AWS Aurora vs MySQL: Side By Side Comparison

Aurora is Amazon’s AWS relational database that offers compatibility with MySQL.  Amazon offers Aurora on its RDS platform and boasts that benchmarks show it capable of speeds of up to five times faster than standard MySQL.  In this article I am offering a brief comparison of Aurora to MySQL side by side.  Take a look at the features and benefits and you can decide for yourself which option is the right one for you.

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Join the Cloud, Setup an Amazon Web Services Account Today!

How to Get Started If you want to get started with Amazon Web Services you are going to need an account.  Here are the steps to make that happen. Where is it? Amazon Web Services, AWS, is available online at http://aws.Amazon.com.  Point your favorite browser to that link and you’re ready to get started. What[…]

Go Play in the Cloud, Get Started with Amazon Web Services

Where to Begin I’ve recently begun the conversion of my infrastructure to Amazon Web Services, AWS.  My previous host, GoDaddy, has been great but I can no longer ignore the maturity, flexibility, and scalability AWS has to offer.  In the last few weeks I’ve migrated WordPress sites to AWS in minutes.  Most recently I moved[…]

What’s in the Cloud? Competing offerings from Amazon and Microsoft.

The Players At this time both Amazon and Microsoft are offering Cloud services with pay as you go pricing.  Amazon seems to currently have a higher adoption rate with some key entities such as Netflix, McDonald’s, the CDC, and Dow Jones running on the Amazon platform.  To me, Netflix specifically speaks to the quality of[…]