Posted On: Aug 17, 2023

Starting today, Local Write Forwarding is generally available for Amazon Aurora MySQL-Compatible Edition 3 (with MySQL 8.0 compatibility). This new capability makes it simple to scale read workloads which require read after write consistency. Customers can now issue transactions containing both reads and writes on Aurora read replicas and the writes will be automatically forwarded to the single writer instance for execution. Applications requiring read scale can utilize up to 15 Aurora Replicas for scaling reads without the need to maintain complex application logic that separates reads from writes. Check out this blog to find out how local write forwarding can help reduce the complexity of your application code.

Local write forwarding is available on Aurora MySQL versions 3.04 and higher. This feature can be enabled in either Amazon Web Services Management Console, Command Line Interface (CLI), or RDS API by turning on the "enable local write forwarding" option. This feature is available in all Amazon Web Services regions where Aurora MySQL is available. Please review the Aurora documentation to learn more. 

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other Amazon Web Services services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.