Amazon Aurora is a MySQL-compatible relational database engine with the speed, reliability, and availability of high-end commercial databases at one-tenth the cost. This session introduces you to Amazon Aurora, explores the capabilities and features of Aurora, explains common use cases, and helps you get started with Aurora. Debanjan Saha, general manager for Aurora, explains how Aurora differs from other commonly available databases while staying compatible with MySQL and providing a high-end, cost-effective alternative to commercial and open-source database engines. In addition, Linda Xu, data architect at Ticketmaster, walks you through Ticketmaster's journey to Amazon Aurora, starting with evaluation through production migration of a critical Ticketmaster database to Amazon Aurora. Ticketmaster is one of the world's top 10 e-commerce companies and the global market leader in ticketing. In this session, Linda discusses how Aurora lets Ticketmaster provide better services to their fans, customers, and clients, and helps reduce the cost and operational burden while giving greater flexibility to support heavy traffic spikes.