Love all the announcements coming from Re:Invent conference right now. Top of my list though is postgres support for RDS and in particular postGIS. Spacial queries in AWS finally! happy days!

“Today we are adding support for PostgreSQL. After personally fielding hundreds requests for this database engine over the last couple of years, I am more than happy to be making this announcement! Some of the people that I have talked to want to move their existing applications over to RDS. Others want to build new applications that take advantage of the data compression, ACID compliance, spatial data (via PostGIS), or fulltext indexing that PostgreSQL has to offer.”

Read the full story here:
Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL – Now Available | AWS Official Blog