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

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; TrueVault: HIPAA compliant Database as a Service. TrueVault was built to help startups simplify the complexities of HIPAA. TrueVault will save you hundreds of dev hours. Focus on building your software's core functionality, and let TrueVault protect your data at HIPAA-security levels.

Amazon RDS for Aurora and TrueVault can be primarily classified 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, TrueVault provides the following key features:

  • HIPAA Compliant - We handle all of the technical requirements mandated by the HIPAA Security Rule. Typical integration takes days and saves months of dev time.
  • Built for Developers- Store and search protected health information (PHI) in any file format with a simple RESTful API. No pre-defined schemas to follow.
  • BAA + Insurance - TrueVault will sign a Business Associate Agreement (BAA), and protects customers under a comprehensive Privacy/Data Breach insurance policy.
Decisions about Amazon Aurora and TrueVault
Phillip Manwaring
Developer at Coach Align · | 5 upvotes · 18.7K views

Using on-demand read/write capacity while we scale our userbase - means that we're well within the free-tier on AWS while we scale the business and evaluate traffic patterns.

Using single-table design, which is dead simple using Jeremy Daly's dynamodb-toolbox library

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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 TrueVault?

      TrueVault was built to help startups simplify the complexities of HIPAA. TrueVault will save you hundreds of dev hours. Focus on building your software's core functionality, and let TrueVault protect your data at HIPAA-security levels.

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          What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora and TrueVault?
          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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