Posted On: Nov 29, 2017

Amazon Aurora Serverless is an on-demand auto-scaling configuration for Amazon Aurora, where the database will automatically start up, shut down, and scale up or down capacity based on your application's needs. Aurora Serverless enables you to run your relational database in the cloud without managing any database instances or clusters.

The preview will be available for the Aurora MySQL-compatible edition, and you can participate by filling out the signup form.

Aurora Serverless is built for applications with infrequent, intermittent or unpredictable workloads. Example include online games, low-volume blogs, new applications where demand is unknown, and dev/test environments that don’t need to constantly run. Current database solutions require a significant provisioning and management effort to adjust capacity, leading to worries about over- or under-provisioning of resources.

With Aurora Serverless, you can optionally specify the minimum and maximum capacity that your application needs, and only pay for the resources you consume. The benefits of serverless computing are now available in the world of relational databases.

Amazon Aurora is a fully managed relational database that combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. For more information about Aurora Serverless, visit the product page.

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