Posted On: Feb 1, 2021

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility can now make calls to Amazon Lambda functions. Amazon Lambda lets you run code without provisioning or managing servers, and without worrying about scalability.

You can invoke Lambda functions directly from within an Aurora database via stored procedures or user-defined functions. This allows you to extend the capabilities of the database and invoke external applications to act upon data changes. For example, you can create a Lambda function that sends emails to customers whenever their address in the database is updated. 

Lambda functions can be invoked either synchronously or asynchronously. For more details, read the Aurora PostgreSQL documentation, and read more about these new features in the Amazon Web Services Blog. 

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. To get started with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, take a look at our getting started page.