I'm exploring the possibility of using Aurora as a database backend for a large-ish Drupal 7 site because of the potential performance gains. Before I do that, though, I'd like to know if there are any outstanding issues with this kind of setup.
Q: What does "MySQL-compatible" mean?
It means that most of the code, applications, drivers and tools you already use today with your MySQL databases can be used with Aurora with little or no change. The Amazon Aurora database engine is designed to be wire-compatible with MySQL 5.6 using the InnoDB storage engine. Certain MySQL features like the MyISAM storage engine are not available with Amazon Aurora.
It's the "most" that has me worried, specifically. Are there any pitfalls when using Drupal 7 with Aurora?