I am excited about Aurora
for MySQL. While there aren't many details, I have two
conclusions from the information that is available. First, many
talented people did great work on this. Second, many customers
want the features it provides and some of these features are
otherwise unavailable unless you are web-scale and can afford a
team of automation experts. This is a big deal and good for the
MySQL community. I am not just writing this to boost my priority
on the Aurora preview signup list.
SoapboxBefore describing what I learned about it I have a short editorial.