Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 Now Generally Available on AWS

AWS has announced the general availability of Amazon Aurora Serverless v2, the next generation of Amazon Aurora Serverless, at its AWS Summit in San Francisco. Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 would automatically scale to hundreds of thousands of transactions in a fraction of a second to support even the most demanding applications.

When compared to provisioning database capacity for peak traffic, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 would grow capacity in fine-grained increments based on an application’s needs, saving clients significantly on costs.

Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 would also provide Amazon Aurora’s high availability, performance, and robustness features, as well as low latency and quick querying. Clients only pay for the database capacity they use when using Amazon Aurora Serverless v2. There are no upfront obligations or extra charges when using Amazon Aurora Serverless v2.

When it comes to database capacity, customers are frequently faced with a choice: supply too much and overspend, or underestimate capacity demands and risk application downtime, stated AWS. Amazon Aurora Serverless has been utilized by tens of thousands of clients since its introduction in 2018 as a database for applications with occasional, intermittent, or unexpected traffic, such as test and development workloads.

The first version of Amazon Aurora Serverless would double database capacity every five to 50 seconds. Clients would not have to worry about database capacity management because it’s serverless.

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photo Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning at AWS
“Amazon Aurora is the first relational database built from the ground up for the cloud,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, VP of Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning at AWS.

To serve even the most demanding applications, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 would rapidly grow database workloads to hundreds of thousands of transactions in a fraction of a second. Instead of doubling capacity every time a workload has to expand, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 continually analyzes database activity and fine-tunes capacity to give precisely the necessary number of database resources an application requires.

Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 also includes all of Amazon Aurora’s features, such as high availability across several AWS Availability Zones, a global database for local reads with low latency, Read Replicas for high performance, and Parallel Query for quicker querying. As a result, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 would be well-suited to a wider range of applications. For example, Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 can now support enterprises with hundreds of thousands of applications and need to manage capacity across their entire fleet of databases, as well as software as a service (SaaS) vendors with multi-tenant environments containing hundreds of thousands of databases, each supporting a different customer.

“Amazon Aurora is the first relational database built from the ground up for the cloud. Today, more than a hundred thousand customers choose to run their database workloads on Amazon Aurora because it delivers the performance and availability of the highest-grade commercial databases at one-tenth the cost,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Databases, Analytics, and Machine Learning at AWS. “With the next generation of Amazon Aurora Serverless, it is now even easier for customers to leave the constraints of old-guard databases behind and enjoy the immense cost savings of scalable, on-demand capacity with all of the advanced capabilities in Amazon Aurora.”