Amazon Aurora

unnamedYesterday Amazon officially announced AWS support for their latest RDBMS engine – Aurora. We are big fans.

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 Aurora joins MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL as the fifth database engine available to customers through Amazon RDS. Amazon RDS handles routine database tasks such as provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection via the Multi-AZ deployment option, and repair.

Here is the press release…

Amazon Aurora is now available to all customers. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database management system (RDBMS) 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 RDBMS while delivering similar performance and availability.
Amazon Aurora joins MySQL, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and PostgreSQL as the fifth relational database engine available to customers through Amazon RDS, which automatically handles database tasks such as provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.

For more information about Amazon Aurora, read the AWS blog and visit the Amazon Aurora webpage.