Posted On: Jun 2, 2017

Following the 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 in the AWS GovCloud Region.

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.