Posted On: Aug 6, 2020

Following the announcement of updates to the PostgreSQL database, we have updated Amazon Aurora with PostgreSQL compatibility to support PostgreSQL minor version 11.7. This release contains bug fixes and improvements done by the PostgreSQL community. We have also updated some of the extensions supported in Aurora PostgreSQL: in Aurora PostgreSQL 11.7, we have updated orafce to version 3.8, PGAudit to version 1.3.1, and pgTAP to version 1.1.  

To upgrade, select the "Modify" option on the Amazon Web Services Management Console corresponding to the DB instance you want to upgrade, choose the version of Aurora PostgreSQL 11 you want to upgrade to, and proceed with the wizard. The upgrade will be applied immediately (if you select the "Apply Immediately" option), or during your next maintenance window (by default). Note that in either case, you database will be unavailable for a few minutes as the upgrade completes and your database instances are rebooted. Please review the Aurora documentation to learn more.  

Amazon Aurora combines the performance and availability of high-end commercial databases with the simplicity and cost-effectiveness of open source databases. It provides up to three times better performance than the typical PostgreSQL database, together with increased scalability, durability, and security. To get started with Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL, take a look at our getting started page