Modernizing your application development on AWS

Build modern applications with cloud-native databases on AWS

Why modernize your application development?

In order to be more competitive, companies must create better products, and to do that, they must increase agility and innovate faster. Modern application development is an approach to designing, building, and managing applications that enables faster innovation and accelerates time-to-market for new features. By modernizing your applications, your company can deliver better service to your customers, and keep pace in a competitive landscape. In many cases, AWS has helped companies modernize by implementing cloud-native databases.   


Working with FORTE CLOUD and AWS for modern application development

Companies of all sizes are finding new ways to leverage technology to innovate faster and better respond to customer demands. This is fueled by the need to maintain a competitive edge in a fast-changing environment. For many companies, an important step toward building better products faster is modernizing their applications on AWS. While customers can approach modern application development practices from different starting points, in many cases FORTE CLOUD and AWS have helped companies modernize by implementing cloud-native databases so they can innovate faster, build more reliable applications, and reduce costs.


Modern application architecture enables you to quickly fix a problem or deploy new features and services your customers want.


On-demand infrastructure and pay-as-you-go pricing enables you to rapidly scale your applications to meet customer demand in a highly available and cost-efficient manner.


Serve customers’ requests wherever and whenever with availability and durability across multiple data centers and global regions.

Lower Costs

Modernize your applications with fully-managed AWS infrastructure and pay-as-you-go pricing models to retire legacy infrastructure.

The next evolution: cloud-native databases
Cloud-native means you can focus on your applications and your data, not on managing databases. Additionally, you can expect availability and durability across multiple data centers and global regions, as well as performance that exceeds commercial databases without expensive licensing costs. You will also benefit from native integration across the AWS portfolio like integrated AWS Lambda functions, native read/write to Amazon S3, and customer-friendly features like Amazon Aurora Serverless, when you build modern applications on AWS’ managed, cloud-native database offerings

Why Amazon Aurora for modern application development?
To address a new and rapidly-evolving set of customer requirements, you must architect your applications for the future. Amazon Aurora is a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud, that provides the security, availability, and reliability of commercial databases at 1/10th the cost. Amazon Aurora is the right cloud-native database foundation for building modern applications, for several reasons:

Superior Performance 

Amazon Aurora outperforms self-managed and commercial databases. Amazon Aurora provides fast, hyperscale, cloud-native databases to store terabytes and petabytes of data, provide access to data with millisecond latency, process millions of requests per second, and scale to support millions of users anywhere in the world.

lower TCO
Save money by building modern
applications on Amazon Aurora
open-source database engines
instead of commercial databases
with expensive licensing fees.
Significantly reduce TCO with
Amazon Aurora’s operational
automation and free up resources
to focus on your business instead
of managing databases.

Built for Cloud  
Amazon Aurora combines the
performance and availability of
commercial databases with the
simplicity and cost-effectiveness of
open-source databases. Features
like Global Databases and Aurora
Serverless, plus AWS Lambda and
Amazon S3 integration, let you
build better and faster, always with
pay-as-you-go pricing.

Fully Managed
With fully-managed resource
provisioning, maintenance, and
backups, you no longer have to
worry about operational database
management and can focus on
driving greater business value for
you and your customers.

Planning your application modernization journey

Migrating from commercial databases to Amazon Aurora

Primary Use Cases for Amazon Arura

Migrate off commercial engines, such as Oracle or SQL Server.
Amazon Aurora powers enterprise applications that need a relational database. Compared to old-guard, commercial databases, Amazon Aurora can help cut down your database costs by 90% or more while improving the reliability and availability of the database. 

Focus on building high-quality Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. 
Many SaaS applications run multi-tenant architectures, which require high performance and reliability as well as a great deal of flexibility for instance and storage scaling. Amazon Aurora offers a managed database service built to handle the complexities of SaaS while freeing up developers to focus on creating high-quality applications instead of managing the database.

Accelerate your modernization journey on AWS

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