Amazon takes on MySQL with Aurora

After nine months of testing, Amazon Web Services is now offering its Aurora database as a full commercial service, positioning it as a high-performance alternative to the widely used open source MySQL database.

“For the majority of workloads, we’re recommending Amazon Aurora for database use,” said Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services general manager for product strategy. “We’re expecting customers will use Aurora as their default choice.”

The company claims Aurora can run five times as quickly as a standard MySQL deployment, while offering the reliability of a high-end commercial database.

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