Posted On: Dec 15, 2022

Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-compatible edition now supports zero-downtime patching (ZDP) in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. With ZDP, customers can upgrade to a new PostgreSQL minor version and apply patches to their Aurora cluster with minimal downtime.

ZDP preserves client connections while the database engine restarts. This feature allows you to more frequently upgrade your clusters to newer PostgreSQL minor versions while maintaining business continuity. ZDP is enabled on all Aurora clusters running supported database versions in all regions when you upgrade database minor versions or apply patches. Please review the Aurora documentation to learn more about the versions supported by ZDP.

Amazon Aurora is designed for unparalleled high performance and availability at global scale with full MySQL and PostgreSQL compatibility. It provides built-in security, continuous backups, serverless compute, up to 15 read replicas, automated multi-Region replication, and integrations with other Amazon Web Services services. To get started with Amazon Aurora, take a look at our getting started page.