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ApsaraDB RDS:Features

Last Updated:May 24, 2023

This topic provides an overview of the features that are supported by ApsaraDB RDS for MySQL. In the following tables, ticks (✔️) indicate that a feature is supported, and crosses (❌) indicate that a feature is not supported.

MySQL 8.0

Note

Serverless RDS instances are different from regular RDS instances. If serverless RDS instances are not described in the following references of specific features, the serverless RDS instances do not support the features.

Item

Feature

Regular RDS instance

Serverless

RDS Cluster Edition

RDS Enterprise Edition

RDS High-availability Edition

RDS Basic Edition

RDS Basic Edition

ESSD

Local SSD

Local SSD

Standard SSD

ESSD

Standard SSD

ESSD

ESSD

Data migration

Overview of data migration methods

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data synchronization

Overview of data synchronization methods

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance management

Instance creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Specification change

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Automatic storage expansion

✔️

✔️

✔️

Automatic scale-up

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cross-zone migration

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Automatic or manual primary/secondary switchover

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Change of the data replication mode

✔️

✔️

Usage of parameter templates

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Creation of disaster recovery RDS instances

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance restart

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance suspension

Maintenance window setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance release

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Recycle bin

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance upgrade

Update of the minor engine version

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Upgrade of the major engine version

Upgrade from RDS Basic Edition to RDS High-availability Edition

✔️

✔️

Upgrade from standard SSDs to enhanced SSDs (ESSD)

Upgrade from RDS High-availability Edition to RDS Enterprise Edition

Account management

Account creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Custom password policies

Password reset

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Account permission modification

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Service account authorization

✔️

✔️

Account deletion

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Reset of the permissions of privileged accounts

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Database management

Database creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Database deletion

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Connection management

Instance connection

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Endpoint setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Endpoint and port number viewing

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Public endpoint application

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Monitoring and alerting

Metric viewing

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Monitoring frequency setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Alert rule setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Network management

Network type change

✔️

✔️

VPC and vSwitch change

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Read-only instance management and read/write splitting

Read-only instance creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Read/write splitting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Change of the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Security management

IP address whitelist setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Change to the enhanced whitelist mode

SSL encryption setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Transparent data encryption (TDE) setting

✔️

Release protection

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cloud disk encryption

✔️

✔️

✔️

Sensitive data management

✔️

Data security center

✔️

Auditing

SQL Explorer

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Log management

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Historical event viewing

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data backup

Data backup

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Free quota on backup storage

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Backup download

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cross-region backup

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data restoration

Data restoration

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Restoration of individual databases and tables

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data restoration from a cross-region backup file

✔️

✔️

Dedicated proxy

Dedicated proxy

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Diagnosis and optimization

Database Autonomy Service (DAS)

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

AliSQL

AliSQL

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Tag management

Tag creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Tag removal

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Tag-based instance search

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Node management

One primary node and multiple readable secondary nodes

✔️

Centralized management of the read/write endpoint and read-only endpoint

✔️

Automatic failover and manual switchover of cluster nodes

✔️

MySQL 5.7

Item

Feature

MySQL 5.7

RDS Cluster Edition

RDS Enterprise Edition

RDS High-availability Edition

RDS Basic Edition

ESSD

Local SSD

Local SSD

Standard SSD

ESSD

Standard SSD

ESSD

Data migration

Overview of data migration methods

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data synchronization

Overview of data synchronization methods

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance management

Instance creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Specification change

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Automatic storage expansion

✔️

✔️

✔️

Automatic scale-up

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cross-zone migration

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Automatic or manual primary/secondary switchover

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Change of the data replication mode

✔️

✔️

Usage of parameter templates

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Creation of disaster recovery RDS instances

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance restart

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance suspension

Maintenance window setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance release

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Recycle bin

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Instance upgrade

Update of the minor engine version

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Upgrade of the major engine version

✔️

Upgrade from RDS Basic Edition to RDS High-availability Edition

✔️

✔️

Account management

Account creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Custom password policies

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Password reset

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Account permission modification

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Service account authorization

✔️

✔️

Account deletion

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Reset of the permissions of privileged accounts

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Database management

Database creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Database deletion

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Connection management

Instance connection

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Endpoint setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Endpoint and port number viewing

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Public endpoint application

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Monitoring and alerting

Metric viewing

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Monitoring frequency setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Alert rule setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Network management

Network type change

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

VPC and vSwitch change

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Read-only instance management and read/write splitting

Read-only instance creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Read/write splitting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Change of the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Security management

Whitelist setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Change to the enhanced whitelist mode

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

SSL encryption setting

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

TDE setting

✔️

✔️

Release protection

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cloud disk encryption

✔️

✔️

✔️

Sensitive data management

✔️

Data security center

✔️

Auditing

SQL Explorer

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Log management

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Historical event viewing

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data backup

Data backup

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Free quota on backup storage

