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

What is 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.

What is Azure SQL Database? Managed, intelligent SQL in the cloud. 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.

Amazon RDS for Aurora and Azure SQL Database can be categorized as "SQL Database as a Service" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Amazon RDS for Aurora has a broader approval, being mentioned in 201 company stacks & 196 developers stacks; compared to Azure SQL Database, which is listed in 35 company stacks and 93 developer stacks.

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Pros of Amazon Aurora
Pros of Azure SQL Database
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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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    Managed
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    Secure
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    Scalable

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Cons of Amazon Aurora
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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 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.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora and Azure SQL Database?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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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