Posted On: Oct 19, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS Optimized Writes can now be enabled for your current RDS for MySQL and RDS for MariaDB database instances and promoted to production in as fast as a minute using RDS Blue/Green deployments. RDS Optimized Writes can improve up to 2x write throughout for your databases.

To enable optimized writes for your existing database instances, simply specify optimized writes enabled database instances when creating Blue/Green Deployments, which automatically creates the green environment with optimized writes enabled. You can then test optimized writes in the green environment, keeping your current production database safe. With a single click, you can promote the green environment to be the new production system, with no changes to your application and no data loss.

Amazon RDS Optimized Writes is available for RDS for MySQL version 8.0.30 and higher, and RDS for MariaDB version 10.6.10 and higher. For a complete list of all the supported instances, refer Amazon RDS User Guide for MySQL and Amazon RDS User Guide for MariaDB. Amazon RDS Optimized Writes and RDS Blue/Green Deployments are available 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 Management Console. Learn more about Blue/Green Deployments on the Amazon RDS features page.