Posted On: Dec 4, 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.

You can upgrade your database using several options including RDS Blue/Green deployments, upgrade in-place, restore from a snapshot, or use Amazon Database Migration Service. Learn more about upgrading your database instances in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL helps make it easy to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. 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.