Posted On: Nov 17, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL now supports the latest minor versions PostgreSQL 15.5, 14.10, 13.13, 12.17, and 11.22. We recommend that you upgrade to the latest minor versions to fix known security vulnerabilities in prior versions of PostgreSQL, and to benefit from the bug fixes, performance improvements, and new functionality added by the PostgreSQL community. With this release, RDS for PostgreSQL now supports pgactive extension starting with PostgreSQL major versions 11 and higher.

PostgreSQL 11 reached community end of life on Nov 9, 2023 and will reach RDS end of standard support on Feb 29, 2024. If you do not plan to use PostgreSQL 11 after Feb 29, 2024, we recommend you upgrade to PostgreSQL 15 at the earliest. If you are planning to use PostgreSQL 11 beyond that date, we recommend you opt in to Amazon RDS Extended Support starting Dec 2023 and upgrade to RDS for PostgreSQL version 11.22. 

You are able to leverage automatic minor version upgrades to automatically upgrade your databases to more recent minor versions during scheduled maintenance window. You can also use RDS Blue/Green deployments to perform database upgrade with minimal downtime. Learn more about upgrading your database instances and extended support in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. See Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Pricing for pricing details and regional availability. Create or update a fully managed Amazon RDS database in the Amazon RDS Management Console.