Posted On: Oct 15, 2020

Amazon Aurora Parallel Query is now supported in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Parallel Query provides faster analytical queries over your transactional data, speeding up your queries by up to 2 orders of magnitude, while maintaining high throughput for your core transactional workload. Read more about Parallel Query on the Amazon Blog

Parallel Query takes advantage of Aurora’s architecture by pushing processing down to the Aurora storage layer, spreading computation across thousands of nodes. By pushing query computation down to the storage layer where possible, Parallel Query limits CPU, memory, and network contention with the core workload. Parallel Query is supported on both the latest MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7 compatible versions of Aurora. 

You can enable Parallel Query on an Aurora cluster with just a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console or by downloading the latest Amazon SDK or CLI. Read the Aurora documentation to learn more.  

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to five times better throughput than standard MySQL together with increased scalability, durability, and security.