Amazon Aurora Multi-Master is Now Generally Available

Posted on: Aug 8, 2019

Amazon Aurora Multi-Master is now generally available, allowing you to create multiple read-write instances of your Aurora database across multiple Availability Zones, which enables uptime-sensitive applications to achieve continuous write availability through instance failure. In the event of instance or Availability Zone failures, Aurora Multi-Master enables the Aurora database to maintain read and write availability with zero application downtime. With Aurora Multi-Master, there is no need for database failovers to resume write operations. Check out this blog to find out how to build highly available MySQL applications using Aurora Multi-Master.

The feature is now available on Aurora MySQL 5.6 in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), and EU (Ireland). You can read the Amazon Aurora documentation to learn more. You can create an Aurora Multi-Master cluster 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 throughput than standard MySQL and up to three times better throughput than standard PostgreSQL, together with increased scalability, durability, and security.

9/8/23: Multi-Master is no longer available as of Feb 28, 2023