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Amazon Aurora

MySQL and PostgreSQL compatible relational database with several times better performance

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.
Amazon Aurora is a tool in the SQL Database as a Service category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon Aurora?

343 companies reportedly use Amazon Aurora in their tech stacks, including Delivery Hero, StackShare, and HENNGE K.K..

401 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon Aurora.

Amazon Aurora Integrations

MySQL, PostgreSQL, AWS Glue, dbForge Studio for MySQL, and Amazon Quicksight are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon Aurora. Here's a list of all 18 tools that integrate with Amazon Aurora.
Pros of Amazon Aurora
MySQL compatibility
Better performance
Easy read scalability
Low latency read replica
High IOPS cost
Good cost performance
Decisions about Amazon Aurora

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon Aurora in their tech stack.

Craig Heath
Owner at Bluefield Identity · | 5 upvotes · 11.3K views

Does anyone have any advice or guidance on how to create a Lucee instance in the Amazon Web Service cloud? I'm a many years CF dev but I have zero experience working with cloud services and I'm trying to roll my own on this one. I have a traditional ACF hosting arrangement I desperately need to migrate from (their support has recently evaporated and it's causing my application performance nightmares) and my app will need to be in the cloud for scalability considerations so I'm figuring now is the best time to make the move. My current setup is ACF with a MSSQL backend and I think I'd like to migrate that to a Lucee/MySQL or Amazon Aurora setup.

Any pointers would be most welcome. Thanks in advance!

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Needs advice
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My company is deciding between two developers for a mobile application, one proposing Amazon Aurora and the other MongoDB. In layman's terms, I would like to know the difference between the two.

The mobile app includes features such as: 1. Telematrix data from an existing web application 2. Push Notifications 3. Records from the company's database for viewing 4. E-commerce page

It would be so helpful to hear your opinions and recommendations. Our in-house IT is not very helpful in terms of communicating the pros and cons of each.

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Pedro Arnal Puente
CTO at La Cupula Music SL · | 8 upvotes · 604.5K views
Shared insights

Our base infrastructure is composed of Debian based servers running in Amazon EC2 , asset storage with Amazon S3 , and Amazon RDS for Aurora and Redis under Amazon ElastiCache for data storage.

We are starting to work in automated provisioning and management with Terraform.

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Blog Posts

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Amazon Aurora's Features

  • High Throughput with Low Jitter
  • Push-button Compute Scaling
  • Storage Auto-scaling
  • Amazon Aurora Replicas
  • Instance Monitoring and Repair
  • Fault-tolerant and Self-healing Storage
  • Automatic, Continuous, Incremental Backups and Point-in-time Restore
  • Database Snapshots
  • Resource-level Permissions
  • Easy Migration
  • Monitoring and Metrics

Amazon Aurora Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora?
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.
It is a fully managed cloud native database-as-a-service built on Vitess and Kubernetes. A MySQL compatible highly scalable database. Effortlessly deploy, manage, and monitor your databases in multiple regions and across cloud providers.
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.
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Amazon Aurora's Followers
727 developers follow Amazon Aurora to keep up with related blogs and decisions.