Featuure-by-feature, Amazon Aurora has become more powerful and easier to use. Over the past months we have given you the ability to create a cluster from a MySQL backup, create cross-region read replicas, share snapshots across accounts, exercise additional control over failover, and migrate from other in-cloud or on-premises databases to Aurora.
Today, as an extension of Aurora’s existing read replica model, we are introducing a new cluster-level read endpoint. Your application can continue to direct read queries to the individual replicas as before. However, you can also update it to make use of the new endpoint. Doing so will give you two important advantages: load balancing and higher availability:
Load Balancing – Connecting to the cluster endpoint allows Aurora to load-balance connections across the replicas in the DB cluster. This helps to spread the read workload around and can lead to better performance and more equitable use of the
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