It’s finally here—AWS has just launched a brand new relational database engine: Amazon Aurora.
Current database engines such as Oracle, SQL Server, and PostgreSQL are constrained by their hardware environment, resulting in a number of limitations and bottlenecks. Aurora is different in that it was built from the ground up with the cloud in mind. Here’s what Aurora is capable of:
- Fast, highly accessible relational database – Aurora scatter-writes to three AWS Availability Zones, allowing for a highly durable storage and 99% reliability.
- Scalable with growth – Aurora can add increments of 10 Gig as needed, up to 64 T.
- Compatible with MySQL – Designed for MySQL 5.6
- Fast – five times quicker than MySQL database running on the same hardware
- Zero-downtime migration – if you are already on Amazon RDS, you can shift immediately to Aurora without any downtime. Find the instructions here.
- Metrics – You can get a wide array of metrics through Amazon CloudWatch.
- High amount of replication – you can replicate your Aurora database up to 15 times for greater read capacity.
- Affordable – you pay $.10 per GB per month of storage. More information can be found the pricing page.
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