Posted On: Aug 21, 2023

Amazon Aurora now supports Global Database Failover, a fully managed experience for performing a cross-Region database failover to respond to unplanned events such as a regional outage. With Global Database Failover, you can convert a secondary region into the new primary region in typically a minute and also maintain the multi-region Global Database configuration. To learn more about Global Database Failover, see this blog.

Starting today, we are also renaming “Managed Planned Failover” to “Global Database Switchover”, which is a fully managed cross-region database failover experience meant for planned events such as regional rotations. See our documentation to learn more about Global Database Failover and Switchover.

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at a global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.