Posted On: Sep 14, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) announces Amazon RDS Extended Support for Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS database instances running MySQL 5.7, PostgreSQL 11, and higher major versions beyond the community end of life. Amazon RDS Extended Support allows you to upgrade to a new major version at a pace that meets your business requirements. Extended Support is available for Aurora MySQL-compatible edition, Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition, RDS for MySQL and RDS for PostgreSQL.

Starting on December 1, 2023, you will be able to opt-in to Amazon RDS Extended Support through the Console, CLI and APIs. When you opt-in to Extended Support, Amazon RDS will provide critical security and bug fixes for your MySQL and PostgreSQL databases after the community ends support for a major version. You can run your databases on Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS with Extended Support for up to three years beyond a major version’s end of standard support date. Learn more about Extended Support, including supported engine versions, in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS Extended Support is now available for Aurora MySQL-Compatible version 2 and higher, Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible version 11 and higher, RDS for MySQL 5.7 and higher, and RDS for PostgreSQL 11 and higher major versions.

Learn more about pricing details and timelines for Amazon RDS Extended Support at Amazon RDS Pricing. Create or update a fully managed database in the Amazon RDS Management Console.