Amazon RDS for Aurora vs Amazon RDS: 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; Amazon RDS: Set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. 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.
Amazon RDS for Aurora and Amazon RDS 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, Amazon RDS provides the following key features:
- Pre-configured Parameters
- Monitoring and Metrics
- Automatic Software Patching
"MySQL compatibility " is the top reason why over 11 developers like Amazon RDS for Aurora, while over 163 developers mention "Reliable failovers" as the leading cause for choosing Amazon RDS.
Airbnb, Netflix, and Coursera are some of the popular companies that use Amazon RDS, whereas Amazon RDS for Aurora is used by Medium, StackShare, and Zumba. Amazon RDS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1435 company stacks & 526 developers stacks; compared to Amazon RDS for Aurora, which is listed in 121 company stacks and 31 developer stacks.
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