Amazon Aurora vs DigitalOcean Managed Databases

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Amazon RDS for Aurora vs DigitalOcean Managed Databases: 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 DigitalOcean Managed Databases? Fully hosted and managed database engines for your applications, so you can focus on building, not patching. 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.

Amazon RDS for Aurora and DigitalOcean Managed Databases belong to "SQL Database as a Service" category of the tech stack.

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, DigitalOcean Managed Databases provides the following key features:

  • Multi-node database clustering
  • Automated failover support
  • Daily backups with Point in Time Recovery (7 days)
Decisions about Amazon Aurora and DigitalOcean Managed Databases
Phillip Manwaring
Developer at Coach Align · | 5 upvotes · 18.2K 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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      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 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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        What are some alternatives to Amazon Aurora and DigitalOcean Managed Databases?
        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.
        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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