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Amazon RDS for Aurora vs GenieDB: 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; GenieDB: Multi-master, multi-cloud, geo-distributed MySQL database. GenieDB’s DBaaS uses multi-master replication and multi-regional distribution on multiple cloud infrastructures (Amazon AWS, IBM Softlayer, DigitalOcean, Rackspace Cloud, and Google Cloud) to help reduce latency, eliminate downtime, and easily scale your database.

Amazon RDS for Aurora and GenieDB 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, GenieDB provides the following key features:

  • Multi-master replication with auto-conflict resolution
  • Geo-distribution across multiple regions and cloud providers using eventual consistency model with geo-compliance
  • Auto-recovery and healing with re-synchronization
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What is Amazon RDS for 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 GenieDB?

GenieDB’s DBaaS uses multi-master replication and multi-regional distribution on multiple cloud infrastructures (Amazon AWS, IBM Softlayer, DigitalOcean, Rackspace Cloud, and Google Cloud) to help reduce latency, eliminate downtime, and easily scale your database.

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          What are some alternatives to Amazon RDS for Aurora and GenieDB?
          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
          MySQL databases deployed in the cloud without a fuss. Google Cloud Platform provides you with powerful databases that run fast, don’t run out of space and give your application the redundant, reliable storage it needs.
          ClearDB
          ClearDB uses a combination of advanced replication techniques, advanced cluster technology, and layered web services to provide you with a MySQL database that is "smarter" than usual.
          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.
          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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          Secumail uses Amazon RDS for AuroraAmazon RDS for Aurora

          Managed MySQL clustered database so I dont have to deal with the required infrastructure

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          Core database for managing users, teams, tests, and result summaries

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          Yaakov Gesher uses Amazon RDS for AuroraAmazon RDS for Aurora

          We moved our database from compose.io to AWS for speed and price.

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          • Performance, HA and Scalable.
          • AutoScale replicas.
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