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  1. 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…

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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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      • Temporal Tables PostgreSQL Extension

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

        20 votes
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        • Citus on Azure

          Azure team edit: Original ask (idea) was for Citus columnar store but then at some point it was merged with the ask for Citus on Azure Database for PostgreSQL. If you're interested in voting for Citus columnar datastore, please vote for it here: https://feedback.azure.com/forums/597976-azure-database-for-postgresql/suggestions/36622771-citus-columnar-datastore

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            Microsoft announced acquisition of Citus Data and its ongoing commitment to open source. Stay tuned for product roadmap announcements. For more information see these blog posts:

            Announcement: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2019/01/24/microsoft-acquires-citus-data-re-affirming-its-commitment-to-open-source-and-accelerating-azure-postgresql-performance-and-scale/

            More on how Citus will be integrated into Azure Database for PostgreSQL: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-and-citus-data-providing-the-best-postgresql-service-in-the-cloud/

            From the founders of Citus Data: https://www.citusdata.com/blog/2019/01/24/microsoft-acquires-citus-data/

          • support of orafce extension

            This extension enables Oracle’s compatibility functions and packages. We can also explore more the idea of ‘Bring your own extension’.

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            • 19 votes
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                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.

              • 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

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                • 15 votes
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                  • 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.

                    13 votes
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                    • pg_cron extension

                      Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

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                      • Ability to set max_prepared_transactions is required

                        Ability to set max_prepared_transactions is required

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                        • Implement PL/.NET Core for Stored Procedures, Triggers, and Functions in PostgreSQL

                          Implement PL/.NET Core support which will allow for Stored Procedures, Triggers, and Functions in PostgreSQL to be written in .NET Core

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                          • 6 votes
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                            • Support for tds_fdw

                              https://github.com/tds-fdw/tds_fdw

                              This is a PostgreSQL foreign data wrapper that can connect to databases that use the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol, such as Sybase databases and Microsoft SQL server.

                              6 votes
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                              • 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

                                5 votes
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                                • Add "ogr-fwd" support extension.

                                  https://github.com/pramsey/pgsql-ogr-fdw

                                  OGR is the vector half of the GDAL spatial data access library. It allows access to a large number of GIS data formats using a simple C API for data reading and writing.

                                  5 votes
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                                  • PostGIS 2.5

                                    Please upgrade PostGIS 2.4 to PostGIS 2.5 on PostgreSQL 10. Several new features were introduced in PostGIS 2.5 which speeds up spatial calculations.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • Add "pgpointcloud" extension support.

                                      Request for support for the pgpointcloud extension in Azure PostgreSQL databases.

                                      https://github.com/pgpointcloud/pointcloud

                                      Would also be useful to have the optional compression features included. These require libght (https://github.com/pramsey/libght/) and lazperf (https://github.com/hobu/laz-perf).

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Replication delay configuration

                                        First, thank you for providing read replicas. One thing that is still nessesary is the ability to tweak the replication configuration. If we want to take dumps from a medium (or larger) sized database directly from the replica, then this dump will be aborted because it simply takes too long.

                                        This could be solved by enabling the max_standby_streaming_delay property for the read replicas. Setting it to -1 would enable to take dumps for larger databases of 100GB+.

                                        3 votes
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                                        • pgTAP support for application testing

                                          We are working on migrating our app to Azure, and our app has unit/regression tests with using pgTAP [1].

                                          I would like Azure PostgreSQL to support pgTAP to allow us for application compatibility test.

                                          [1] https://pgtap.org/

                                          3 votes
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