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PostgreSQL database requirements for ArcGIS Pro 2.2

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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

* Support begins at ArcGIS 10.6.1 and ArcGIS Pro 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.


For PostgreSQL on Windows, you need the latest Visual Studio VC++ 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

April 10, 2018

Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard and Datacenter

May 8, 2018

Windows Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter

May 8, 2018

Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, Enterprise, and Datacenter

SP1 with May 8, 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 4

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6

Update 9

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12

Service Pack 2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11

Service Pack 4

Ubuntu Server LTS


Database requirements and limitations

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

Branch versioning is supported at PostgreSQL 9.5.3 and above.

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.