Posted On: Mar 9, 2021

An Amazon Aurora Global Database is a single database that spans multiple AWS Regions, enabling disaster recovery from region-wide outages and low latency global reads. With today’s launch, the feature is available in the AWS Americas (São Paulo) and AWS Europe (Stockholm) Regions.  

Aurora Global Database replicates writes from the primary to the secondary regions with typical latency of <1 second, enabling both fast failover with minimal data loss and low latency global reads. In unplanned disaster recovery situations, you can promote any secondary AWS Region to take full read-write responsibilities in under a minute. Global Database is available for both the MySQL-compatible and PostgreSQL-compatible editions of Aurora in 17 AWS Regions. See Amazon Aurora Pricing for a complete list.  

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.