Posted On: Nov 14, 2013

We are excited to announce the immediate availability of Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL. Amazon RDS manages complex and time-consuming administrative tasks such as PostgreSQL software installation and upgrades, storage management, replication for high availability and back-ups for disaster recovery. With just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, you can now deploy a PostgreSQL database in minutes with automatically configured database parameters for optimal performance. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instances can be provisioned with either standard storage or Provisioned IOPS storage. Once provisioned, you can scale from 10GB to 3TB of storage and from 1,000 IOPS to 30,000 IOPS. PostgreSQL is the fourth database engine for Amazon RDS, which already supports fully managed MySQL, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server deployments.

Over the past few years, PostgreSQL has become the preferred open source relational database for many enterprise developers and start-ups, powering leading web, mobile, social, and geospatial applications. With Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, application developers can now take advantage of PostgreSQL in a fully managed service, offloading database management tasks to free up more time to focus on application innovation and delivering value to their customers.

Here is a quick glimpse into the PostgreSQL features supported by Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL.

  • PostGIS
  • Language Extensions :PL/Perl, PL/pgSQL, PL/Tcl
  • Full Text Search Dictionaries
  • Advanced Data Types : HStore, JSON
  • Core PostgreSQL engine features

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL currently supports PostgreSQL with all the core database engine features in addition to all the extensions listed above. Please refer to the rds.extensions parameter or the user guide to see an extensive list of extensions supported.

New customers can get started with a Free Usage Tier, which provides for one year free usage of Amazon RDS micro instance with 750 usage hours, 20GB of storage, and 10 million I/O requests per month. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is available in all regions including GovCloud. You can start running production workloads from day one with high availability using Multi-AZ. You have a range of instance types to choose from: db.t1.micro with 630MB of memory to db.cr1.8xl with 244GB of memory.

To learn more about using Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL, please visit the Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL detail page or our documentation.