Posted On: Nov 20, 2023
Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) for PostgreSQL now supports major version 16, starting with PostgreSQL version 16.1. RDS for PostgreSQL 16.1 includes support for logical decoding on read replicas, logical replication from standbys, and over 90 PostgreSQL extensions such as pgactive, pgvector, pg_tle, h3-pg, pg_cron, and rdkit. PostgreSQL 16 introduces a number of performance and visibility improvements including greater query parallelism, SIMD CPU acceleration, and a ‘pg_stat_io’ view that provides statistics on I/O usage. Further, with PostgreSQL 16, developers can now use SQL/JSON constructors and identity functions.