Posted On: Aug 24, 2023

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) for PostgreSQL now supports the latest minor versions PostgreSQL 15.4, 14.9, 13.12, 12.16, and 11.21. 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. Please refer to the PostgreSQL community announcement for more details about the release.

With this release, RDS for PostgreSQL adds support for a new extension h3-pg — an extension providing hexagonal, hierarchical geospatial indexing system, which allows you to perform spatial analysis to gain insights from large geospatial datasets. Support for PL/Rust and pg_tle now includes PostgreSQL 15.2-R2 and higher, 14.9 and higher, and 13.12 and higher. This release also includes updates for existing extensions: pg_tle is updated to 1.1.1 with support for custom data types, plrust is updated to 1.2.3 with crate support for aes, ctr, and rand, and HypoPG is updated to 1.4.0. Please see the list of supported extensions in the Amazon RDS User Guide for specific versions.

You are able to leverage automatic minor version upgrades to automatically upgrade your databases to more recent minor versions during scheduled maintenance windows. Learn more about upgrading your database instances, including minor and major version upgrades, in the Amazon RDS User Guide.

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL makes it simple to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments in the cloud. Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is available in Amazon Web ServicesChina (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.