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Amazon RDS for Aurora vs PlanetScaleDB: What are the differences?

What is Amazon RDS for Aurora? MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database with several times better performance. 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.

What is PlanetScaleDB? A fully managed cloud native database-as-a-service. It is a fully managed cloud native database-as-a-service built on Vitess and Kubernetes. Effortlessly deploy, manage, and monitor your databases in multiple regions and across cloud providers.

Amazon RDS for Aurora and PlanetScaleDB can be categorized as "SQL Database as a Service" tools.

Some of the features offered by Amazon RDS for Aurora are:

  • High Throughput with Low Jitter
  • Push-button Compute Scaling
  • Storage Auto-scaling

On the other hand, PlanetScaleDB provides the following key features:

  • Cloud-native database
  • No More “Query of Death”
  • No Vendor Lock-In
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    MySQL compatibility
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    Better performance
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    Easy read scalability
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    Low latency read replica
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    High IOPS cost
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      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.

      What is PlanetScaleDB?

      It is a fully managed cloud native database-as-a-service built on Vitess and Kubernetes. Effortlessly deploy, manage, and monitor your databases in multiple regions and across cloud providers.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora and PlanetScaleDB?
      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
      Run the same relational databases you know with their rich extension collections, configuration flags and developer ecosystem, but without the hassle of self management.
      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.
      Azure Database for MySQL
      Azure Database for MySQL provides a managed database service for app development and deployment that allows you to stand up a MySQL database in minutes and scale on the fly – on the cloud you trust most.
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