You can now create a PostgreSQL 12 service on any of Aiven’s supported clouds, making Aiven the first cloud service to provide managed PostgreSQL 12.
PostgreSQL’s latest version upgrade brings improvements to the table in all areas from better performing B-tree indexes to a more mature partitioning system.
Major enhancements including partitioning improvements
General performance improvements include space usage optimization and read/write performance for B-tree indexes.
There are also a number of partitioning enhancements:
- improved query performance on tables with thousands of partitions
- improved insertion performance (
- the ability to run
ALTER TABLE ATTACH PARTITIONwithout encountering blocking queries
Additional major enhancements:
- support for SQL/JSON path language
- stored generated columns
- enablement of case-insensitive and accent-insensitive grouping and ordering
- new server-side authentication features
For a complete list of improvements built into PostgreSQL 12, have a look at the release page.
How to get managed PostgreSQL 12
When creating the service from the Aiven console, simply select ‘12’ in the drop-down menu from the PostgreSQL service box, choose your preferred cloud and region, and cluster size.
For those of you using an older version who want to upgrade their current cluster to PostreSQL 12, you can perform an in-place upgrade.
With PostgreSQL 12, you have improved performance on partitioning and indexes as well as a range of new features. We’ll always quickly add the latest versions to our services, so remember to follow our blog and changelog RSS feeds; or, follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn.