Amazon Aurora

Handling enterprise-grade databases with AWS

A cutting edge relational database built for the Cloud

Managing a relational database can bring frustrations to technical teams in many organisations, especially those with massive data analytics needs. In some cases, basic Cloud computing options simply won’t do, the open-source alternatives could prove unsound or not fast enough, and on-premise solutions might require quite a lot of maintenance. Many IT teams also lack some technical expertise or even time to best utilise their Cloud resources.


What is Amazon Aurora?

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


Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service, meaning your team doesn't need to worry about provisioning, maintenance, scaling, patching, backups and updating.
Reduced Costs
With Amazon Aurora, you can get 5X the throughput of standard MySQL and 3X the throughput of standard PostgreSQL. This performance is on par with commercial databases, at 1/10th the cost.
High Security
Amazon Aurora provides technologies like network isolation, encryption at rest using key encryption, and encryption of data in transit using SSL.

DB2C - Database to Cloud

With the majority of organisations now adopting Cloud, hundreds of thousands of databases that are critical to business operations need to be migrated during the Cloud adoption process. Databases are often seen as the ‘blocker’ in completing large scale Public Cloud adoptions, much like security, networks, and regulations in previous years.

Overcome the ‘database blocker’ and eliminate digital transformation barriers with Version 1’s ‘DB2C’ (Database to Cloud) solution. Using automation, large-scale databases can be migrated at an unprecedented scale and speed to the Cloud.

Introduction to Amazon Aurora

Why Choose Version 1 as your Amazon Web Services Partner?

Version 1 is a leader in Cloud Services and was one of the first AWS Consulting Partners in Europe. We are an AWS Premier Partner and help customers deliver integrated solutions that help enable digital transformation for the future. We specialise in migrating and running complex enterprise workloads in Public Cloud, Cloud Economics, DevOps Framework, Alexa Skill and Microservices solutions, as well as integration of Amazon Alexa, Amazon Lex, Amazon Connect and APIs. Our team works closely with AWS to help our customers navigate the rapidly changing world of IT. Whether you are beginning your Cloud journey and need some support to get things started or already have an existing AWS environment that needs optimised for enhanced performance, we will bring added value to your business transformation.

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