Amazon Aurora Serverless Made Generally Available By AWS

Amazon Aurora Serverless is now generally available.

Amazon Web Services, Inc. has announced that the new Amazon Aurora Serverless for MySQL is now generally available. It is an on-demand, auto-scaling configuration for Aurora where the database can automatically start-up, shut down, and scale up or down capacity based on the application's needs.

The new deployment option offers the database capacity without the need to provision, scale, or manage any servers on a per second resource consumed payment basis. For applications with cyclical or irregular usage patterns, which most of the AWS customers have, it has a MySQL-compatible database made for the cloud which emits the need for managing database servers.


“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 of Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning at AWS.

With Aurora, there is no need to manually manage the database capacity. Users simply require to create a database endpoint and enter the desired database capacity range via the AWS Management Console after which, it takes care of the rest by itself. Aurora has autoscaling thresholds of 1.5 minutes for scaling up to meet an increase in demand and of 5 minutes to scale back down again.

Aurora Serverless for Aurora MySQL was previewed at AWS re:Invent last year. It is available now in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Tokyo). You can learn more from the official website

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