Posted On: Mar 30, 2022

Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database by the open source community, we have updated Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition to support PostgreSQL 13.6, 12.10, 11.15, and 10.20. These releases contain bug fixes and improvements by the PostgreSQL community. Refer to the Aurora version policy to help you to decide how often to upgrade and how to plan your upgrade process.

In addition, Babelfish for Aurora PostgreSQL version 1.2.0 has been released for PostgreSQL 13.6, providing improvements in support for GRANT, REVOKE , ROWVERSION , JSON_QUERY and more. Details are listed in the Babelfish 1.2.0 release notes.

You can initiate a minor version upgrade manually by modifying your DB cluster, or you can enable the “Auto minor version upgrade" option when creating or modifying a DB cluster. By doing so, your DB cluster is automatically upgraded after AWS tests and approves the new version. For more details, see Automatic Minor Version Upgrades for PostgreSQL. Please review the Aurora documentation to learn more. With this regional expansion, these minors are available in all commercial regions. For full feature parity list, head to our feature parity page, and to see all the regions that support Amazon Aurora head to our region page.

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of traditional enterprise databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. Amazon Aurora is three times faster than standard PostgreSQL databases with scalability, high durability, and security. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.

Babelfish for Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL lets customers accelerate migrations from SQL Server to Amazon Aurora by allowing Amazon Aurora to understand the SQL Server dialect. To get started with Babelfish, visit the AWS Babelfish documentation page.