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 convert an existing single-region Aurora database to a global one, simply by adding another region to it.

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. Converting your critical databases ahead of time will make them ready for recovery should the need ever arise. 

You can create a new Global Database cluster or convert an existing cluster to be global 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. See Aurora Pricing for regional availability.