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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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Teradata Database

It's well suited to large organisations where multiple departments across large geographical regions need to access one centralised repository. It's not so well suited to small-medium sized organisations where databases are not so large.
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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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  • Scalability, where it's able to house magnitudes more data compared to a standard SQL database while still retaining good performance.
  • Performance, able to quickly retrieve millions of rows with ease.
  • Adaptability, able to connect to the likes of Tableau desktop to enable quick analysis.
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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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  • Unlike most of the other DB, the SQL scripting is difficult here, we need to learn for using any advance scripting
  • More room for automation of deployments is needed.
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[It's] a must have application in the organisation that cannot be easily replaced.
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The interface is still based on 90s, overall usability will never be very high due to the intrinsic expertise required for any and all users of the application/system.
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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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Microsoft is definitely the easiest solution for beginners. We can start our journey as fast as with MS Windows. We should only take care with the installation process to avoid mistakes, that will be hard to correct later. Oracle is a huge solution with many additional tools and middle-ware platform. Both MS and Oracle have much bigger internet support resources and communities; that is a huge advantage.
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Return on Investment

  • Aurora Serverless has allowed us to inexpensively implement best-practices for our microservices architecture.
  • Aurora is mostly managed; our engineers can focus on features instead of database administration.
  • Aurora is capable of high throughput. Speed is not our first priority, but we still benefit from it.
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  • Positive - allowing multiple departments to use and access fewer versions of the 'truth' which results in the least variance in data across the organisation
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Amazon Aurora

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Free Trial
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Teradata Database

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