Amazon Aurora

Relational database management system for MySQL & PostgreSQL

About Amazon Aurora

Aurora is a relational database management system that helps businesses manage, migrate and run MySQL, PostgreSQL, and other traditional enterprise databases in the cloud. The platform is managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which facilitates hardware provisioning, application patching, automated backup, cluster replication, and more across the database.

Aurora Serverless lets businesses automatically adjust scalability, performance, availability zones, and storage requirements according to commercial databases running on the platform. With Amazon VPC, administrators can configure a virtual private network to launch AWS resources and secure and control applications using cryptographic keys in AWS Key Management Service (KMS). It also ensures recovery from physical storage failures by storing data replicas in multiple availability zones and creating backups of codes, drivers, applications, and other information in Amazon S3.

Aurora provides enterprises with Amazon Global Database, letting them manage distributed applications, low-latency reads, and disaster recovery during outages. IT Teams can utilize Amazon CloudWatch to gain insights into performance of hybrid, on-premises, and AWS applications.

Pricing starting from:

US$0.02

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Business size

S M L

Deployment

  • Cloud-based
  • On-premise

Countries available

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$0.02

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Amazon Aurora

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Features

Total features of Amazon Aurora: 38

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Custom Development
  • Data Capture and Transfer
  • Data Dictionary Management
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Replication
  • Data Storage Management
  • Database Conversion
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Event Logs
  • Issue Tracking
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multiple Programming Languages Supported
  • Multitenancy
  • OLAP
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Queries
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Relational
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Server Monitoring
  • Storage Optimisation
  • Usage Tracking/Analytics

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5
(8)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
3.6/5

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Ajmal
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  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Best RDS Solution

Reviewed on 05/04/2020

If you are looking for a best solution in cloud or hybrid environment, go for it.

If you are looking for a best solution in cloud or hybrid environment, go for it.

Pros

Amazon Aurora is a wonderful Relational Database Solution in the AWS Cloud, it can provide you with up to 15 read replicas, it is amazingly server-less. You don't need to worry of capacity and performance.

Cons

It is a bit expensive as to the other available solutions, but considering its features it is a good choice.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

No concerns for speed or our SLAs

Reviewed on 29/06/2022

Years ago, as our product and userbase grew enough that basic RDS wasn't cutting it, our IT team...

Years ago, as our product and userbase grew enough that basic RDS wasn't cutting it, our IT team was surprised at how affordable the move to Aurora was, considering all the improvements. We've never looked back and don't have to spend nearly any working hours on scaling, migrations, and backups. We couldn't do what we do with out it.

Pros

The reliability, speed, and ease of scaling that Aurora offers are unmatched at their price. RDS was great when we started out, but with our software's growth, moving to Aurora was an easy decision.

Cons

The software has pretty much checked every box we have for managed database solutions. The only *ding* they get is for some often slow support response times/solutions.

Alternatives Considered

Amazon RDS

Reasons for Choosing Amazon Aurora

Growth. They managed our AWS Linux (EC2) instances for a while, but we had to make some staff changes. With very little effort we saw how RDS/Aurora would take the load off our crew and also give us better scalability and reliability.

Reasons for Switching to Amazon Aurora

Throughput became an increasing concern with the growth of our product and our staff. Just having to not worry about keeping staff to just babysit and manipulate our EC2 instances meanst our time and money would both be better spent improving our software.
Kayes
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

MAke Services Esier

Reviewed on 17/07/2020

Pros

everything on one platform thats the most amazing things.

Cons

Hard functionality. find out other option is hard

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Aurora - if you're on RDS, you should definitely give it a look

Reviewed on 29/05/2022

We had been on RDS for a number of years, happily running mySQL, when Aurora came out. The timing...

We had been on RDS for a number of years, happily running mySQL, when Aurora came out. The timing felt good: Oracle was just about buy mySQL (I think - not 100% sure on timing), so we were already feeling a bit edgy about what future support for mySQL was going to cost. It was hyped as a cheaper, faster alternative to mySQL -- and once we dipped our toes in the water, we discovered that's pretty much exactly what it is. We run a number of enterprise-class websites on an RDBMS backend, and we migrated from mySQL to Aurora within a few weeks. It was as simple as running database dumps, importing them into Aurora, and changing the pointers. Really. The interfaces are all identical, we didn't have to change any code at all (except for one thing -- see below), and once we cut over, it just worked. Which is basically what you want from your database. I'm very happy we switched over, and honestly, I still just kind of think of our database as mySQL. I use mySQL GUI tools to connect to it, write regular mySQL SQL queries to interact with it, and everything else just feels like the mySQL I grew up with. Only it's significantly cheaper, and feels faster. Win. The only caveat: there was one plugin we had in our mySQL install (it was a thing that let you do Levenshtein distance calculations) that was incompatible with Aurora. The plugin didn't exist. If you have a SUPER customized mySQL setup, look into whether Aurora supports all you do. But for us we never looked back.

Pros

* Pretty much a one-for-one swap with mySQL, only faster and cheaper
* Not any learning curve
* Super reliable

Cons

* If you have a seriously customized mysql installation, there may be some plugins that don't work

Alternatives Considered

MySQL

Reasons for Choosing Amazon Aurora

Amazon offered Aurora to us at a significant price discount on our RDS mySQL install, and claimed it would have (which it did) performance improvements as well.

Switched From

MySQL

Reasons for Switching to Amazon Aurora

Aurora delivered on its promises: almost 100% compatibility with mySQL, super reliable and stable, cheaper, and faster.
Trent
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Solid basis for any cloud database needs

Reviewed on 24/03/2022

I've enjoyed my experience using Aurora. It's a really nice database system and supports both...

I've enjoyed my experience using Aurora. It's a really nice database system and supports both MySQL and Postgres, which is a plus. Connecting it to EC2 is really easy by just making sure the security groups are happy. I like it and plan to use it a little for my own personal projects.

Pros

- Support both MySQL and Postres
- Available in both serverless and server-based varieties
- Easy to connect to via EC2 instances

Cons

- Reading/writing via external (i.e. not on AWS) applications is.... difficult. At least, it took me a while to figure it out. Maybe I was doing it wrong though.

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Amazon Aurora FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Amazon Aurora.

Amazon Aurora offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0.02
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Aurora is available on the pay-as-you-go model for traditional enterprise relational databases. Below given pricing apply to both MySQL-Compatible Edition or PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition: On-Demand Instance: Pricing is available across regions on per hour basis Reserved Instance: Available for a dedicated region Database usage is charged on an hourly basis Upfront and monthly payments are made for a standard 1-year term and standard 3-year term plan Please contact Amazon Web Services directly for further information.

Amazon Aurora has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001-5,000

Amazon Aurora supports the following languages:

English

Amazon Aurora supports the following devices:

Amazon Aurora integrates with the following applications:

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), AWS Key Management Service (KMS), AWS Management Console, Amazon RDS, Amazon VPC

Amazon Aurora offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep)

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