Understand the difference between Bitnami Multi-Tier Solutions using Amazon Aurora and MariaDB
Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compliant database engine, which can deliver up to five times the performance of MySQL on the same hardware. Bitnami Multi-Tier Solutions for AWS can be deployed using either Amazon Aurora or MariaDB on Amazon RDS.
As Amazon Aurora is fully compliant with MySQL 5.6, it works as a drop-in replacement for MySQL or MariaDB and does not require any code changes to be made in client applications. However, unlike MySQL and MariaDB, Amazon Aurora cannot be downloaded or used in any environment apart from Amazon RDS.