You can now start testing new features and functionality of PostgreSQL and MySQL databases on Amazon Aurora and RDS within days or weeks of the new versions becoming available from the PostgreSQL or MySQL community.
Database instances in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment are fully functional and allow complete testing of each new database engine without the hassle of having to self-install, provision, and manage a preview version of the database software.
The Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment currently supports development, beta, and release candidate versions of the next upcoming major version of PostgreSQL. The Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment also supports MySQL Innovation releases.
Preview versions of PostgreSQL are available in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment until the production version is released by the PostgreSQL community and subsequently released by Amazon Aurora and RDS.
PostgreSQL and MySQL database instances in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment are priced the same as production Amazon RDS instances created in the US East (Ohio) Region.
Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible Edition 16.0, RDS for PostgreSQL 16, and MySQL Innovation release version 8.1 are now available in the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment.
Test open source database software on RDS
Shorten your release cycles
Test reliability, functionality, and performance improvements in database engine software without waiting for the Amazon RDS integration and testing to complete. This allows you to shorten your release cycles by weeks, by avoiding the hassle of installing, provisioning, and managing preview versions of database software.
Access new database features
Leverage the managed service benefits of Amazon RDS while testing database software versions not yet supported by Amazon RDS. The Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment supports both Single-AZ and Multi-AZ instances on the latest generation of instance classes and can be encrypted at rest using KMS keys.
Report issues to the Amazon RDS team
Use the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment Forum to share information and concerns about the candidate versions of the PostgreSQL and MySQL database and about the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment.
Get started with the Amazon RDS Database Preview Environment
Sign up for Amazon RDS
Access the Preview Environment
Launch a Preview Instance