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AWS Everyday - Aurora DB
It's hard not to go Duh!!! But the point is to explain a service a day.
It’s hard not to skip services such as RDS, S3, and Route53. Everyone knows all about these database services, right? Oh, you don’t think these are all database services? There’s no question that each of these products is a database. How do you use them to build your application and services? Route53 is a database for namespace resolution at scale. Likewise, Aurora DB is a general-purpose relational database for applications that need to scale. It is the Oracle Killer.
Back in the day, Oracle CEO would troll former Amazon CEO Jeff about the difficulty of migrating off Oracle to Aurora DB. It took Amazon years to shut off their final Oracle DB. Amazon was a vast Oracle DB customer up until 2019.
So, if you are asking when you should use Aurora over RDS, MySQL, or PostgreSQL, the answer is when you need the scale and performance found in Oracle and you dislike Oracle.
But Will it DB?
From the iPhone of Corey Quinn
Historically most databases were only available under financially burdensome terms from one specific vendor; viewed through that lens Aurora is an excellent database following in the proud tradition of yesteryear.
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