Whenever we talk about the scalability of databases its end up with a lot of discussions and effort to implement. Some of you may even argue that it is a bad idea to auto scale the transactional databases. But the pace of innovation in databases — particularly on a world with public cloud, is breathtaking. AWS Aurora is a game changer database engine in DBaaS for Open Source Databases. It provides performance, reliability, availability, and Scalability. With Aurora features like custom endpoints and loadbalancing across replicas, on can explore some interesting use cases. In this post, we will discuss how we solved a customer’s problem by using scalability features of Aurora. We will focus on provisioned Aurora on AWS, not Aurora Serverless.
We have a customer who was doing all the reporting and massive read …[Read more]