Amazon Aurora is available through Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) as a fully managed database engine. After launching an Aurora instance, you can connect to it using any database client that supports MySQL or PostgreSQL. Below you will find the resources you need to get started with Amazon Aurora, migrate your existing databases and applications, and learn best practices.

Get Started with Amazon Aurora

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Immediately get hands-on with Amazon Aurora. Leverage these tutorials and guides to get up and running fast.

Getting Started with Amazon Aurora Video

Step-by-step walkthrough on creating your first database cluster on Amazon Aurora.


Aurora Getting Started Guide

Official user guide for all things Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora.

Aurora Getting Started Paper

Understand the benefits of Amazon Aurora and walk through the steps required to create and connect to your first Aurora database.


Getting Started with Amazon Aurora

Introduction to Aurora, the capabilities and features, and the common use cases.

Forrester Database-as-a-Service Wave

AWS is positioned as a Leader in the Forrester Wave for Database-as-a-Service, Q2 2017.

Aurora Serverless 10-Minute Tutorial

Configure and connect to a serverless Aurora MySQL database in this 10-minute tutorial.

So what makes Amazon Aurora so powerful and the fastest growing service at AWS? Check out these curated resources for more information.

Aurora Database Blog

The latest blogs and articles from our database gurus, who will walk you through use cases, integrations and Amazon Aurora architecture.


Deep Dive on Amazon Aurora

Deep dive into the key innovations behind Amazon Aurora, new improvements to Aurora performance and availability, and optimal configurations.


Aurora Fast Database Cloning

Fast Database Cloning can clone the largest databases in minutes, with no impact on database performance.

It has never been easier to migrate your on-premises or cloud database to Amazon Aurora. Take a look at some of our resources to see how you can take advantage of Aurora today.


Aurora Migration Handbook

Best practices for planning, executing, and troubleshooting database migrations to Amazon Aurora.

Migrate from Oracle to Amazon Aurora

Migrate data from a source Oracle database to the Amazon using AWS Database Migration Service in this step-by-step interactive project.

Migrating MySQL to Aurora

Important factors affecting the performance of self-managed export/import operations for MySQL and Amazon Aurora.


Learn tips and tricks for getting the most of your database service. These resources will walk your through running a benchmark and share both migration and performance best practices.


InfoWorld Performance Assessment for Aurora

InfoWorld offers an independent assessment of Amazon Aurora and shares some of their benchmark reports.

Aurora Benchmarking Guide

A guide to benchmarking performance of Amazon Aurora with MySQL compatibility.


Aurora Benchmarking Guide

A guide to benchmarking performance of Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility.


Get a handle on managing your Aurora service with these guides.


Aurora Access Configuration

How to configure access to Amazon Aurora instances from on-premises equipment and EC2 instances.



Important factors affecting the performance of export/import operations for Amazon Aurora.



Best practices and options for using or migrating data to an Amazon Aurora database cluster.

Getting Started with Amazon Aurora Video

Step-by-step walkthrough on adding Multi-AZ failover to an Amazon Aurora cluster.



Comparing Aurora PostgreSQL with standard PostgreSQL, testing performance, and managing connections.

Performance Insights Launch Video

Performance Insights helps you quickly assess the load on your database, and determine when and where to take action.