Amazon Aurora Reviews

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Ilyas Bakouch | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Developers can easily spin up new DB instances to work with and retire them when done, helping us migrate towards the DevOps philosophy: No need for a dedicated team to handle infrastructure/operations.
  • Aurora Serverless helped us a lot for peak periods and for when the load is unpredictable: cut costs and only per usage.
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Arthur Zubarev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • More predictable costs (AWS provides more than one budgeting and ToC tool unlike the other Cloud providers by the way).
  • Aurora can be more expensive (roughly 20%) than a dedicated standalone MySQL or Postgres, however, it is much faster and far more elastic than the regular, hosted instance.
  • The development time went down. This is especially true with Microservices or application mesh.
  • The DBA becomes less in focus, backup, patching, and failover are no longer a task or item to worry about too much, this allows us to assign the resources differently. Less advanced planning.
  • MySQL or Postgres Aurora are both well understood and mature products with plenty of pool of talent.
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Jesse Bickel, MS - PMP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Amazon Aurora has significantly reduced our third-party logging software costs.
  • Amazon Aurora has significantly increased our ability to store logs long term with the peace of mind of being able to access and query the database with ease.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • After migrating to Amazon Aurora, our speed of the query, database availability, and security has increased a lot from before.
  • It has an inbuilt autodetection and correction mechanism for locks in the database, which is a great asset for any team. It also enhances our database schema if it not properly structured.
  • If your requirements are not clear at the moment, but you know based on the project that it is going to be a big database, then you should go with Amazon Aurora as you can scale and descale based on your needs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 11, 2019

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Return on Investment

  • Has enabled us to not pay for over provisioned database storage that we may or may not need thanks to auto-scaling features.
  • Per-second replica ability gives us peace of mind.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • 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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Vasco Mendes | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • The customers where we implemented Amazon Aurora database don't need to have an employee specialized in features and security upgrades.
  • The database replication and schedule for backup tasks are much easier, so less prone to errors.
  • We have never had a database downtime on our applications, which is essential for our customer business.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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  • The main positive for my team is the time that has been freed up from the tasks of managing updates and fixing replication issues.
  • A negative for myself as a database administrator is removal of features that were available in MySQL. Examples include 1) the use of the storage engines other than InnoDB (such as the Federated Storage Engine), 2) certain administrative privileges such as ability to export to csv file and easy ability to kill processes. I seem to also forget they removed the built-in kill ability and you must use their own provided kill functionality.
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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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