Posted On: Mar 10, 2017

Amazon Aurora is now available to customers in the AWS US West (N. California) region. This increases the number of available regions to eleven, giving you another option for database placement, availability and scalability.

Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better performance than MySQL at a price point one tenth that of high-end commercial databases. You can use the AWS Database Migration Service to migrate your databases to Amazon Aurora with minimal downtime.

For more information, please visit the Aurora product page.