Posted On: Nov 3, 2021

Amazon Aurora Global Database is a feature of Amazon Aurora. It is designed for applications with a global footprint. It allows a single Aurora database to span multiple AWS Regions, with fast replication to enable low-latency global reads and disaster recovery from Region-wide outages. With today’s launch, Amazon Aurora Global Database is available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East and US-West) Regions. Amazon Aurora Global Database customers will now be able to replicate across AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West) Regions.

Aurora Global Database replicates writes from the primary to the secondary AWS Regions with a typical latency of less than one 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. Aurora Global Database is available for both the MySQL-compatible and PostgreSQL-compatible editions of Aurora in 20 AWS Regions. See Amazon Aurora Pricing for a complete list.

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. To learn more, read the Aurora Global Database documentation.

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. To get started with Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.