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Backup download

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Cross-region backup

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

High-frequency physical backup

✔️

Data restoration

Data restoration

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Restoration of individual databases and tables

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Data restoration from a cross-region backup file

✔️

✔️

Dedicated proxy

Dedicated proxy

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Diagnosis and optimization

DAS

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

AliSQL

AliSQL

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Tag management

Tag creation

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Tag removal

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Tag-based instance search

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

✔️

Node management

One primary node and multiple readable secondary nodes

✔️

Centralized management of the read/write endpoint and read-only endpoint

✔️

Automatic failover and manual switchover of cluster nodes

✔️

MySQL 5.6

Item

Feature

MySQL 5.6

RDS High-availability Edition

Local SSD

Data migration

Overview of data migration methods

✔️

Data synchronization

Overview of data synchronization methods

✔️

Instance management

Instance creation

✔️

Specification change

✔️

Automatic storage expansion

Automatic scale-up

✔️

Cross-zone migration

✔️

Automatic or manual primary/secondary switchover

✔️

Change of the data replication mode

✔️

Usage of parameter templates

✔️

Creation of disaster recovery RDS instances

✔️

Instance restart

✔️

Maintenance window setting

✔️

Instance release

✔️

Recycle bin

✔️

Instance upgrade

Update of the minor engine version

✔️

Upgrade of the major engine version

✔️

Account management

Account creation

✔️

Password reset

✔️

Account permission modification

✔️

Service account authorization

✔️

Account deletion

✔️

Reset of the permissions of privileged accounts

✔️

Custom password policies

Database management

Database creation

✔️

Database deletion

✔️

Connection management

Instance connection

✔️

Endpoint setting

✔️

Endpoint and port number viewing

✔️

Public endpoint application

✔️

Monitoring and alerting

Metric viewing

✔️

Monitoring frequency setting

✔️

Alert rule setting

✔️

Network management

Network type change

✔️

VPC and vSwitch change

✔️

Read-only instance management and read/write splitting

Read-only instance creation

✔️

Read/write splitting

✔️

Change of the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint

✔️

Security management

Whitelist setting

✔️

Change to the enhanced whitelist mode

✔️

SSL encryption setting

✔️

TDE setting

✔️

Release protection

✔️

Cloud disk encryption

Auditing

SQL Explorer

✔️

Log management

✔️

Historical event viewing

✔️

Data backup

Data backup

✔️

Free quota on backup storage

✔️

Backup download

✔️

Cross-region backup

✔️

Data restoration

Data restoration

✔️

Restoration of individual databases and tables

✔️

Data restoration from a cross-region backup file

✔️

Dedicated proxy

Dedicated proxy

Diagnosis and optimization

DAS

✔️

AliSQL

AliSQL

✔️

Tag management

Tag creation

✔️

Tag removal

✔️

Tag-based instance search

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MySQL 5.5

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Feature

MySQL 5.5

RDS High-availability Edition

Local SSD

Data migration

Overview of data migration methods

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Data synchronization

Overview of data synchronization methods

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Instance management

Instance creation

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Specification change

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Automatic scale-up

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Cross-zone migration

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Automatic or manual primary/secondary switchover

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Change of the data replication mode

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Usage of parameter templates

Creation of disaster recovery RDS instances

Instance restart

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Maintenance window setting

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Instance release

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Recycle bin

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Instance upgrade

Update of the minor engine version

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Upgrade of the major engine version

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Account management

Account creation

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Password reset

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Account permission modification

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Service account authorization

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Account deletion

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Reset of the permissions of privileged accounts

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Custom password policies

Database management

Database creation

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Database deletion

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Connection management

Instance connection

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Endpoint setting

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Endpoint and port number viewing

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Public endpoint application

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Monitoring and alerting

Metric viewing

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Monitoring frequency setting

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Alert rule setting

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Network management

Network type change

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VPC and vSwitch change

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Read-only instance management and read/write splitting

Read-only instance creation

Read/write splitting

Change of the network type of the read/write splitting endpoint

Security management

Whitelist setting

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Change to the enhanced whitelist mode

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SSL encryption setting

TDE setting

Release protection

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Cloud disk encryption

Sensitive data management (only for the China site)

Data security center (only for the China site)

Auditing

SQL Explorer

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Log management

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Historical event viewing

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Data backup

Data backup

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Free quota on backup storage

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Backup download

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Cross-region backup

Data restoration

Data restoration

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Restoration of individual databases and tables

Data restoration from a cross-region backup file

Dedicated proxy

Dedicated proxy

Diagnosis and optimization

DAS

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AliSQL

AliSQL

Tag management

Tag creation

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Tag removal

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