Amazon RDS now supports MariaDB 10.4
[Amazon RDS for MariaDB](/rds/mariadb/) now supports MariaDB version 10.4 in all AWS Regions. 10.4 is the latest major version release of MariaDB offering new functionality and enhancements for better performance, reliability, security, and manageability. Some of the new features in MariaDB 10.4 include an instant drop column operation, additional authentication capabilities, and a capability to reload new SSL certificates without restarting the server. For more details about the new features in this [release please see release notes for MariaDB 10.4](https://mariadb.com/kb/en/changes-improvements-in-mariadb-104/). To learn more about Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.4 and how to upgrade your database instances, please refer to the [Amazon RDS User Guide](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP%5FMariaDB.html). Launch a new Amazon RDS for MariaDB 10.4 database instance or upgrade your current instance with just a few clicks in the [AWS RDS Management Console](https://console.aws.amazon.com/rds). See [Amazon RDS for MariaDB Pricing](/rds/mariadb/pricing/) for pricing details and regional availability.