Nov 10, 2018

Amazon Aurora - a MySQL-compatible, relational database engine on the cloud

Amazon's announced a new RDS offering called Aurora. Claims of big benefits are claimed.
  • high availability - 6 copies of data
  • incremental backup & recovery
  • 5x speedup improvement
  • warm restarts
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 joins MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL as the fifth database engine available to customers through Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS handles routine database tasks such as provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.