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PostgreSQL database requirements for ArcGIS 10.7 and ArcGIS Pro 2.3

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Minimum supported database versions

The following versions of PostgreSQL and PostGIS are supported with ArcGIS. The specific versions listed are the minimum minor version supported and certified for each supported major release of PostgreSQL. Newer minor versions are supported but are not certified. Pursuant to the PostgreSQL definition, the number in the y position denotes a minor version in a PostgreSQL 9.x.y release. For PostgreSQL 10.x, the number in the x position indicates a minor version.

  • PostgreSQL 10.3 (64 bit)
    • PostGIS 2.4
  • PostgreSQL 9.6.8 (64 bit)
    • PostGIS 2.3
  • PostgreSQL 9.5.12 (64 bit)
    • PostGIS 2.2

Supported operating systems

If you use a geodatabase in PostgreSQL or use the ST_Geometry type in a PostgreSQL database, the following operating systems have been tested and are the minimum supported version. Future updates or service packs on these operating system versions are supported and assumed to work unless otherwise stated. The operating system version and updates must also be supported by the operating system provider.

Microsoft Windows

For PostgreSQL on Windows, you need the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 installed on the PostgreSQL machine. See The latest supported Visual C++ downloads from Microsoft Support for more information.

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Windows Server 2016 Standard and Datacenter

Nov 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter

Nov 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter

Nov 13, 2018 update

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP1 with Nov 13, 2018 update


Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 are supported for basic testing and application development use only. They are not recommended for deployment in a production environment.


The following Linux operating systems have been tested:

Supported operating systemsLatest update or service pack tested

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 7

Update 5

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6

Update 10

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Service Pack 3

Ubuntu Server LTS



Esri Technical Support is available for CentOS, Scientific Linux, and Oracle Linux versions that provide full binary compatibility with an equivalent supported Red Hat version. As a prerequisite for logging a defect, any software issue on these operating systems will be attempted to be reproduced on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server. For Oracle Linux, support is predicated on the use of the Red Hat compatible kernel.

Database requirements and limitations

Use of the PostGIS geography type with ArcGIS requires PostgreSQL 9.6.8 and later.

Software required to connect to a DBMS

Most ArcGIS applications that can connect to a PostgreSQL database include the required PostgreSQL client libraries. These applications include ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Desktop, and ArcReader.

Esri tests and certifies specific major and minor releases of PostgreSQL installations that are available from For each PostgreSQL release that Esri supports, available PostGIS modules are also tested and certified. No other modules extending PostgreSQL functionality are included in Esri certification.