Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.
A relational database for enterprise use can be quite different from a normal relational database: besides tables being more complicated, there is also a significant need for speed, reliability, availability and security; and Amazon Aurora provides just that. It is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases, at 1/10th the cost of commercial databases. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which by automating normally time-consuming, high-resource tasks (provisioning, database setup, patching and backups), efficiently meets scalability challenges, while keeping costs down.
Amazon Aurora can help organisations address these common challenges:
- Provisioning for sustained growth
- Protecting against data loss
- Controlling associated costs