Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora

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Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engine that combines the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

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cleida g.
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"An excellent product for database management"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this product is to be able to count on a security in the encryption of the data that gives it a plus when it comes to managing large databases and in turn generates confidence in our customers.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps not so negative but sometimes influential is that the operations of the database are affected by the control exercised by amazon with its policies as a company but beyond that there is nothing more to highlight at this point.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you dispense with a product that generates confidence when handling your data with security, stability in its processes and great performance in database management and storage, this is the best option, amazon aurora has fulfilled all my expectations and for I recommend this reason to all those who seek to satisfy these needs.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One of the problems today in any company is the large amount of data handled and because of this it is essential to have a product that manages large databases efficiently, this is done by amazon aurora and therefore acquired this product, to meet the demands of today in my company.

What Relational Databases solution do you use?

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Alejandra H.
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"Amazon aurora is a fast and reliable database"

What do you like best?

This software allows you to create high-end commercial databases in a very simple way. The best thing about Amazon Aurora is that it is fully compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL, so MySQL applications and tools can be run without any problem. In addition, it offers high availability and performance. On the other hand, the storage of this software is completely error tolerant and the information is automatically recovered. Another advantage of Amazon Aurora is that it is designed to detect automatically and very efficiently the existing locks in the databases and restarts without the need to generate repairs.

What do you dislike?

One of its disadvantages is that it can be somewhat expensive for a company whose database is small. Its use and implementation can be a bit complex so it requires a prior time to learn how to manage the software.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Amazon Aurora is highly recommended for those companies that require database software with high performance, capacity and availability.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Aurora has allowed me to create databases in a short time. This software scales the storage quickly, which has allowed me to efficiently increase the storage capacity and balance the E/S to offer a better performance.

Johana R.
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"a great product"

What do you like best?

Amazon Aurora has many properties that make data management much easier, it is a powerful and very useful tool for any company, its storage on servers based on the cloud is totally visionary and profitable.

What do you dislike?

Perhaps what pleases least is that many times the maintenance costs are a little high, it would be the only thing to highlight however this does not affect at all to its operation.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend the use of Amazon Aurora in a professional and business way, it is a useful and powerful tool that will not let you want, will fulfill the expectations and will fulfill the objectives.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Aurora has solved the great dilemma if choosing large servers with huge hard drives or take advantage of the utility of a database server in the cloud, we have clearly declined for the second and Amazon Aurora has responded satisfactorily to our demands, solving the problem of space and handling large amounts of data.

Efren B.
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"an amazing product"

What do you like best?

What I like most about this product is if high performance, great things can be achieved with it. thanks to the fact that you can count on the support of this great company like amazon that over the years has proven to be innovative and responsible.

What do you dislike?

The only negative point that I would give would be the cost for the service, many times I have noticed it as a surcharge if you leave a virtual machine in a lot of time and that at the end of the month when the bill arrives has a big influence on the budget.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend it is very useful and can help solve space and time problems because it processes data and supports them with greater performance and security than with a computer coun, be assured that Amazon will support any questions you have thanks to its excellent support technical.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A specific problem was to process information and data with more fluency, security and performance, amazon aurora resolved this, thanks to this product we have been able to make a lot of progress in this area and consequently achieve the objectives in the short and medium term.

deivis d.
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"Data analysis program"

What do you like best?

the speed and reliability of commercial databases that work with high end with the simplicity and profitability of open source databases and offers a better performance up to five times higher than standard MySQL and up to three times higher than of standard PostgreSQL and that is also designed to be compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL, so that existing MySQL tools and applications can be executed without any modification.

What do you dislike?

Only that this program is not available to many users because its reliability should have as more promotions and so the user can have more direct access and with a cost to acquire and also in some countries you can not have that program by the payment method

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If I recommend it with as much confidence as possible because I know it will solve many of the errors that could have in their database

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Aurora has been able to solve many problems for users more than anything in the branch of companies because its speed and confidence does not require much and it adapts to other programs very easily the benefits it provides to companies is to have confidence that Your data is safe and without risk of losing them

Farhana R.
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"This is the best RDS software out there!"

