High performance and scalability
Database is five times faster than the standard MySQL database and three times faster than the standard PostgreSQL database.
High Availability and Reliability
Amazon Aurora provides over 99.99% availability. Recovery from physical storage failures is invisible to the user, and instance failure processing typically takes less than 30 seconds.
High level of security
Amazon Aurora provides several levels of database security. These include network isolation using Amazon VPC, encryption of data at rest using keys that you create and control in the AWS Key Management Service (KMS), and encryption
Compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL
The Amazon Aurora Database Engine is fully compatible with existing MySQL and PostgreSQL open source databases; compatibility with new releases is regularly added.
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compliant relational database built for the cloud that combines the speed and availability of traditional commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Aurora delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three availability zones.