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Amazon Aurora

MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database with several times better performance

What is Amazon Aurora?

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of a commercial database while delivering similar performance and availability.
Amazon Aurora is a tool in the SQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon Aurora?

288 companies reportedly use Amazon Aurora in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, StackShare, and HENNGE K.K..

334 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon Aurora.

Amazon Aurora Integrations

MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS Glue, Amazon Quicksight, and Stitch are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon Aurora. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with Amazon Aurora.
Pros of Amazon Aurora
MySQL compatibility
Better performance
Easy read scalability
Low latency read replica
High IOPS cost
Good cost performance
Decisions about Amazon Aurora

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon Aurora in their tech stack.

Pedro Arnal Puente
CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 462.4K views

Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform.

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Shared insights
Amazon Aurora

My company is deciding between two developers for a mobile application, one proposing Amazon Aurora and the other MongoDB. In layman's terms, I would like to know the difference between the two.

The mobile app includes features such as: 1. Telematrix data from an existing web application 2. Push Notifications 3. Records from the company's database for viewing 4. E-commerce page

It would be so helpful to hear your opinions and recommendations. Our in-house IT is not very helpful in terms of communicating the pros and cons of each.

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Blog Posts


Amazon Aurora's Features

  • High Throughput with Low Jitter
  • Push-button Compute Scaling
  • Storage Auto-scaling
  • Amazon Aurora Replicas
  • Instance Monitoring and Repair
  • Fault-tolerant and Self-healing Storage
  • Automatic, Continuous, Incremental Backups and Point-in-time Restore
  • Database Snapshots
  • Resource-level Permissions
  • Easy Migration
  • Monitoring and Metrics

Amazon Aurora Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora?
Amazon RDS
Amazon RDS gives you access to the capabilities of a familiar MySQL, Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server database engine. This means that the code, applications, and tools you already use today with your existing databases can be used with Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS automatically patches the database software and backs up your database, storing the backups for a user-defined retention period and enabling point-in-time recovery. You benefit from the flexibility of being able to scale the compute resources or storage capacity associated with your Database Instance (DB Instance) via a single API call.
Google Cloud SQL
MySQL databases deployed in the cloud without a fuss. Google Cloud Platform provides you with powerful databases that run fast, don’t run out of space and give your application the redundant, reliable storage it needs.
Azure SQL Database
It is the intelligent, scalable, cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility and up to a 212% return on investment. It is a database service that can quickly and efficiently scale to meet demand, is automatically highly available, and supports a variety of third party software.
DigitalOcean Managed Databases
Build apps and store data in minutes with easy access to one or more databases and sleep better knowing your data is backed up and optimized.
It is an immutable double-entry accounting database service. It supports many clients and businesses at global scale, leaning on Google Cloud Spanner and Google Kubernetes Engine to make that possible.
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Amazon Aurora's Followers
585 developers follow Amazon Aurora to keep up with related blogs and decisions.