Posted On: Jan 5, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) now supports Blue/Green Deployments to help you with safer, simpler, and faster updates to your Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS databases. Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments create a fully managed staging environment that allows you to deploy and test production changes, keeping your current production database safe. With a single click, you can promote the staging environment to be the new production system in as fast as under a minute, with no changes to your application and no data loss.

Use Blue/Green Deployments for deploying changes to production, such as major and minor version database engine upgrades, schema updates, maintenance updates, database parameter setting changes, and scaling instances. Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments uses built-in switchover guardrails that will time-out promotion of the staging environment if it exceeds your maximum tolerable downtime, detects replication errors, or identifies instance health check errors.

Blue/Green Deployments is now available for Amazon Aurora with MySQL Compatibility 5.6 and higher, Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.7 and higher, and Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.2 and higher in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

In a few clicks, update your databases using Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments via the Amazon RDS Console. Learn more about Amazon RDS Blue/Green Deployments on the Amazon RDS features page and Amazon Web Services News Blog.