If you haven’t already upgraded to MySQL 5.6, NOW IS THE TIME!!
Starting, August 3rd 2021, RDS will automatically upgrade MySQL
5.6 instances to version 5.7 within the earliest scheduled
maintenance window that follows.
Starting, September 1st 2021, RDS will any remaining MySQL 5.6 instances to version 5.7 whether or not they are in a maintenance window.
If you’re thinking to yourself, “It’s an automatic update, so why should I care?” the answer is no.
Whilst, the upgrade seems to be automatic but sometimes the aftermath is catastrophic. Listed below are the significant impact which few organization face after the automatic upgrade:
Application getting choked
Data inconsistency flow