Posted On: Jul 20, 2017

Following the recent announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to support minor versions 9.6.3, 9.5.7, 9.4.12 and 9.3.17. This release fixes three PostgreSQL security vulnerabilities and contains other bug fixes and improvements. 

With this update, we have also added support for the 'pg_repack' extension to remove bloat from tables and indexes in version 9.6.3, the 'pgaudit' extension to provide detailed session and object audit logging in versions 9.6.3 and 9.5.7, 'wal2json' which is an output plugin for logical decoding in versions 9.6.3 and 9.5.7, and the 'auto_explain' loadable module to log execution plans of slow statements automatically in versions 9.6.3 and 9.5.7.

You can create a new Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console, or upgrade an existing instance using point-and-click upgrades. An 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.