Posted On: Jun 4, 2020

Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL Compatibility to support PostgreSQL minor versions 11.7, 10.12, and 9.6.17. These releases contains bug fixes and improvements from the PostgreSQL community, as well as bug fixes and improvements specific to Aurora PostgreSQL.

The Aurora PostgreSQL 11.7 release adds support for Aurora Global Database, which allows a single Amazon Aurora database to span multiple AWS regions. Global Database replicates your data with no impact on database performance, enables fast local reads with low latency in each region, and provides disaster recovery from region-wide outages.

We have also updated some of the extensions supported in Aurora PostgreSQL: in Aurora PostgreSQL 11.7, we have updated orafce to version 3.8, PGAudit to version 1.3.1 , and pgTAP to version 1.1; in Aurora PostgreSQL 10,12, we have updated orafce to version 3.8, and PGAudit to version 1.2.1; and in Aurora PostgreSQL 9.6.17, we have updated orafce to version 3.8 and PGAudit to version 1.1.2.

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. For more information, please visit the Amazon Aurora product page.