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  1. TimescaleDB extension

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

    67 votes
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      unplanned  ·  11 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • (Same-region) Read replicas

      (merged with "replication support or is that built in")

      65 votes
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      • (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")

        47 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.

          33 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.

              19 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Today we support migration between General Purpose and Memory Optimised tiers. We don’t have an automated migration between either of those tiers and the Basic tier.

                Please share in the comments whether you need a migration between Basic and GP/MO, and do add details on why.

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

              • 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.

                16 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

                • 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.

                  16 votes
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                    under review  ·  6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 15 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi,

                      Thank you for your interest in this extension. Our last update mentioned that we expected it to ship this month; unfortunately we weren’t able to make it happen. In the last couple months we’ve worked on bringing our customers highly requested features including extensions like plv8 and dblink. We are continuing to work at making pgaudit available. We will provide an update once we have a more confident date; at this time our estimate is the first quarter of 2019.

                      Our apologies for the delay.

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

                    • 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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                          • pg_cron extension

                            Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

                            10 votes
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                              under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Extension  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                  • 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

                                    9 votes
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                                    • 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…

                                      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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                                        • 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.

                                          7 votes
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