We're trying to upgrade our stack to mysql 8 and have some UDFs that connect directly to it from jdbc.
Any articles / ideas / recommendations on how to update / remove the preinstalled mysql 5.1.28 driver? We're on aws marketplace so no real access to backend.
You can use EXAoperations to upload new JDBC drivers.
Not yet done this on AWS, but based on the documentation, it should work the same way.
Exasol also provides a free training course on AWS administration. https://exacademy.exasol.com/courses/course-v1:Exasol+ONAWS+X/about
At them moment even the certification is for free. May be this can help additionally.