Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora

Today, the volume and the complexity of data is growing at an exponential speed. This puts database administrators and software developers in a difficult position because traditional databases with enterprise capabilities come at high costs or scalability becomes difficult for open-source databases. Brillio helps organizations find the perfect balance at optimized costs with the services of Amazon Aurora. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open-source databases.

Amazon Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administrative tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.


Amazon Aurora is a cloud-based relational database that provides the following benefits over traditional enterprise databases and open-source databases:

  • High Performance and Scalability:

    Get 5X the throughput of standard MySQL and 3X the throughput of standard PostgreSQL. This performance is on par with commercial databases, at 1/10th the cost. You can easily scale your database deployment up and down from smaller to larger instance types as your needs change or let Aurora Serverless handle scaling automatically for you.

  • High Availability and Durability:

    Amazon Aurora is designed to offer greater than 99.99% availability, replicating 6 copies of your data across 3 Availability Zones and backing up your data continuously to Amazon S3. It transparently recovers from physical storage failures; instance failover typically takes less than 30 seconds. You can also backtrack within seconds to a previous point in time, to recover from user errors.

  • Highly Secure:

    Amazon Aurora provides multiple levels of security for your database. These include network isolation using Amazon VPC, encryption at rest using keys you create and control through AWS Key Management Service (KMS) and encryption of data in transit using SSL.

  • MySQL and PostgreSQL Compatible:

    The Amazon Aurora database engine is fully compatible with existing MySQL and PostgreSQL open-source databases and adds compatibility for new releases regularly.

  • Fully Managed:

    Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS). An organization does not need to worry about database management tasks such as hardware provisioning, software patching, setup, configuration, or backups.

  • Migration Support:

    MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility make Amazon Aurora a compelling target for secure database migrations to the cloud with minimal downtime.

Use cases

  • Enterprise Applications:

    Amazon Aurora is a great option for any enterprise application that can use a relational database. Compared to commercial databases, Amazon Aurora can help cut down your database costs by 90% or more while improving the reliability and availability of the database. Amazon Aurora being a fully managed service helps you save time by automating time-consuming tasks such as provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.

  • Software as a Service (SaaS) Applications:

    SaaS applications often use multi-tenant architectures, which requires a great deal of flexibility in instance and storage scaling along with high performance and reliability. Amazon Aurora provides all of these features in a managed database offering, helping SaaS companies focus on building high-quality applications without worrying about the underlying database that powers the application.

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