Posted On: Mar 6, 2023

Amazon Aurora now extends the disaster recovery capabilities of Global Database and Cross-Region database cluster snapshot copying in nine additional AWS Regions, including Africa (Cape Town), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Hyderabad, Jakarta ), Europe (Milan, Spain, Zurich) and Middle East (Bahrain, UAE).

An Amazon Aurora Global Database is a single database that can span up to six AWS Regions, enabling disaster recovery from region-wide outages and low latency global reads. Starting today, you can create an Aurora global database in additional regions for replicating 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. Aurora Global Database is available for both the MySQL-compatible and PostgreSQL-compatible editions of Aurora. For information about Aurora global database versions supported see Using Amazon Aurora global databases.

With this release, Cross-Region copying of a database cluster snapshots created either automatically or manually is now also available in these additional regions for your data retention, compliance, and/or disaster recovery needs. For more information see Copying a database cluster snapshot.

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other AWS services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.