VMware Tanzu™ SQL with Postgres for Kubernetes

Tanzu Postgres helps you quickly and reliably deploy Postgres instances on Kubernetes.

Tanzu Postgres packages a collection of 100% open source software, based on the PostgreSQL source code published at http://www.postgresql.org and other open source software from the PostgreSQL community. It also includes a Kubernetes Operator to help you deploy and manage one or more instances of the PostgreSQL database. It includes the following components:

All components included in the Tanzu Postgres software distribution are intended for Enterprise deployments, and are supported by VMware. See the Support Lifecycle Policy and the Product Support Lifecycle Matrix for details about the duration of support for Tanzu Postgres.

IMPORTANT: VMware Postgres does not support any additional extension components or versions outside the following list. For component inquiries, please contact VMware Support.

VMware Postgres Version Component Component Version
1.9.1 PostgreSQL 14.6, 13.9, 12.13, and 11.18
pgBackRest 2.41
pg_auto_failover 2.0
postGIS 2.5.8 (for 11, 12), 3.2.3 (for 13, 14)
Orafce 3.25
pgAudit 1.6.2 (for 14),
1.5.2 (for 13),
1.4.3 (for 12),
1.3.4 (for 11)

VMware Tanzu™ SQL with Postgres for Kubernetes STIG Readiness Guide

The Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) provide technical, standards-based hardening guidance used by customers in the Department of Defense (DoD) space.

Use the PostgreSQL STIG Readiness Guide, which provides steps on how to configure PostgreSQL for STIG compliance.


PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system that has more than 15 years of active development. It offers a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. PostgreSQL is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. PostgreSQL has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

Major features of PostgreSQL include:

  • Multi-Version Concurrency Control (MVCC)
  • Point in time recovery
  • Tablespaces
  • Asynchronous replication
  • Nested transactions (savepoints)
  • Online/hot backups
  • A sophisticated query planner/optimizer
  • Write ahead logging for fault tolerance
  • International character sets
  • Multibyte character encodings
  • Unicode
  • Locale-aware support for sorting case-sensitivity, and formatting
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