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Amazon: DROP DATABASE Oracle; INSERT our new fast cheap MySQL clone

Nov 13, 2014, 13:00 (1 Talkback[s])

Amazon fired a volley at Oracle and other relational database vendors on Wednesday, with the launch of a new, cloud-hosted database service that it says can deliver better performance than on-premises installations at a fraction of the cost.

Amazon Web Services senior VP Andy Jassy unveiled the new service, dubbed Amazon Aurora, during the opening keynote of the annual AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas, arguing that traditional database software isn't serving customers' needs in a cloud-centric world.

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