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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.

    98 votes
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      15 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Vnet integration

      Join the PostgreSQL server to a Vnet so we can avoid the requirement to expose a public IP address to the wider internet. Or, create a setting to allow just access from a given App Service.

      78 votes
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      • TimescaleDB extension

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

        31 votes
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          3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          We’re sorry for the change: While we’d like to have Timescale extension enabled in Azure Database for PostgreSQL, there is no specific time frame for enabling it at this point. We wanted to communicate it to our loyal customers for transparency. We will post an update here as soon as we have ETA available.

        • 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.

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          • 30 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)

              30 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.

                23 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.

                  23 votes
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                  • dblink extension

                    add dblink extension support

                    22 votes
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                      8 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi,

                      Thank you for suggesting ways we can improve our service. We need your feedback. Per the Postgres documentation (https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/static/dblink.html) postgres_fdw “provides roughly the same functionality using a more modern and standards-compliant infrastructure.” Postgres_fdw is a available in our service.

                      Could you share why dblink is needed considering this?

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

                    • 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

                      20 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.

                        14 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.

                          12 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 …

                            11 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.

                              10 votes
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                              • Rebuild PostgreSQL with libxml option

                                When I tried to insert XML data, following error occurs and cannot insert XML data to Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

                                Errors:
                                BaseMessage:unsupported XML feature
                                Detail:This functionality requires the server to be built with libxml support.
                                Hint:You need to rebuild PostgreSQL using --with-libxml.

                                From the error message, we need to rebuild the PostgreSQL with libxml option, but I don’t think Azure Database for PostgreSQL have such a feature right now.
                                Please add the feature so that we could migrate our application to "Azure Database for PostgreSQL."

                                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.

                                  9 votes
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                                  • 9 votes
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                                    • pg_bigm for full text search

                                      I need to support Asian languages for full text search.

                                      7 votes
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                                      • 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

                                        6 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.

                                          6 votes
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