Information on working with Amazon RDS and Aurora Documentation. Amazon Aurora is a fully managed relational database engine that's built for the cloud and compatible with MySQL and PostgreSQL. Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) is a web service that makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale a relational database in the cloud. It provides cost-efficient, resizeable capacity for an industry-standard relational database and manages common database administration tasks. Please note Amazon Aurora is part of Amazon RDS, link below to a blog from Amazon Web Services.