AWS to launch Aurora service for PostgreSQL at re:Invent – report

Juicy tidbits of what's to come ahead of user conference

AWS boss Andy Jassy speaking at AWS SFO Summit 2015

Amazon Web Services will announce a PostgreSQL compatible managed cloud service during its re:Invent conference next week, according to reports.

Just as AWS cloned MySQL to create Aurora – its own MySQL-compatible relational database engine which it claims is the fastest-growing service in its history – it is now set to launch a PostgreSQL-compatible database engine to make even more managed service bucks, reported Fortune.

Citing several sources "familiar with the plan" who weren't authorised to speak about it, Fortune reported that the "move makes sense given Amazon's focus on winning Fortune 500 accounts" considering how cheap a PostgreSQL database would be compared to MySQL via the larger vendors.

Amazon's existing Relational Database Service already offers users the opportunity to use PostgreSQL, MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server, as well as Amazon Aurora.

Fortune also said that AWS executives at the re:Invent event in Las Vegas would be emphasising how the machine-learning technology behind Alexa would be made available to developers and cloud customers, an area in which an anonymous source claimed AWS was lagging behind both Microsoft and Google.

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