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The latest product updates from Neon

Postgres extension support

Added support for the timescaledb extension, which scales Postgres for time-series data. For more information about Postgres extensions supported by Neon, see Postgres extensions.

Fixes & improvements

  • UI: Added hover help to the PRIMARY branch badge that identifies a branch as the primary branch for a project. The help message states that the compute endpoint associated with the primary branch remains accessible if you exceed project limits, ensuring uninterrupted access to the data on your primary branch.
  • UI: Fixed the Neon Project Creation dialog to display a value for the Fixed Size compute option. A value was not displayed previously.
  • UI: Fixed the Create Compute Endpoint and Edit Compute Endpoint dialogs to enable switching between Fixed Size and Autoscaling compute options, enabling you to configure the compute size for each compute endpoint individually. For information about Neon's Autoscaling feature, see Autoscaling.
  • UI: Fixed the Edit Compute Endpoint dialog so that the Autoscaling compute provisioning slider does not permit selecting unsupported minimum values. The minimum compute size for Autoscaling is 1 vCPU and 4 GB of RAM.
  • UI: Fixed an issue that caused text on the Neon Dashboard to overflow when reducing the size of the browser window.

Documentation updates

  • Added documentation for Neon's newly released Autoscaling feature. To learn how Neon automatically and transparently scales compute on demand, see Autoscaling. Pro users can enable Autoscaling when creating a Neon project or afterward by editing a compute endpoint. For instructions, see:

  • Added documentation for Neon's pg_tiktoken extension. This extension enables fast and efficient tokenization of data in your POstgres database using OpenAI's tiktoken library. To learn how to install the extension, utilize its features for tokenization and token management, and integrate the extension with ChatGPT models, see The pg_tiktoken extension.

  • Added documentation for pg_vector extension. This extension enables vector similarity search and storing embeddings in Postgres. It is particularly useful for applications involving natural language processing, such as those built on top of OpenAI's GPT models. For information about vector similarity and embeddings, how to enable the pgvector extension in Neon, and how to create, store, and query vectors, see The pgvector extension.

  • Reorganized our Prisma documentation into two parts to make it easier for you to get started with Prisma and Neon.

  • Added documentation describing primary and non-primary branches. Each Neon project has a primary branch called main, by default. The advantage of the primary branch is that its compute endpoint remains accessible if you exceed your project's limits, ensuring uninterrupted access to data that resides on the primary branch. Any branch not designated as the primary branch is considered a non-primary branch. To learn more, see:

  • Added definitions for Neon operations to the glossary. An operation is an action performed by the Neon Control Plane on a Neon object or resource. Operations are typically initiated by user actions, such as creating a branch or deleting a database. Other operations are initiated by the Neon Control Plane, such as suspending a compute endpoint after a period of inactivity or checking its availability. You can monitor operations to keep an eye on the overall health of your Neon project or to check the status of specific operations. When working with the Neon API, you can poll the status of operations to ensure that an API request is completed before issuing the next API request. For more information, refer to our Operations documentation.

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