Posted On: Apr 26, 2021
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL now supports major version 13 in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. PostgreSQL 13 includes improved functionality and performance from new features and enhancements such as de-duplication of B-tree index entries, improved performance for queries that use partitioned tables, 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. This release also adds support for bool_plperl, which simplifies writing Perl procedures.
With PostgreSQL 13 on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL you can create time series data tables that sustain data ingestion rates of several hundred thousand metrics per second for use cases such as storing DevOps metrics or tracking business metrics (e.g., daily sales). To learn more, read the AWS blog on time series data on PostgreSQL.
To use the new version, you can create a new Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL database instance with just a few clicks in the AWS Management Console. 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 pricing details and regional availability.