Posted On: Sep 8, 2016

You can now connect to all the read replicas on your Amazon Aurora cluster through a single reader end point. Until now, you could use the cluster end point to connect to the primary instance in the cluster or instance end points to direct queries to specific instances on your Aurora cluster.  

You can use the reader endpoint to provide high availability for your read-only queries from your DB cluster by placing multiple Aurora Replicas in different Availability Zones and then connecting to the read-only endpoint for your read workload. The reader endpoint also load-balances connections to the Aurora Replicas in a DB cluster.

For more information on promotion tiers and failover logic, read the Amazon Aurora User Guide. To know more about Amazon Aurora, visit our product page.