What do you like best?

This software is orientated for hosting SQL servers by using backend solutions. Its performance has improved a lot our efforts for having databases organized and well formed with backup data in case that something wrong just happens and data would be compromised because of that. Offers also a high range of databases that clients require for certain ends. Its workflow and features al also up-to-date for delivering a fast and reliable service to all the peers.

What do you dislike?

So far, I can’t find anything wrong with this product which is an excellent tool for database record, data analytics and data correlation with the right things to get the job done. But, sometimes I can’t run development over databases that are set through PostgreSQL without having the right GUI for that specific need.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I strongly recommend this software for those who are looking for a fast solution to keep databases on site and to record everything on data analytics correlations with reliability and great performance for the needs that you’re looking for. Amazon Aurora delivers what it actually says that it's going to offer.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software helped us to replace expensive database manager solutions and delete old records of data that were kept on older servers or clouds that aren’t functional anymore. Also thanks to Amazon Aurora, our records are being managed and edited in real time in order to give clients what they actually want to do with their data.

Kristin D.
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"One of the greatest solutions for every business!"

What do you like best?

What I love most about Amazon Aurora is that It's a solid and complete database software. You can easily rely on it to integrate all data because it's compatble with both MySQL and PostgreSQL without any complication. Also, it's really fast and supportive, including many features that helps to build and entire reliable database system.

What do you dislike?

There is nothing I dislike about Amazon Aurora but I must say that price can be high for small companies.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Taking into consideration that this a great but expensive database solution to small companies. Besides that, it's a simple tool to manage data if you know how to properly use it. For tech-users can be easy peasy, but non-technology users or beginners will may need training to take advantage of each feature offered.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Once you create a full system, it's a database error tolerant so we haven't had any issue at this point. Integration with other tools flows fast and organise. However, it could be difficult to use it without proper training or technology knowlegde.

Ana G.
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"My experience with Amazon Aurora"

What do you like best?

Amazon Aurora is designed to be compatible with MySQL, so that existing MySQL tools and applications can be executed without any modification. However, one aspect in which Amazon Aurora outperforms MySQL is the management of workloads with numerous simultaneous operations

What do you dislike?

The storage of Amazon Aurora will increase automatically based on the use of the database, up to 64 TB and the minimum storage limit is 10 GB

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Amazon Aurora offers significant improvements compared to MySQL performance, as it performs tight integration of the database engine with the general-purpose virtualized storage layer for database workloads, reduces writes to the system storage, minimizes the containment of locks and eliminates the delays caused by the subprocesses of database processing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We manage transparently the loss of two copies of data without affecting the availability of writing the database and three copies without affecting the availability of reading. Amazon Aurora storage also offers automatic recovery. Data blocks and disks undergo constant analysis to look for errors, which are automatically repaired.

Ben S.
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" Cloud databases is excellent and is easily scalable and upgraded"

What do you like best?

Is a software to consider everything you need a cloud with a database quite reliable and fast because it includes some very important features used in the latest trends in all industries ensuring high scalability.

What do you dislike?

It could improve the ability to restore the backup copies as it usually has an error in the new or existing instances and it makes it difficult to recover data when it happens in a sudden way and that is usually annoying could be something that could be improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is the most suitable for medium and large companies because it has no limitations on its performance and I would recommend it for business use to all my colleagues.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our teams use it to create economic services to operate and maintain the services of consumers in large lots, it helps all our equipment and its economic price increases the margin of profit compared with other previous services.

Rahul A.
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"Ideal choice for Cloud based Relational Database Management especially for MySQL Backed Applications"

What do you like best?

We started using Amazon Aurora around a year ago and implemented into one of our live medium sized projects on client's demand. After completely moving the application from offline MySQL database to cloud we seriously noticed a great improvement in speed.

