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  1. plv8 extension

    Can the plv8 extension please be added so we can use JavaScript as a language.

    It's used in Marten:

    https://github.com/JasperFx/marten

    And I have a few functions for supporting deep merging of json documents.

    105 votes
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    • TimescaleDB extension

      Support TimescaleDB extension to postgresql
      https://github.com/timescale/timescaledb

      55 votes
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      • replication support or is that built in?

        Ability to setup replications is critical, I don't see medium to large enterprise use this product at all without ability to ensure replication in place.

        42 votes
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        • Ability to set up read-only replicas in different regions

          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)

          37 votes
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          • 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.

            32 votes
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            • dblink extension

              add dblink extension support

              26 votes
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              • Documentation of what Postgres HA really means

                No way anyone can trust the HA approach unless its somewhat documented? Is it syncronous, semi? Does it occur through PG replication, if so what type? Is it block level with a warm standby? How does failover occur? Do clients need to worry about failover? How long does failover usually take. Promising a PG HA solution without some type of information such as this is not professional.

                24 votes
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                • 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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                  • 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.

                    17 votes
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                    • Citus columnar datastore

                      I need this to do big-ish data things:

                      https://www.citusdata.com/blog/2014/04/03/columnar-store-for-analytics/

                      I am a huge fan of postgresql for data warehousing, and this is a key thing for having the ability to summary large tables quickly.

                      14 votes
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                      • Temporal Tables PostgreSQL Extension

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

                        13 votes
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                        • 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 …

                          12 votes
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                          • 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.

                            11 votes
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                            • 11 votes
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                              • 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.

                                10 votes
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                                  0 comments  ·  Roadmap  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  First, thank you for your interest in our product! We have Active Directory integration in our overall plan but we don’t have specific time frame for it yet better than currently we expect it to be available at some point in 2018.

                                  We’ll post an update as soon as we have better estimate.

                                  Thank you very much for your patience and understanding!
                                  Nik on behalf of Azure Database for PostgreSQL team

                                • 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

                                  10 votes
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                                  • The ability to set collation on db-create

                                    It would have been great if the user could choose collation on first-time set-up.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • 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.

                                      9 votes
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                                      • pg_cron extension

                                        Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

                                        8 votes
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                                        • pg_bigm for full text search

                                          I need to support Asian languages for full text search.

                                          8 votes
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