Posted On: Jun 30, 2024

Amazon Aurora now provides additional granular monitoring information during upgrades for enhanced observability. Customers can use the additional granularity shared in Amazon Aurora Events to stay informed and better manage their database upgrades.

Customers upgrade their database version, operating system, and/or other components containing security, compliance, and functional enhancements. When applying upgrades, Aurora will now emit additional messages in Aurora Events and indicate when the database cluster is online and when it is not. For database minor version and patch upgrades, customers can use the messages to get additional granular insights about the exact downtime incurred for their database including the number of connections preserved during the upgrade. To monitor your upgrade process, you can view the Aurora documentation to learn more.

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 Service services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.