Posted On: Mar 24, 2024

In addition to security enhancements, bug fixes, and improved data replication performance with binary log (binlog), this release includes new generative AI capabilities and improved cross-region resiliency for Aurora Global Database. This release also contains improvements that bolster the cross-region resiliency of Aurora Global Database, enabling secondary regions to seamlessly serve read requests if the primary writer were to become unavailable during an instance restart. For more details, refer to the Aurora MySQL 3 and MySQL 8.0.34 release notes.

To upgrade, you can initiate a minor version upgrade manually by modifying your DB cluster, or you can enable the “Auto minor version upgrade” to allow automatic upgrades in the upcoming maintenance window. This release is available in all Amazon Web Services regions where Aurora MySQL is available.

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other Amazon Web Services services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.