The broadest selection of purpose-built databases for all your application needs
Choose from 15+ purpose-built database engines including relational, key-value, document, in-memory, graph, time series, wide column, and ledger databases. AWS’s portfolio of purpose-built databases supports diverse data models and allows you to build use case driven, highly scalable, distributed applications.
Get relational databases that are 3-5X faster than popular alternatives, or non-relational databases that give you microsecond to sub-millisecond latency. Start small and scale as your applications grow. You can scale your database's compute and storage resources easily, often with no downtime.
With AWS databases, you don’t need to worry about database management tasks such as server provisioning, patching, configuration, or backups. AWS continuously monitors your clusters to keep your workloads running with self-healing storage and automated scaling, so that you can focus on application development.
AWS databases are built for business-critical, enterprise workloads, offering high availability, reliability, and security. These databases support multi-region, multi-master replication, and provide full oversight of your data with multiple levels of security, including network isolation, and end-to-end encryption.
|Database Type||Use Cases||AWS Service|
|Relational||Traditional applications, ERP, CRM, e-commerce||Amazon Aurora | Amazon RDS | Amazon Redshift|
|Key-value||High-traffic web apps, e-commerce systems, gaming applications||Amazon DynamoDB|
|In-memory||Caching, session management, gaming leaderboards, geospatial applications||Amazon ElastiCache for Memcached | Amazon ElastiCache for Redis|
|Document||Content management, catalogs, user profiles||Amazon DocumentDB (with MongoDB compatibility)|
|Wide-column||High scale industrial apps for equipment maintenance, fleet management, and route optimization||Amazon Keyspaces (for Apache Cassandra)|
|Graph||Fraud detection, social networking, recommendation engines||Amazon Neptune|
|Time series||IoT applications, DevOps, industrial telemetry
|Ledger||Systems of record, supply chain, registrations, banking transactions||Amazon QLDB|
AWS offers a broad range of fully managed database services that are purpose-built for every major use case
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Build modern apps with purpose-built databases
AWS offers the broadest range of 15 purpose-built database services. These databases are optimized to give you the performance, scale, and availability that you need to support your most demanding workloads.
Break free from legacy databases
Break free from old‐guard databases that lock you in to proprietary technology, impose punitive licensing terms, and perform frequent audits. AWS provides open-source compatible databases that are built for the cloud with commercial grade performance, availability, and scale at a fraction of the cost.
Samsung migrated 1.1 billion users across three continents from Oracle to Amazon Aurora.
"The scalability of Amazon Aurora is the best benefit—especially if we focus on the cost. Samsung reduced monthly database costs by 44%."
- Salva Jung, Principal Architect and Engineering Manager
A+E Networks migrated to serverless AWS databases to create microservices-driven cloud-native applications.
The Pokemon Company migrated to purpose-built AWS databases and saved tens of thousands of dollars per month.
Cathay Pacific modernized passenger revenue optimization system on AWS and increased performance by 20%.