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InfoWorld Review – Amazon Aurora Rocks MySQL

Back when I was young, InfoWorld was a tabloid-sized journal that chronicled the growth of the PC industry. Every week I would await the newest issue and read it cover to cover, eager to learn all about the latest and greatest hardware and software. I always enjoyed and appreciated the reviews — they were unfailingly deep, objective, and helpful.

With this as background, I am really happy to be able to let you know that the team at InfoWorld recently put Amazon Aurora through its paces, wrote a detailed review, and named it an Editor’s Choice. They succinctly and accurately summarized the architecture, shared customer feedback from AWS re:Invent, and ran an intensive benchmark, concluding that:

This level of performance is far beyond any I’ve seen from other open source SQL databases, and it was achieved at far lower cost than you would pay for an Oracle database of similar power.

We’re very proud of Amazon Aurora and I think you’ll understand why after you read this review.


Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.