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.

Aurora Global Database is supported on Aurora MySQL engine release 2.07 and above. You can create a global cluster with just a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console or download the latest AWS SDK or CLI. Read the Aurora documentation to learn more. 

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.