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What is the difference between Amazon Aurora and Amazon RDS

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I am looking for a mysql / postgresql type data store for my application. What is the difference between Aurora and RDS on AWS?

Is it better to use one over the other?
Are there any cost differences?
Dec 9 '19 #1
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Aurora is a high performance managed MySQL or PostgreSQL compatible relational database. It is said to have 5x the throughput of a traditional MySQL instance on standard hardware.

RDS is a an automated, cloud version of typical relational databases. MySQL, PosgreSQL, MariaDB, Oracle and MySQL Server.

You can find more information about Aurora here:

You can find more infromation about RDS here
Dec 10 '19 #2

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