How it works
AWS offers managed database services in the form of Amazon RDS, a scalable, easy-to-set-up relational database that can use any familiar database engine, including
Amazon Aurora (PostgreSQL), Amazon Aurora (MySQL), PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft® SQL Server.
Amazon Aurora is a secure, high-performance, and highly available MySQLand PostgreSQL-compatible relational database engine. As a fully-managed solution, it provides up to five times better performance than MySQL and three times the performance of PostgreSQL with the security, availability, and reliability of a commercial database but at one-tenth the cost.
Amazon RDS provides administration for Amazon Aurora by handling routine database tasks like provisioning, patching, backup, recovery, failure detection, and repair.