Tag: architecture

Google Spanner vs Amazon Aurora: Who’ll Get the Enterprise?

Google Spanner versus Amazon Aurora In July 2015, Amazon delivered Aurora, the AWS-only Enterprise RDBMS they’d been claiming since November 2014 would have “5x Enterprise performance at 1/5 the price.” Amazon was making a big play in the MySQL market—they’d recognized that there is a lot of demand for scaling […]

(Trying to) Get Under the Hood of AWS’s New Aurora

Amazon’s Aurora Announcement Last week, Amazon announced Aurora with many interesting features promised. Let’s drill into the details a bit, and explore the ramifications. Architecture: Aurora’s overall design leverages a single write master, read-slave fanout architecture. Okay, sounds like MySQL—reads are scalable. Amazon has also written a lot about Aurora’s […]