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Amazon Web Services Reveals Aurora Serverless


Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, unveiled Amazon Aurora Serverless., a new deployment option for Amazon Aurora that automatically starts, scales, and shuts down database capacity with per-second billing for applications with less predictable usage patterns.

Amazon Aurora Serverless offers database capacity without the need to provision, scale, and manage any servers.

Aurora Serverless brings the power of the MySQL-compatible database built for the cloud to applications with intermittent or cyclical usage patterns without the need to manage database servers.

With Amazon Aurora Serverless, customers no longer have to provision or manage database capacity. The database automatically and quickly starts, scales, shuts down, and starts up again in seconds based on the needs of the workload.

Customers simply create an endpoint through the AWS Management Console, and Amazon Aurora Serverless handles the rest.

Customers pay by the second for database capacity only when the database is in use. Amazon Aurora Serverless brings the power of Amazon Aurora, the fastest growing service in the history of AWS, to applications that only require intermittent or cyclical database access at a fraction of the cost.

“More and more customers are moving production applications and databases from Oracle and SQL Server to Amazon Aurora because it's a highly available, highly durable, built-for-the-cloud database at one tenth the cost of the older guard database offerings," said Raju Gulabani, Vice President, Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning, at Amazon Web Services. “With the availability of Aurora Serverless, we now make it more cost effective for our customers to run intermittent or cyclical workloads that have less predictable usage patterns such as development and test workloads or applications that experience seasonal spikes, making Aurora even more attractive for every imaginable workload.”

Amazon Aurora Serverless (MySQL-compatible edition) is available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), EU (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo), and will expand to additional Regions in the coming year.

For more information about this news, visit aws.amazon.com.


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