Amazon Aurora is a fully managed relational database that combines the performance and availability of commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. In April 2017, we announced an open preview of the PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora. The service is now generally available to all customers.
Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility provides up to three times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database, together with scalability, durability and security. It also provides a high degree of compatibility with commercial databases, making it a compelling target for database migrations.
The service also includes Performance Insights, an easy-to-use database monitoring tool that helps you quickly detect performance problems and take corrective action. Performance Insights is available for preview at no additional cost and can be enabled with one click in the Amazon RDS Console.
The PostgreSQL-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora is available on r4.large – r4.16xlarge DB Instance Classes in the US-EAST-1 (N. Virginia), US-EAST-2 (Ohio), US-WEST-2 (Oregon) and EU-WEST-1 (Ireland) Regions. Please see the documentation for more information.
Please see Jeff Barr’s recent blog post for more information.