Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL

amazon managed-postgresql service

Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL is a PaaS offering from Amazon for creating managed PostgreSQL databases. RDS makes it easier to set up, operate, and scale PostgreSQL deployments on AWS cloud.

Release Released Security Support Latest
15 1 year and 4 months ago
(27 Feb 2023)
Ends in 3 years
(01 Nov 2027)
15.4
(24 Aug 2023)
14 2 years and 5 months ago
(03 Feb 2022)
Ends in 2 years and 3 months
(01 Nov 2026)
14.9
(24 Aug 2023)
13 3 years and 4 months ago
(24 Feb 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 3 months
(01 Nov 2025)
13.12
(24 Aug 2023)
12 4 years ago
(31 Mar 2020)
Ends in 3 months and 4 weeks
(01 Nov 2024)
12.16
(24 Aug 2023)
11 5 years ago
(13 Mar 2019)
Ended 8 months ago
(01 Nov 2023)
11.21
(24 Aug 2023)
10 6 years ago
(27 Feb 2018)
Ended 1 year and 2 months ago
(17 Apr 2023)
10.23
(24 Jan 2023)
9.6 7 years ago
(11 Nov 2016)
Ended 2 years ago
(30 Apr 2022)
9.6.24

Version numbers on Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL are identical to those of PostgreSQL. As a general guidance, new versions of the PostgreSQL engine become available on Amazon RDS within 5 months of their general availability.

Major versions (x in Amazon RDS terminology for versions >= 10) are supported until the PostgreSQL end of life, with a minimum of 3 years from their release date on Amazon RDS. Minor versions (x.y in Amazon RDS terminology for versions >= 10) are supported at least for 1 year after their release date on Amazon RDS. Note that in some cases Amazon may deprecate specific major or minor versions sooner, such as when there are security issues.

Depending on the configuration, the kind of version (major or minor) and their deprecation status, upgrades can be manual, automatic or forced. When a minor release is deprecated, users are expected to upgrade within a 3 months period. This period is increased to 6 months for major releases. Upgrades are performed during the configured scheduled maintenance windows. These windows are initially set automatically by AWS but can be overridden in the AWS console.

For the most up-to-date information about the Amazon RDS deprecation policy for PostgreSQL, see Amazon RDS FAQs.

More information is available on the Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.


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