Amazon Aurora vs Azure Database for MySQL

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Amazon RDS for Aurora vs Azure Database for MySQL: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon RDS for Aurora as "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. On the other hand, Azure Database for MySQL is detailed as "Managed MySQL database service for app developers". Azure Database for MySQL provides a managed database service for app development and deployment that allows you to stand up a MySQL database in minutes and scale on the fly – on the cloud you trust most.

Amazon RDS for Aurora and Azure Database for MySQL belong to "SQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about Amazon Aurora and Azure Database for MySQL
Phillip Manwaring
Developer at Coach Align · | 5 upvotes · 18.6K views

Using on-demand read/write capacity while we scale our userbase - means that we're well within the free-tier on AWS while we scale the business and evaluate traffic patterns.

Using single-table design, which is dead simple using Jeremy Daly's dynamodb-toolbox library

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Pros of Amazon Aurora
Pros of Azure Database for MySQL
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    MySQL compatibility
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    Better performance
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    Easy read scalability
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    Speed
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    Low latency read replica
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    High IOPS cost
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    Good cost performance
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    Cons of Amazon Aurora
    Cons of Azure Database for MySQL
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      Vendor locking
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      Rigid schema
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      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.

      What is Azure Database for MySQL?

      Azure Database for MySQL provides a managed database service for app development and deployment that allows you to stand up a MySQL database in minutes and scale on the fly – on the cloud you trust most.

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora and Azure Database for MySQL?
      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.
      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.
      Books
      It is an immutable double-entry accounting database service. It supports many clients and businesses at global scale, leaning on Google Cloud Spanner and Google Kubernetes Engine to make that possible.
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