Posted On: May 1, 2019

An Amazon Aurora Global Database is a single database that spans multiple AWS regions, enabling low latency global reads and disaster recovery from region-wide outages. With today’s launch, the feature is available for the MySQL-compatible edition of Aurora in 14 AWS regions. 

Aurora Global Database replicates writes in the primary region with typical latency of <1 second to secondary regions, for low latency global reads. In disaster recovery situations, you can promote the secondary region to take full read-write responsibilities in under a minute. 

The feature is now available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), and EU (Paris). You can set up replication between any pair of regions. 

Read the Aurora documentation to learn more. You can create an Aurora Global Database with just a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console or download the latest AWS SDK or CLI. 

Amazon Aurora combines the performance 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 the typical MySQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security.