Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Amazon Aurora: Amazon MySQL 5.6 compatible database service

For high-end commercial databases that deliver cost-effective speed and reliability
is now on AWS. Amazon claims that Aurora can deliver 5X the throughput of standard
MySQL with four 9s running on same hardware. 

The secret of this improved performance it appears lies in the tight integration of database engine and the SSD-backed, virtualized, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system. Crash recovery is automatic with capability to fail-over to as many a s15 read replicas. Aurora can exapnd from 1oGB
to 64TB.

Read personal experience [Review: Amazon Aurora rocks MySQL] testing Aurora here.

Can it really pose threat to the likes of Oracle and SQL Server?


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