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Jan 17 2019   4:54PM GMT

Amazon Aurora

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Amazon Aurora is a relational database engine from Amazon Web Services.

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“Aurora handles many of the granular, low-level tasks needed to deploy a database, such as provisioning, setup, patching and backup.” – Stephen J. Bigelow

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The AWS portfolio ______ more than 100 services, including those for compute, databases, infrastructure management, application development and security.
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