This topic provides an overview of the features that are supported by ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL. The supported features vary based on the database engine version, RDS edition, and storage type. In the following tables, ticks (√) indicate that a feature is supported, and crosses (×) indicate that a feature is not supported.

MySQL 8.0

Category Feature MySQL 8.0
RDS Enterprise Edition RDS High-availability Edition RDS Basic Edition
Local SSD Local SSD Standard SSD ESSD Standard SSD
Data migration Overview of data migration solutions ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Data synchronization Overview of data synchronization ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Instance management Create an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Change the specifications of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure automatic storage expansion for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️
Enable automatic scale-up for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Migrate an RDS instance across zones ✔️ ✔️
Switch your workloads over between a primary RDS instance and its secondary RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Change the data replication mode of an RDS instance ✔️
Apply a parameter template to an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Create a disaster recovery RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Restart an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set the maintenance window of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Release an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Instance upgrade Update the minor engine version of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Upgrade the major engine version of an RDS instance
Account management Create an account on an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure custom password policies for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
Reset the password of an account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Modify the permissions of an account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Authorize the service account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️
Delete an account from an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Reset the permissions of the privileged account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Database management Create a database on an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete a database from an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Database connection Connect to an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure an endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View and change the internal and public endpoints and ports of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Apply for a public endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Monitoring and alerting View the resource, engine, and deployment metrics of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set the monitoring frequency of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure an alert rule for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Network management Change the network type of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to a new VPC and a new vSwitch ✔️ ✔️
Read-only instance and read/write splitting Create a read-only RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Enable the read/write splitting feature for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Change the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Security management Configure an IP address whitelist for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to the enhanced whitelist mode
Configure SSL encryption for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure transparent data encryption (TDE) for an RDS instance ✔️
Audit Use the SQL Explorer feature on an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Manage the logs of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Backup Back up an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Free quota for backup storage of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Download the backup files of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️
Back up an RDS instance across regions ✔️
Restoration Restore the data of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Restore specific individual databases or tables of an RDS instance ✔️
Restore the data of an RDS instance across regions ✔️
Dedicated proxy Dedicated proxy ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
AliSQL AliSQL ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Tag management Add tags to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Remove tags from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Use tags to filter ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

MySQL 5.7

Category Feature MySQL 5.7
RDS Enterprise Edition RDS High-availability Edition RDS Basic Edition
Local SSD Local SSD Standard SSD ESSD Standard SSD
Data migration Overview of data migration solutions ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Data synchronization Overview of data synchronization ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Instance management Create an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Change the specifications of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure automatic storage expansion for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️
Enable automatic scale-up for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Migrate an RDS instance across zones ✔️ ✔️
Switch your workloads over between a primary RDS instance and its secondary RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Change the data replication mode of an RDS instance ✔️
Apply a parameter template to an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Create a disaster recovery RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Restart an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set the maintenance window of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Release an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Instance upgrade Update the minor engine version of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Upgrade the major engine version of an RDS instance
Account management Create an account on an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure custom password policies for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Reset the password of an account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Modify the permissions of an account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Authorize the service account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️
Delete an account from an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Reset the permissions of the privileged account of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Database management Create a database on an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Delete a database from an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Database connection Connect to an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure an endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
View and change the internal and public endpoints and ports of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Apply for a public endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Monitoring and alerting View the resource, engine, and deployment metrics of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Set the monitoring frequency of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure an alert rule for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Network management Change the network type of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to a new VPC and a new vSwitch ✔️ ✔️
Read-only instance and read/write splitting Create a read-only RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Enable the read/write splitting feature for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Change the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Security management Configure an IP address whitelist for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to the enhanced whitelist mode ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure SSL encryption for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Configure TDE for an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️
Audit Use the SQL Explorer feature on an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Manage the logs of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Backup Back up an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Free quota for backup storage of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Download the backup files of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️
Back up an RDS instance across regions ✔️
Restoration Restore the data of an RDS instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Restore specific individual databases or tables of an RDS instance ✔️
Restore the data of an RDS instance across regions ✔️
Dedicated proxy Dedicated proxy ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
AliSQL AliSQL ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Tag management Add tags to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Remove tags from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
Use tags to filter ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️

