Aurora Global Database Supports Multiple Secondary Regions

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, you can add as many as five secondary regions to your global cluster, expanding the reach of your database worldwide.

Aurora Global Database replicates writes in the primary region with typical latency of <1 second to secondary regions, for low latency global reads. For example, you may choose to run one database in different parts of the world to serve users in those regions. In disaster recovery situations, you can promote any secondary region to take full read-write responsibilities in under a minute.

Global Database with multiple secondary region support is available with Aurora MySQL engine version 1.22, compatible with MySQL 5.6, and with engine version 2.07, compatible with MySQL 5.7. 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 throughput than standard MySQL and up to three times better throughput than standard PostgreSQL, together with increased scalability, durability, and security.