Posted On: Jun 2, 2017
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 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 in the Amazon RDS documentation.