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PostgreSQL 12 now on Cloud SQL

Today we’re announcing support for PostgreSQL 12 as a new engine version for Cloud SQL, our zero-config database service.

PostgreSQL 12 brings loads of new enhancements and improvements over 11, but some highlights include:

  • Significant performance improvements to indexing. B-Tree indexes alone show an averge 40% reduction in space usage as well as improvements in query performance.
  • More improvements querying JSON documents using JSON path extentions
  • Generated columns, which compute their values from other columns
  • Ability to rebuild indexes without blocking writes, plus progress reporting of index creation

Plus all the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

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