Posted On: Apr 27, 2021

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Java (JDBC) Driver for PostgreSQL is now available in preview. This open-source database driver allows applications connecting to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL to minimize failover time by closely monitoring the database cluster status.

The driver is based on the official community PostgreSQL JDBC driver and is compatible with all PostgreSQL deployments. Since the driver is also drop-in compatible with the latest versions of the community PostgreSQL driver, it can be added to applications with minimal code changes. Support for more programming languages is coming soon.

The AWS JDBC Driver for PostgreSQL uses the BSD-2-Clause license. To get started, visit the driver’s GitHub project page. You can use the GitHub project to download the driver, file issues, view the roadmap, and open feature requests.