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Upgrade to Postgres 14 with no downtime

Posted: March 22, 20222 min read

We’re happy to announce PostgreSQL14 is now available on DigitalOcean Managed Databases. PostgreSQL is arguably the world’s most advanced open-source relational database and PostgreSQL 14 is packed with more than 200 enhancements for security, conformance, and convenience, and notably a performance boost.

Users that require a high number of database connections can enjoy improved Active and Idle Connection Scaling in Postgres 14. Several measurements showed 2x more throughput than Postgres 13 at higher connection counts while lower connections also consistently improved.

If you’re using an older version of PostgreSQL, you can easily upgrade for free with no downtime. Your database cluster remains available while it is being upgraded. The control panel runs an upgrade compatibility check to ensure the new version is safe to install before you upgrade. 

This 31-second video shows the in-place major version upgrade in action using the UI.

If you prefer to use the command line, you can always use the dev-friendly doctl CLI tool to create and configure your database.

Eliminate database administration tasks like configuration, security, and maintenance by using DigitalOcean Managed Databases. Allowing you to focus on your data, apps, and business. When you need to scale easily add more nodes to your database. 

To try out Managed Databases, we invite you to sign up for a free account.

We hope you upgrade your databases to PostgreSQL 14 and take advantage of all the new enhancements. 

Keep in mind that upgrading to PostgreSQL 14 from previous versions is free and you can achieve it with no downtime. 

If you would like to have a conversation about using DigitalOcean Managed Databases for your business, please contact our sales team.

To submit ideas for improvements to Managed Databases, or for any of our other products, please share them with us. 

Happy coding,

Andrew Dawson

Senior Product Manager, Managed Databases

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