Also very additional features are services are provided which we were doing own our own and now Amazon Aurora DB instance is handling everything. Now the focus if completely on application development and least on database infrastructure .

We must say if the application database is MySQL then Amazon Aurora would be the best choice in term of Cloud RDBMS. Also in terms of pricing it is very convenient and affordable. You will be charged for what service you are using. These are many packages available according to your project size and scope. If the project is basic and small you may opt for small DB instance on very reasonable cost.

What do you dislike?

Only one thing still we feel is not up to mark in Amazon Aurora is the old MySQL version i.e 5.7.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Amazon Aurora is ideal choice for MySQL backed applications. Use it if you want a solid cloud based RDBMS. The user community on internet is also available from which you can get help and support.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We have some clients which are running web projects using Amazon Aurora cloud database without any problem in speed and performance. The integration into application is easy and with very well organised documentation.

Nikita G.
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"Great Way to Manage Databases"

What do you like best?

One thing I like about Amazon Auora is the amount of databases you can manage with this centralized service. Amazon Auora is great when you have many databases to organize; and Amazon Auora is a great way to create a centralized way to manage your databases. Especially if a lot of your data is coming from AWS Cloud. If you are an Amazon user this is a must use tool.

What do you dislike?

Something I do not like about Amazon Auora is the pricing is steep. Once you start stacking your databases and managing many clusters; the pricing can be very steep. Although the speed of the service is unlike any other product, the cost is high. But you get good quality for the amount that you are paying.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use Amazon Auora if you are using other Amazon products such as AWS. This is a great product to use along side many of the other products Amazon offers. Because of the ease of implementation, your databases can be managed within a couple of hours of setting everything up.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have many databases that I manage; and Amazon Auora is a great way to manage many of these databases. There is no tool out there that really competes with the product that Amazon Auora gives to its users. When you have many databases to manage, with the use of AWS cloud, this tool is very easy and simple to implement.

nancy josefina g.
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"high level product for database"

What do you like best?

Good tools, functions and a series of positive points that make Amazon Aurora an excellent product for database management, profitable, powerful, safe and reliable.

What do you dislike?

I have nothing negative to say about this product, it has fully met my Amazon Aurora expectations.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I highly recommend the use of Amazon Aurora for database management in a secure manner and with functions that meet the most demanding needs of a company.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Among the common problems of a company is to entrust someone with database management, thanks to Amazon Aurora that can manage the database in a safe and reliable way and with the backing of a company like Amazon.

Rupert G.
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"Excellent platform very reliable"

What do you like best?

Amazon Aurora is used by my organization to host my SQL servers on the back-end. It has improved performance and is highly usable. The technology behind the scenes is super cool, but the most important thing is that the improvements in speed and costs over traditional DBs are amazing.

What do you dislike?

The cost of this product is a bit high. In addition, Amazon Aurora's ability to restore backups should be improved. Users must be able to select a database to restore.

So far I have not found any relevant factor that generates any other negative criticism.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you want to fly with the services of the database and need more power in the database, you must adopt Aurora. Use it now. Do not mess with your own instances of DB. It is the correct address.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product has been really reliable in the ability of people to access information in a secure manner. It allows one to perform better in its current state than it would with higher-priced systems.

We are saving a lot of time and effort compared to the previous database. The most important thing we are saving is $$$, because before IBM and Oracle used to charge a lot for a single operation, but this is much more viable, robust and faster.

Mario K.
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"Concentrate on software, not on infrastructure"

What do you like best?

Easy to work, trustworthy, accountable, durable and powerful. Two variants (PostgreSQL or MySQL) come with this product. Automatically scale SSD storage of up to 50 TB does not mean you need to worry about resizing database storage (= fully managed hardware). It uses SSL to secure the data not only at endpoints but also via the transmission layer. Data can be stored in Germany.

What do you dislike?

