Posted On: May 3, 2017

Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support minor versions 9.6.2, 9.5.6, 9.4.11 and 9.3.16. Highlights include fixes to prevent data corruption issues in index builds and in certain write-ahead-log replay situations, support for the pg_hint_plan, log_fdw and pg_freespacemap extensions, and many other bug fixes and improvements.

You can create a new Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL 9.6.2 database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, or upgrade an existing PostgreSQL 9.5 database instance using a point-and-click upgrade. Upgrading from version 9.3 and 9.4 requires you to perform a point-and-click upgrade to the next major version, reaching version 9.5 before upgrading to 9.6.2. Each upgrade operation involves a short period of unavailability for your database instance. Learn more about upgrading your database instances from the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for regional availability.