AlloyDB for PostgreSQL release notes

This page documents production updates to AlloyDB for PostgreSQL. Check this page for announcements about new or updated features, bug fixes, known issues, and deprecated functionality.

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May 17, 2023

The AlloyDB FORCE_APPLY update policy is available in Preview. Use this policy to modify database flags and apply updates faster (within 1-2 minutes) to an instance.

May 12, 2023

The AlloyDB admin API now includes user-management methods. These let you use the gcloud command-line tool to manage the user roles of your AlloyDB clusters, in addition to the PostgreSQL functions already supported.

May 11, 2023

The storage per cluster limit has increased to 32 TiB.

May 10, 2023

The columnar engine now supports columns with json and jsonb data types.

May 09, 2023

AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is now available in the following regions:

  • asia-south2 (Delhi)
  • europe-southwest1 (Madrid)
  • europe-west4 (Netherlands)
  • europe-west8 (Milan)
  • me-west1 (Tel Aviv)
  • northamerica-northeast1 (Montreal)
  • northamerica-northeast2 (Toronto)
  • southamerica-east1 (Brazil)
  • southamerica-west1 (Santiago)

For more information, see AlloyDB Locations.

May 08, 2023

The AlloyDB index advisor is now generally available (GA).

The extensions pgtt and rdkit have been added to AlloyDB's supported extensions.

May 05, 2023

AlloyDB Omni version alloydb-omni-0.2.0-preview-postgresql-14.4 is available. This version reduces the memory requirement of AlloyDB Omni to 2 GB of RAM, and applies various bug fixes and query performance improvements.

April 24, 2023

Three metrics tracking node health are available in Preview. These can help you monitor the activity of individual read pool nodes, and investigate and troubleshoot issues with read pool queries.

April 06, 2023

AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is available in us-west2 (Los Angeles). For more information, see AlloyDB locations.

March 29, 2023

AlloyDB Omni is available in Preview. AlloyDB Omni is a downloadable edition of AlloyDB for PostgreSQL that lets you run a containerized AlloyDB database engine in your own computing environment.

March 06, 2023

Cloud Client libraries for the AlloyDB Admin API are in Preview. Supported languages include C++, C#, Go, and Java.

February 27, 2023

AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is available in the following regions:

  • asia-east1 (Taiwan)
  • asia-east2 (Hong Kong)
  • asia-northeast2 (Osaka)
  • asia-northeast3 (Seoul)
  • asia-south1 (Mumbai)
  • asia-southeast2 (Jakarta)
  • australia-southeast1 (Sydney)
  • australia-southeast2 (Melbourne)
  • europe-central2 (Warsaw)
  • europe-north1 (Finland)
  • europe-west2 (London)
  • europe-west6 (Zurich)
  • us-east1 (South Carolina)
  • us-east4 (Northern Virginia)
  • us-west1 (Oregon)
  • us-west3 (Salt Lake City)

For more information, see AlloyDB Locations.

February 16, 2023

Continuous backup and recovery is in Preview. This feature protects your clusters from data-loss events by letting you recover their data from any moment within a configurable window.

December 13, 2022

AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is generally available (GA).

December 12, 2022

The AlloyDB index advisor helps you optimize your databases by observing the queries your databases handle, and then recommending new indexes based on these observations.

December 08, 2022

AlloyDB cross-region replication replicates your primary cluster's data and resources. It makes the data and resources available in different regions, allowing disaster recovery in the event of an outage in the primary region.

December 01, 2022

The AlloyDB Clusters page of the Google Cloud console displays summary cards and a resource table that provide an overview on the overall health of your databases. This helps you monitor the real-time performance of your database fleet.

September 15, 2022

Datastream, Google Cloud's change data capture (CDC) and replication service, supports PostgreSQL for source databases. This means that you can use an AlloyDB database as a Datastream source.

Google Cloud Database Migration Service has added support for AlloyDB. This service can make it easier to migrate your existing PostgreSQL data and workloads to an AlloyDB cluster.

August 25, 2022

AlloyDB supports customer-managed encryption keys (CMEK), an alternative to its default Google-managed encryption. CMEK is especially useful for AlloyDB users who need to manage their own data encryption keys in order to satisfy specific compliance or regulatory requirements.

August 24, 2022

You can view which zones host a primary instance's active or standby VMs.

July 12, 2022

When creating a primary or read-pool instance, or scaling either one, you can choose a machine size as small as 2 vCPUs with 16 GB of RAM.

June 28, 2022

AlloyDB's Frequently asked questions page addresses common questions received by the AlloyDB support team during the product's public preview.

May 31, 2022

VPC Service Controls, a Cloud-wide feature that helps mitigate the risk of data exfiltration, is available with AlloyDB.

May 11, 2022

AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is available in Preview.