- by Emre Yilmaz
- Sep 24, 2019
- AWS, Databases
Amazon RDS is the managed relational database solution of AWS. You leave the setup and maintenance of your database to AWS, and focus on using it with the help of RDS. You can launch and maintain community edition MySQL, PostgreSQL databases as well as commercial Oracle and SQL Server databases on Amazon RDS. However, in a few years ago, AWS developed its own cloud native, enterprise level database engine called Amazon Aurora.
Aurora provides MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. In this post, I will discuss some of its unique features and why you should choose it instead of community edition MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.
Recently, Aurora also launched its serverless and multi-master versions and any of these features can alone be the reason to choose it. However, in this post, we will focus on single-master Aurora deployment and its advantages over RDS. ... read more