Posted On: Jul 11, 2018

Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility has been updated to version 1.2 in support of Release 9.6.8 of the PostgreSQL database. This release includes a number of reliability and performance improvements, along with a number of bug fixes.

With this update, you can use the new ‘aurora_stat_memctx_usage()’ function to report memory usage for each PostgreSQL backend. The 'pg_hint_plan' extension has been upgraded to 1.2.2, and the 'PLV8' extension has been updated to version 2.1.0. See the documentation for more information.

To use the new versions, you can create a new Amazon Aurora database instance with just a few clicks in the Amazon RDS Management Console, or upgrade an existing instance using a point-and-click upgrade. An upgrade operation involves a short period of unavailability for your database instance. Learn more about upgrading your database instances in the Amazon Aurora documentation.

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to three times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security. See the AWS Region Table for complete regional availability.