Nov 6, 2018

Aiven first to provide PostgreSQL 11 In the cloud

Aiven Press Release: We were the first to make PostgreSQL 11 generally available across AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure & other platforms in 2018.

HELSINKI, Finland — November 6, 2018- is the first to make PostgreSQL 11 generally available across AWS, GCP, Microsoft Azure, DigitalOcean, and UpCloud platforms. This is the second time since PostgreSQL 10 was released that Aiven was the first to offer the latest major version in a generally available form.

As data volumes have soared, PostgreSQL has been working on enhancing its performance when dealing with large-scale data. PostgreSQL 11 continues the theme with improvements to its partitioning, parallel queries, and addition of Just-in-Time compilation.

Hannu Valtonen, VP of Product for Aiven, discusses why it was important to quickly make PG 11 available to its users, "Our users have been especially waiting for the feature to support Just-In-Time (JIT) compilation for their workloads and we wanted to be able to give our customers an edge by being the first to support the new features."

New users can access PostgreSQL 11 in minutes by creating an Aiven account and deploying PG 11 in the cloud and region of their choice. Current users can create a new instance or upgrade a current one using Aiven’s in-place major version upgrade feature.

For a brief overview of PostgreSQL 11’s more interesting improvements, Aiven’s blog post. For the complete release notes, visit the PostgreSQL Development Group site.

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