MySQL 5.6

Category Feature MySQL 5.6
RDS High-availability Edition
Local SSD
Data migration Overview of data migration solutions ✔️
Data synchronization Overview of data synchronization ✔️
Instance management Create an RDS instance ✔️
Change the specifications of an RDS instance ✔️
Configure automatic storage expansion for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
Enable automatic scale-up for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Migrate an RDS instance across zones ✔️
Switch your workloads over between a primary RDS instance and its secondary RDS instance ✔️
Change the data replication mode of an RDS instance ✔️
Apply a parameter template to an RDS instance ✔️
Restart an RDS instance ✔️
Set the maintenance window of an RDS instance ✔️
Release an RDS instance ✔️
Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin ✔️
Instance upgrade Update the minor engine version of an RDS instance ✔️
Upgrade the major engine version of an RDS instance
Account management Create an account on an RDS instance ✔️
Reset the password of an account of an RDS instance ✔️
Modify the permissions of an account of an RDS instance ✔️
Authorize the service account of an RDS instance ✔️
Delete an account from an RDS instance ✔️
Reset the permissions of the privileged account of an RDS instance ✔️
Configure custom password policies for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
Database management Create a database on an RDS instance ✔️
Delete a database from an RDS instance ✔️
Database connection Connect to an RDS instance ✔️
Configure an endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️
View and change the internal and public endpoints and ports of an RDS instance ✔️
Apply for a public endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️
Monitoring and alerting View the resource, engine, and deployment metrics of an RDS instance ✔️
Set the monitoring frequency of an RDS instance ✔️
Configure an alert rule for an RDS instance ✔️
Network management Change the network type of an RDS instance ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to a new VPC and a new vSwitch ✔️
Read-only instance and read/write splitting Create a read-only RDS instance ✔️
Enable the read/write splitting feature for an RDS instance ✔️
Change the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint of an RDS instance ✔️
Security management Configure an IP address whitelist for an RDS instance ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to the enhanced whitelist mode ✔️
Configure SSL encryption for an RDS instance ✔️
Configure TDE for an RDS instance ✔️
Audit Use the SQL Explorer feature on an RDS instance ✔️
Manage the logs of an RDS instance ✔️
Backup Back up an RDS instance ✔️
Free quota for backup storage of an RDS instance ✔️
Download the backup files of an RDS instance ✔️
Back up an RDS instance across regions ✔️
Restoration Restore the data of an RDS instance ✔️
Restore specific individual databases or tables of an RDS instance ✔️
Restore the data of an RDS instance across regions ✔️
Dedicated proxy Dedicated proxy
AliSQL AliSQL ✔️
Tag management Add tags to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️
Remove tags from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Use tags to filter ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️

MySQL 5.5

Category Feature MySQL 5.5
RDS High-availability Edition
Local SSD
Data migration Overview of data migration solutions ✔️
Data synchronization Overview of data synchronization ✔️
Instance management Create an RDS instance ✔️
Change the specifications of an RDS instance ✔️
Enable automatic scale-up for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Migrate an RDS instance across zones ✔️
Switch your workloads over between a primary RDS instance and its secondary RDS instance ✔️
Change the data replication mode of an RDS instance ✔️
Apply a parameter template to an RDS instance
Create a disaster recovery RDS instance
Restart an RDS instance ✔️
Set the maintenance window of an RDS instance ✔️
Release an RDS instance ✔️
Manage ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances in the recycle bin ✔️
Instance upgrade Update the minor engine version of an RDS instance ✔️
Upgrade the major engine version of an RDS instance ✔️
Account management Create an account on an RDS instance ✔️
Reset the password of an account of an RDS instance ✔️
Modify the permissions of an account of an RDS instance ✔️
Authorize the service account of an RDS instance ✔️
Delete an account from an RDS instance ✔️
Reset the permissions of the privileged account of an RDS instance ✔️
Configure custom password policies for an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance
Database management Create a database on an RDS instance ✔️
Delete a database from an RDS instance ✔️
Database connection Connect to an RDS instance ✔️
Configure an endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️
View and change the internal and public endpoints and ports of an RDS instance ✔️
Apply for a public endpoint for an RDS instance ✔️
Monitoring and alerting View the resource, engine, and deployment metrics of an RDS instance ✔️
Set the monitoring frequency of an RDS instance ✔️
Configure an alert rule for an RDS instance ✔️
Network management Change the network type of an RDS instance ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to a new VPC and a new vSwitch ✔️
Read-only instance and read/write splitting Create a read-only RDS instance
Enable the read/write splitting feature for an RDS instance
Change the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint of an RDS instance
Security management Configure an IP address whitelist for an RDS instance ✔️
Switch an RDS instance to the enhanced whitelist mode ✔️
Configure SSL encryption for an RDS instance
Configure TDE for an RDS instance
Audit Use the SQL Explorer feature on an RDS instance ✔️
Manage the logs of an RDS instance ✔️
Backup Back up an RDS instance ✔️
Free quota for backup storage of an RDS instance ✔️
Download the backup files of an RDS instance ✔️
Back up an RDS instance across regions
Restoration Restore the data of an RDS instance ✔️
Restore specific individual databases or tables of an RDS instance
Restore the data of an RDS instance across regions
Dedicated proxy Dedicated proxy
AliSQL AliSQL x
Tag management Add tags to ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️
Remove tags from an ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instance ✔️
Use tags to filter ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL instances ✔️