Posted On: Nov 26, 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 supported on the MySQL 5.7-compatible edition of Aurora. You can create a new Global Database cluster by adding a region to an existing MySQL 5.7 cluster.
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.
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 together with increased scalability, durability, and security.