Amazon Aurora Reviews

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Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We looked into a NoSQL solution, several of them actually, one document-based and another columnar for the use with our microservices. Neither turned as a winner. In both cases they lost to one or another deficiency discovered and lacked support to featured we envisioned and functionality used on our existing legacy application. We then decided to give a shot at SQL Server. Whilst it offered all we needed the price point and how it is positioned within the AWS ecosystem it did not make it to the final choice.
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Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
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While they use similar services depending on the use case but Amazon Aurora significantly reduced our costs with Datadog. Being able to leverage our S3 buckets and using Amazon Aurora has allowed us to retain logs to meet our up to six-year requirement of retention without using the inflated costs Datadog hot storage. We were able to reduce the retention down to 30 days and have all logs after 30 days automatically dump into S3.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Aurora is in a different league altogether because it is a serverless cloud-based database unlike those two. You don't need to buy any upfront server space and storage, but you can scale as and when your project requires. It is mostly suited for medium to large databases and usually the ones which are not queried on a regular basis.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 11, 2019

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Aurora is a terrific drop-in replacement for many workloads that are now running on Amazon's RDS product. Aurora comes with significant performance improvements and additional features, namely the simple, no down time compute scaling, storage auto-scaling, extremely low latency read replicas, and incremental backups that allow to rollback to any second in the past within the storage window.
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Shiv Shivakumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
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We evaluated Oracle against Amazon Aurora and when put to real test found that Aurora was much faster and at the same time was able to scale up well with data growth and was much cheaper than Oracle. It was also able to manage database crash much better than Oracle and also provided the ability of maintaining more than 1 replica when needed at a cheaper price.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Amazon Aurora is the open source AWS managed relational database service that is lesser in cost than AWS RDS.
Both Postgres and MySQL are supported. Hence this is a cheaper and highly reliable service offered by AWS.
If you are building applications on AWS then this should cater to all your needs for a relational database.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Aurora MySQL 5.6 lacks many of the features of PostgreSQL, and even more recent versions of MySQL or MariaDB. You may be able to tolerate these deficiencies; simple OLTP use-cases will be served adequately. Like RDS and DynamoDB, Aurora is managed and integrates well with other AWS products. Amazon Aurora Serverless can be much less expensive than RDS, however.
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Andrew Raines | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Using cloud-based services such as RDS or Aurora take all the hassle out of managing database servers yourself. It also gives you the flexibility to easily spin up and down additional instances and as when required. Where Aurora outshines RDS is in terms of performance - we saw around 2-5x improvement in query read times across the board.
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Vasco Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer
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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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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In the end, we went with Amazon Aurora due to the decent performance and cost. Cost was determined in two ways for us: 1) no additional license is required (such as using SQL Server or Oracle) and 2) the ability to cut down on needed resources to maintain the system from the maintenance perspective due to the built-in maintenance capabilities. Amazon Aurora is also based on MySQL (soon to include PostgreSQL ) which allowed my team to quickly and easily move our existing MySQL servers to a faster system.
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About Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL compatible relational database system from Amazon Web Services.
Categories:  Relational Databases

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