The dblink and postgres_fdw plug-ins are provided to manage tables across instances that are running PostgreSQL 11 based on standard or enhanced SSDs. 2019-10-24 Use the dblink and postgre_fdw plug-ins for cross-database operations
PostgreSQL Up to 32-TB storage capacity The maximum storage capacity is increased. The limit is 6 TB for instances that are running the Basic Edition and for those that are running the High-availability Edition based on local or standard SSDs. The limit is 32 TB for instances that are running the High-availability Edition based on enhanced SSDs. 2019-10-24 Primary instance types
PostgreSQL PostgreSQL 11 PostgreSQL 11 is released. 2019-10-24 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for PostgreSQL instance
SQL Server SQL Server 2017 SE SQL Server 2017 SE is released. ApsaraDB for RDS supports all SQL Server versions 2012 to 2017. 2019-10-18 Functions supported by different versions and editions of SQL Server
SQL Server ESSD PL2 and PL3 Enhanced SSDs of PL2 and PL3 are released for all regions in mainland China. PL3 offers 20 times more IOPS and 11 times more throughput than PL1. It allows you to process large amounts of concurrent I/O requests and maintain stability in terms of read/write latency. 2019-10-17 Storage types
MySQL Dedicated proxy The dedicated proxy feature is provided for instances that are running MySQL 8.0 and the High-availability Edition based on local SSDs. This feature offers read/write splitting and short-lived connection optimization functions. 2019-10-15 Dedicated proxy
MySQL Price adjustment The prices of instances that use standard or enhanced SSDs are reduced by up to 50%. 2019-10-15 Pricing, billing items, and billing methods
SQL Server Multi-zone deployment The multi-zone deployment method is provided for instances that span Zones A and C in the China (Zhangjiakou-Beijing Winter Olympics) region. 2019-10-10 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance

September 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Storage capacity range adjustment The amount of storage capacity offered for the dedicated instance family with local SSDs is adjusted to meet your business requirements. 2019-09-18 Primary instance types
MySQL Upgrade from Basic to High-availability Editions Upgrade from the Basic to High-availability Editions is supported. 2019-09-15 Change the specifications of an ApsaraDB RDS MySQL instance
MySQL New instance type A new dedicated host instance type with 90 CPU cores and 720 GB of memory is released. 2019-09-15 Primary instance types
- New sales page A new sales page is released. 2019-09-12 -
MySQL VPC change The VPC of an instance can be changed. 2019-09-12 Switch to a new VPC and VSwitch for an RDS MySQL instance
PostgreSQL Encryption SSL encryption and disk encryption are provided to secure data. 2019-09-04 Configure data encryption for an RDS PostgreSQL instance

August 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL Parameter template Parameter templates are provided to manage instance parameters in batches. 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 for an RDS MySQL instance
MySQL Disabling of automatic failover Automatic failover can be disabled for up to one week. 2019-08-22 Manually or automatically switch over services between the RDS MySQL master and slave instances
MySQL Database- and table-level backup and restoration Backup and restoration at the database and table levels are provided for instances that are running MySQL 5.6 or 5.7. 2019-08-20 Restore individual databases or tables for an RDS MySQL instance
MySQL Rebuilding of instances from the recycle bin Subscription instances can be rebuilt from the recycle bin. These instances may be locked due to overdue payments. 2019-08-16 Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances that are in the recycle bin
MySQL Cross-region backup Cross-region backup is provided to back up the data of an instance to a region. This region is different from the region where the instance resides. 2019-08-13 Back up an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance across regions
MySQL SQL explorer The query time range in the SQL explorer feature is shortened to 24 hours or less. This allows you to reduce the amount of time that is required to complete data queries. 2019-08-08 SQL Explorer
MySQL SQL explorer The SQL explorer feature is provided for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 and the High-availability Edition based on standard or enhanced SSDs. This feature records all the SQL statements that are executed. 2019-08-01 SQL Explorer

July 2019

Database engine Feature Description Release date Documentation
MySQL TDE TDE with BYOKs is supported for MySQL 5.6. 2019-07-30 Set TDE for an RDS MySQL instance
MySQL Change of VPC-connecting port The port that is used to connect an instance by using a VPC can be changed. 2019-07-29 Configure endpoints
MySQL Up to 16-TB storage capacity The maximum storage capacity is increased to up to 16 TB for instances that are running MySQL 5.7 or 8.0 and the High-availability Edition based on enhanced SSDs. 2019-07-29 Primary instance types
SQL Server SQL Server 2016 EE Basic SQL Server 2016 EE Basic is provided for general-purpose instances on the Alibaba Cloud China Site and for dedicated instances on the Alibaba Cloud International Site. 2019-07-25 Create an ApsaraDB RDS for SQL Server instance
- Five-year subscription Five-year subscription is supported for the MySQL, SQL Server, PPAS, PostgreSQL, and MariaDB database engines. 2019-07-20 -
SQL Server Upgrade from Basic to High-availability Editions Upgrade from the Basic to High-availability Editions is supported in the ApsaraDB for RDS console. 2019-07-17 Upgrade from Basic Edition to High-availability Edition