Posted On: May 21, 2021

Amazon Aurora Global Database is now supported in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. Global Database is a single database that spans multiple Amazon Web Services Regions, enabling disaster recovery from region-wide outages and low latency global reads. With this launch, you can now add a secondary region cluster in one Amazon Web Services China Region to your existing primary Aurora database cluster in the other Amazon Web Services China Region.  

Aurora Global Database replicates writes from the primary to the secondary regions with typical latency of <1 second, enabling both fast failover with minimal data loss and low latency global reads. In unplanned disaster recovery situations, you can promote any secondary Amazon Web Services Region to take full read-write responsibilities in under a minute. Global Database is available for both the MySQL-compatible and PostgreSQL-compatible editions of Aurora.

Read the Aurora documentation to learn more. You can create an Aurora Global Database with just a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console or download the latest Amazon SDK or CLI.

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 and up to three times better throughput than standard PostgreSQL together with increased scalability, durability, and security.