Prices are somewhat costly if you are a new business or a startup with little data to store. No multi-master features are yet available to Aurora Postgres. There is some confusion about the cost structure. It is really secured only EC2 and in a very fast it can be costly. It is hard to optimize memory use, but upscaling can be easily solve this problem. It is cheaper storing data outise the EU.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is effective. The assistance you receive when migrating from another service is good. When using AWS... it is easy to switch to a relational database. Performance and scalability are outstanding.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our on-prem software has all been moved to Aurora and endpoint management which simplifies our processes and code considerably. I was looking for a managed database. Used for high capacity and high velocity data collection and recovery. You can be assured that your replica never fails and continues, even if it crashes.

Jesee K.
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"A Software from Reliable Source "

What do you like best?

Amazon is know to offer the most reliable and effective services.

This database management software is very helpful, and it directly help data specialist to manage and process data into usable content.

Besides, the investor has spent adequate time on security measures.

Lastly, the installation procedures are simple and easy to manage.

What do you dislike?

Most of Amazon products are expensive and this is the case with Amazon Aurora.

The only help that the developer can instill is by lowering the price.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The application is very recommended to those companies that require a database solution installed.

There is no hardship encountered throughout the installation process.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our company relies on data collection and processing.

The application is in the front line to help us fulfill this noble task.. The vendor used his time to establish a reliable and an effective solution.

Surya k.
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"Great performance and easy development"

What do you like best?

Amazon Aurora is used by my organization to host my SQL servers in the back end.. It has improved the performance and highly usable. Customer needed a database accessible from everywhere with high availability, fast, always up to date and scalable. I loved the way it functions and easy for a developer to write any hard codes.

It also helps to make it easy to expand and create me database

What do you dislike?

The cost compared to MySQL of reliability higher.

And the thing I don't like is there is no way to run a development database in Monday storage for tests and development.

Other then that I like everything.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It provides frequent updates which makes the database started always up to date on latest features and security practices.

Replication world flawlessly due to added security measures.

It is quick and easy set up of new database instance

Mike B.
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"Aurora roars!"

What do you like best?

auto-everything, 1-click, faster, and cheaper!!! I mean really....compare to 10 years ago - SqlServer & Oracle dominating, taking $$$$, people to manage everything, nobody really with good DR/BU (esoteric, hard work)....or of course MySql and Postgres but no corp would allow use of it. Now, all the stuff you got from those paid guys, and so much more (the stuff that everyone should have done but didn't) - Aurora is the answer.

What do you dislike?

Still at least a little complicated, picking the right size of things, or config. Some limits on the Postgres side. It's good that it "feels like a regular db", but there are various things that wouldn't hurt to be a little simpler for simpler cases.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

TOns and tons. Relational persistence....with scaling and good DR/BU. Saved a lot of money. Got a lot more for our $.

jason s.
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"One of the biggest deals in databases in a long time"

What do you like best?

The tech behind the scenes is super cool, but more importantly the speed and cost improvements over traditional DBs are amazing.

What do you dislike?

The biggest issue is one that is unlikely to be addressed by the service itself: MS SQL support. Coming from a market heavy in MS SQL Server, it can be hard to convince clients to give something like Postgres a try, even though when coupled with Aurora it could save them money and increase performance.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you're switching from standard MySQL or Postgres, it is very easy to at least give Aurora a test drive and see if it can improve performance and save money over your traditional setup.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We're using Aurora to either replace some expensive standard DBs or to remove some of the management overhead of existing DBs thanks to things like storage scaling and the ease of scaling and replica deployment.

ann w.
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"The best database management "

What do you like best?

The software provides recurrent and automated upgrades, and this makes our organization’s database system to be current with the latest features. Also, because the software uses MySQL as its basic database, it is very easy to discover focused people to work. Amazon Aurora has a social database management system and this makes it easy to develop and create new databases.

What do you dislike?

The cost of this product is a little bit high. Also, the ability of Amazon Aurora in restoring backups should be improved. The users should be allowed to select a database to restore.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would recommend Amazon Aurora to anyone in need of a fast and reliable database management. Despite the higher price of this software, its performance and scalability is excellent. It is a very dependable software and has worked really well for us.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our customers needed a database that can be reached from any place, easily available, and always up to date. Amazon Aurora turned out to be the best solution and this has helped us grow our business.

