AWS recently announced that Aurora Serverless v2 is generally available. This new version adds support for MySQL 8.0 and has faster, more granular, and less disruptive scaling than Aurora Serverless v1.
Starting today, this new database type is available to your Laravel Vapor projects! When creating a database, a new "MySQL 8.0 Serverless v2" option will be available and may be used if you would like to start your new Vapor project using Aurora Serverless v2.
In addition, you may adjust the starting and maximum capacity of your database at any time. A large maximum capacity allows the database to scale up the most when it's running an intensive workload. A low maximum capacity avoids the possibility of unexpected charges.
We hope you enjoy this wonderful new addition to Laravel Vapor. At Laravel, we're committed to providing you with the most robust and developer friendly PHP experience in the world. If you haven't checked out Vapor, now is a great time to start! You can create your account today at: vapor.laravel.com.