Is there an option to automatically upgrade the database when a major or minor patch or upgrade is made available?
Yes, we have an upgrade option which not only allows you to take advantage of minor version upgrades but will also include access to major version upgrades as well. Whenever a user decides to upgrade a database instance, the user simply needs to trigger the upgrade by using the upgrade feature included in the service. It is not automatic without the user taking action.
Clusters tab > (select the cluster to be upgraded) > Upgrade icon > then select the details from the Upgrade Options screen.