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"Scalable Relational Database Service"

What do you like best?

Aurora comes in two flavors - PostgreSQL or MySQL, so you can pick the relational database that's best for your needs. Auto-scaling SSD Storage currently up to 64TB as well means never having to worry about resizing the database storage.

What do you dislike?

Aurora is both vertically (instance size) and horizontally (# of nodes) scalable - however, it should be noted that when adding additional nodes to the cluster, they are read-only. All Insert/Update/Delete operations will still be handled on the master node. The ability to provision multiple writer nodes would be amazing.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

PostgreSQL RDS

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

High-Availability - while the standard RDS services can provide read-only replicas to offload reporting, Aurora provides a cluster endpoint. In the event of master node failure, a read-replica will be automatically promoted to the new master node. Clients performing R/W operations using the cluster endpoint do not need to be updated.

Amit K.
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"Among Best RDS"

What do you like best?

Its very highly available and durable, very secure using SSL, provide very high level of performance, good thing to support mySQL and Postgress DB. We can create and test difference database warehouse technology without having to know much about the installation and configuration of the same. Which is a huge plus if we are not a trained DBA for each different database technology.

What do you dislike?

It can be more expensive for starting company because we have a dedicated instance for your database, and it isn't running on our application server. But depending on the size of the instance we might be eligible for a free tier of usage for the first year but later to pay more money to keep continue.

When RDS started to use EC2 Security Groups instead of the RDS security groups it originally used to manage access, this was further complicated when VPC became a requirement for EC2 Security Groups.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

its worth to use it and best value for long term solution to manage data secure.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In terms of Data security, this is best solution to use, and then best for measure of performance to perform db operation.

Henry L.
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"Amazon Aurora synchronizes speed, security and reliability in a single package."

What do you like best?

It is very efficient since its speed is substantially higher than the standard PostgreSQL and MySQL databases and consequently this generates performance to any company or industry; It also provides a good margin of safety and reliability as much as or greater than commercial databases.

What do you dislike?

Until now I haven't found any factor of relevance that generates any negative criticism.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you require a backup and security guarantee for large volumes of data and relevant information synchronized with the use of the cloud then Amazon Aurora is without a doubt the best option in the market.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The greatest benefit of my business area as a consultant has to do with witnessing the large number of companies and executives who have resolved their need to support data movement and transfer of information safely and quickly.

Ray D.
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"Usefulness in Amazon Aurora!"

What do you like best?

One of the best features of this database is that it has the accessibility of top of the line business databases, and it also is used with the effortlessness and pricing-viability options that other open source databases may have.

What do you dislike?

One disadvantage is that there is no change buffering. But also, writers could experience region network latency, like PXC, while there are also limitations to be said in regard to isolation level. Something else that could be said about this produce is that space usage does not necessarily decrease.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a great product if you are looking for a program/systemic entity that features a high performance and the ability to scale. One main feature that I personally liked is the ability of self-healing storage that moves data through multiple places.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This product has been really reliable in the ability for individuals to access information in a secure way. It allows for one to perform better in its current state than it would with higher priced systems. A major benefit that has been realized is that it is fully managed. This is a nice feature especially with hardware provisioning.

AC
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"Amazon Aurora in a nutshell is "simplicity""

What do you like best?

There are a lot of things that I like about Amazon Aurora, but I would have to say the best feature if I had to choose out of the many would be being fully managed hardware.

What do you dislike?

There is not much I can say that I dislike. If I had to choose it would be if someone wanted to know more about the underlying system specs and source code.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you don't want to run hardware to run a database use aurora

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Business problems we are solving are that getting rid of old on site managed mysql databases to more fully managed mysql aurora databases. It allows those able to have a higher performance and higher reliability than on site. Without having to worry about any of the systems requirements such as patching the system.

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