Posted On: Jun 22, 2020
The PostgreSQL community released PostgreSQL 13 Beta 1 on May 21, 2020. PostgreSQL 13 includes improved functionality and performance such as better duplicate data handling by B-tree indexes, improvements added to partitioning functionality, incremental sorting to accelerate data sorts, parallel processing of indexes with the VACUUM command, more ways to monitor activity within a PostgreSQL database, new security capabilities, and more.
The Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment supports both Single-AZ and Multi-AZ deployments on the latest generation of instance classes (currently T3, M5, and R5), and can be encrypted at rest using KMS keys. Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment database instances are retained for a maximum period of 60 days and are automatically deleted after the retention period. Amazon RDS database snapshots that are created in the preview environment can only be used to create or restore database instances within the preview environment. Customers can use standard PostgreSQL dump and load functionality to import or export their databases from the preview environment.
Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment database instances are priced the same as production RDS instances created in the US East (Ohio) Region. The Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment Forum is available for customers and the Amazon RDS team to share information about both the candidate versions of PostgreSQL 13 and the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment.