Amazon Aurora: AWS Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL 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 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 of the cost. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.
Amazon Aurora features a distributed, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system that auto-scales up to 64TB per database instance. It delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low-latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three Availability Zones (AZS).
Amazon AWS Aurora Benefits
The Amazon Aurora is very easy to use, you just need to start the instance in your code with Amazon RDS console or call API. Use Amazon CloudWatch within Amazon Aurora to monitor.
In amazon Aurora you no need concern about updating or provisioning because Amazon takes control of everything and if required performs software patching also.
Highly Available and Durable
With the Amazon Aurora, you can create multiple availability zones and you can reduce local read/ write speed because it is a global DB that is distributed across multiple AWS regions.
If your database is running with Amazon VPC then you can detach your network.
To protect your data you can encrypt the keys with the AWS key management service.
With the help of Amazon Autoscaling, you can increase or decrease the database size when you required more or less storage.
In Amazon Aurora, you can migrate the local database to Aurora with the help of pg-dump and MySQL.
The Amazon Aurora allows you to pay for the storage and processing power you use so no need to pay before or other payments. you just need to pay monthly.