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Top Answer: The initial setup and deployment are simple.
Top Answer: We are looking for more features to support distributed high availability and geo-partitioning.
Top Answer: We are currently evaluating this product to see if it can support distributed transactions with high availability. We are comparing it with Oracle, trying to see it can achieve the same thing.
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Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases.

Amazon Aurora is up to five times faster than standard MySQL databases and three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases. It provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost. Amazon Aurora is fully managed by Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS), which automates time-consuming administration tasks like hardware provisioning, database setup, patching, and backups.

Amazon Aurora features a distributed, fault-tolerant, self-healing storage system that auto-scales up to 64TB per database instance. It delivers high performance and availability with up to 15 low-latency read replicas, point-in-time recovery, continuous backup to Amazon S3, and replication across three Availability Zones (AZs).

Visit the Amazon RDS Management Console to create your first Aurora database instance and start migrating your MySQL and PostgreSQL databases.

CockroachDB is a distributed SQL database built on a transactional and strongly-consistent key-value store. It scales horizontally; survives disk, machine, rack, and even datacenter failures with minimal latency disruption and no manual intervention; supports strongly-consistent ACID transactions; and provides a familiar SQL API for structuring, manipulating, and querying data.

CockroachDB is inspired by Google’s Spanner and F1 technologies, and it’s completely open source.

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Amazon Aurora is ranked 24th in Relational Databases while CockroachDB is ranked 17th in Relational Databases with 2 reviews. Amazon Aurora is rated 0.0, while CockroachDB is rated 6.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of CockroachDB writes "Simple to deploy and the support is good, but better features for high availability are needed". Amazon Aurora is most compared with SQL Server, Oracle Database Cloud Service, MariaDB, Citus Data and IBM Db2 Database, whereas CockroachDB is most compared with Citus Data, MySQL, Oracle Database, SQL Server and Oracle Multitenant.

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