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  1. (Cross-region) Read replicas

    Would be great to have an ability to have a master in one region (e.g. Central US) and read-only replicas in other regions (e.g. West/East US)

    (renamed; merged with "active geo-replication")

    70 votes
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  2. Add ability to authenticate against Azure Active Directory

    It'd be really useful to not have to rely on DB users for authentication but allow integration with AAD. That way we can enforce password complexity, expiry etc which can't be done with native users.

    62 votes
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  3. Logical Replication

    I have a pretty large database, over 70GB, and cannot afford to have downtime with a full backup and restore. Please add support for logical replication with pg logical, slony, or another means.

    58 votes
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  4. Ability to output data changes via logical decoding (ex. wal2json)

    PostgreSQL, since 9.4, has the ability to provide the list of changes made to a database in a manner that is transaction-safe and lossless.

    To enable this feature, the wal_level needs to be set to logical and there needs to be an available output plugin. Unfortunately, PostgreSQL only comes with the test_decoding plugin, which was only really meant as an example.

    AWS for example, has included wal2json support:

    https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2017/07/amazon-rds-for-postgresql-supports-new-minor-versions-9-6-3-and-9-5-7-and-9-4-12-and-9-3-17/

    The simple wal2json output plugin would be a good way to provide access to this powerful feature for a wide audience.

    I'd also be fine with other output plugins. It may…

    37 votes
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  5. Temporal Tables PostgreSQL Extension

    Support temporal tables extension to provide part of the features similar to SQL Server Temporal Tables.

    24 votes
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  6. 23 votes
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    We’ve started work on integrating the pgaudit extension into Azure Database for PostgreSQL. We would love to share our plans for this extension with you and hear your requirements and feedback. Please email us postgresqluservoice at microsoft.com if you’d be willing to provide your input.

    Best,
    Rachel on behalf of the Azure Database for PostgreSQL team

  7. Ability to scale between different tiers

    Right now, it doesn't seem to be possible to scale from Basic to Standard. Would be good if that was possible.

    23 votes
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  8. Need test_parser extension

    We are using tsvector for full text search.
    And we want to use test_parser extension.

    Although test_parser's doc says "It doesn't do anything especially useful".
    It is actually very useful when using custom tokenizer.

    test_parser is available on Amazon RDS
    http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/CHAP_PostgreSQL.html

    22 votes
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  9. Add support for auto_explain to collect access plans of the slow queries

    auto_expalin would help us collect access plans of the queries which exceed a threshold of the query execution time.

    https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/static/auto-explain.html

    21 votes
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  10. pg_squeeze is an extension that removes unused space from a table and optionally sorts tuples according to particular index

    https://github.com/cybertec-postgresql/pg_squeeze
    pg_squeeze is an extension that removes unused space from a table and
    optionally sorts tuples according to particular index (as if CLUSTER [2]
    command was executed concurrently with regular reads / writes). In fact we try
    to replace pg_repack [1] extension.

    20 votes
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  11. 19 votes
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  12. Azure Powershell SDK support for PostgreSQL

    There are great ways to manage the PostgreSQL in Azure via the Azure CLI. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/postgresql/sample-scripts-azure-cli.

    It would be great to get this possibility as well in Powershell

    18 votes
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  13. pg_cron extension

    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

    17 votes
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  14. pgagent extension

    We need to run regular maintenance tasks on our database, which we usually perform with pgagent https://www.pgadmin.org/docs/pgadmin3/1.22/pgagent.html

    Pgagent will be installed as a service on the application server, but for pgagent to work we need the pgagent extension deployed in the application database, see also https://www.pgadmin.org/docs/pgadmin3/1.22/pgagent-install.html#database-setup

    17 votes
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  15. Support stored procedures in Python

    I would like Azure to be the first cloud service to support the Pl/Pythonu extension. There are security risks involved with supporting this extension, so innovation will be needed, but I believe there is a huge machine learning community that would enjoy it if they could run Python code close to their data.

    15 votes
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  16. Configurable autovacuum

    Our database is in use, in reading and writing, 24 hours per day through batch elaborations and online transactional operations. In our scenario, the auto vacuum is dangerous because it can slow down operations in the wrong moment of the day causing low answer times or even unavailability of our web application.

    For this reason, we decided to turn off the auto vacuum and manage manually the maintenance routine of our tables: we use pgagent to schedule daily vacuum analyze of our tables and manually run vacuum full on large tables when needed (eg. their size on disk is too…

    15 votes
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  17. Making checkpoint_timeout longer to prevent freqent checkpointing

    We are planning our PostgreSQL database to move to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    Now, we are working on performance analysis and tuning (for database refactoring) prior to moving to Azure, and we have found that frequent checkpoints are generating heavy load.

    So, we have checked the checkpoint parameters on Azure, and we afraid of that checkpoint_timeout (5min) is too short and it couldn't be changed by the user. It could generates frequent checkpoints.

    I think 30~60min for the checkpoint_timeout parameter is very common [1], so I hope Azure would have that as the default value.

    [1] Basics of Tuning Checkpoints …

    14 votes
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  18. Need a way to terminate sessions to drop and recreate a database

    I have used the following script to kill connections prior to dropping, creating and loading a database on our in house postgresql instance:

    SELECT pg_terminate_backend(pg_stat_activity.pid)
    FROM pg_stat_activity
    WHERE pg_stat_activity.datname = 'TARGET_DB';

    But it requires superuser rights to kill the connections which is something we don't get on Azure.

    I would like some programmatic way to do this in Azure.

    14 votes
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  19. Server-side connection pooling

    Would be great if it was possible to enable server-side connection pooling (e.g. Pgpool-II or PgBouncer) right from the portal.

    13 votes
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  20. Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3

    Please provide a tool or procedure to upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3.

    12 votes
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