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Amazon Aurora

Many places where Aurora is well suited:
  • If you are trying to build a serverless backend.
  • Amazon hosted relational database service (RDS). So we do not have to manage the database maintenance.
  • Backup and archival can be done to AWS S3, which is very convenient.
  • It provides high performance and scalability.
  • It's very secure. You could use AWS Key management service (KMS) to encrypt and store data on AWS Aurora.
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MySQL

MySQL is well suited to be a backend database to store data. Since MySQL has been around for many years, lots of people know how to set it up and use it, making it easy to get support or bring on new developers on a project using MySQL. Previously, I've seen MySQL being used as a queuing system, which was not really what it was designed for, and lead to stability issues when scaled up.
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Pros

  • Aurora is a relational database as a service on AWS which is MySQL and Postgres compatible. So if you are looking for a serverless option which going through need to host and manage a database then Aurora as a service is great.
  • It is a simple and cost-effective open source database which is much cheaper than a normal database cost. Hence very efficient for microservices database where you do not need one very large centralized database but many small databases that are available and low latency.
  • Aurora provides high performance and low latency. Last year they also announced multi-master in the same region and read replicas in multiple regions. This is very convenient if you are trying to design and build a highly reliable application.
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  • Precise queries without many ramifications or connections, queries that do not require a large amount of data processing
  • Allows the hierarchy of database through different schemes or environments which allows having more data to be hosted with conditions and particularities relevant to each one.
  • It provides an excellent option to preserve the protected information. It is reliable and offers a lot of security to its users.
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Cons

  • Just like AWS DynamoDB which is a not a SQL solution and is truly a global DB, it would be great if AWS Aurora can become a global DB. What that means is that it is multi-region multi-master. That way writes to different regions of AWS would all be in sync and available in replicas on different regions.
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  • As more and more things move to big data / noSQL, it would be nice to see more of the functionality from those solutions find a place within MySQL
  • It may considered antiquated because of some of the other big data / no sql solutions that are available.
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MySQL8.4
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It is best open source relational database.
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MySQL8.0
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I give MySQL a 9/10 overall because I really like it but I feel like there are a lot of tech people who would hate it if I gave it a 10/10. I've never had any problems with it or reached any of its limitations but I know a few people who have so I can't give it a 10/10 based on those complaints.
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MySQL8.5
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The support staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. I only had to get part way through my explanations before they had a solution. They will walk you through a fix or actually connect in and fix the problem for you--or would if you can allow it. I've done it both ways with them. They are always forthcoming with 'how to do this if it happens again' information. I love working with MySQL support.
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Alternatives Considered

Unlike proprietary solutions like Microsoft SQL Server, Amazon Aurora does not need proprietary licensing, so we can use this budget to get cloud solutions with high availability and performance, at a similar rate. When compared to MySQL or Postgres SQL, it allows us to have a database system always updated with the most current features and security best practices without having to worry about it. In normal database systems like MySQL to keep the database system up to date we need to have someone always looking for new upgrades.As it relies on MySQL there is no extra formation for a team that is already used to a MySQL solution.
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I have the most experience with MySQL so I feel most comfortable using and implementing it. I like it over MSSQL just because I'm not a fan of some of the features MSSQL has. My Mongo and Hadoop experience was for a very specific purpose and they better matches the project requirements.
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Return on Investment

  • The costs of Aurora is 5x and 3x less than RDS MySql and Postgres on AWS. Hence tremendous cost savings.
  • Bring up your database in a matter of minutes. This is very crucial for quick solutions on the cloud.
  • Best suited for serverless backend solutions for microservices.
  • Highly secure for banking applications with AWS KMS.
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  • The community edition is free so you can get up and running quickly.
  • It's easy to find developers who know how to use it.
  • It's quick and easy to install and use.
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Amazon Aurora

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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MySQL

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Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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