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Introduction to Amazon Aurora

Amazon Aurora is a cloud-based relational database engine that is compatible with MySQL. You can use the push-button migration tools to convert existing Amazon RDS for MySQL applications to Amazon Aurora. Amazon Aurora offers fault tolerance, scalability, continuos backup, and automatic detection of database crashes. You can use Amazon Aurora to set up and scale MySQL sever deployments. Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) performs the administration tasks for Amazon Aurora.