By on April 18, 2016

Announcing Kong 0.8.0 with PostgreSQL support

We are happy to announce Kong 0.8.0 with PostgreSQL support, plus two new official plugins and many other improvements:


  • PostgreSQL 9.4+ support. You can now choose to use Cassandra or PostgreSQL as Kong’s datastore.
  • New LDAP Authentication plugin.
  • New StatsD logging plugin.
  • Configurable Cassandra read/write consistency.
  • And more.

To update to the latest version, simply follow the installation instructions.

Kong meets PostgreSQL!



Finally Kong ships with one of the most requested features by the community. You can now choose which underlying datastore you want to use with Kong between Cassandra or PostgreSQL.

Cassandra comes with native support for eventual consistency across multiple data-centers, while Postgres is a perfect fit if you are already familiar with the technology and don’t want to bother with the replication settings of Cassandra.

Also, you can now use Kong with any Postgres as-a-service solution like Amazon RDS, and any other similar solution.

Upgrading from < 0.8.x

If you are migrating from an older version of Kong < 0.8.x, then follow the migration instructions in order to make your Kong cluster functioning after updating to 0.8.x.


We are looking forward to seeing you at our next webinar – register for a hands-on demo of Kong.

Curious about the new version?