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Amazon Aurora Update – Parallel Read Ahead, Faster Indexing, NUMA Awareness

Amazon Aurora is currently the fastest-growing AWS service!

As a relational database designed for the cloud (read Amazon Aurora – New Cost-Effective MySQL-Compatible Database Engine for Amazon RDS to learn more), Aurora offers great performance, effortless storage scaling all the way up to 64 TB, durability, and high availability. Because Aurora was designed to be compatible with MySQL, our customers have been able to move existing applications and to build new ones with ease.

Today AWS os making three such performance improvements to Aurora, each one aimed at making Aurora more performant on a wide range of workloads commonly run by AWS customers.