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  1. (Same-region) Read replicas

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

    75 votes
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    • PostgreSQL in West Central US region

      It doesn't appear on the roadmap. Is this planned anytime soon?

      3 votes
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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

        4 votes
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        • Allow Event Triggers to be created

          I am working with multiple users on shared tables. As the users belong to a dedicated role "pgpublish" I am in the need to run "ALTER TABLE "MYcoolSchema"."CoolNewTable" OWNER TO pgpublish;" on every new table which we create manually.
          As I want to have any new table owned by the role pgpublish instead of the user role I want to to create a trigger function and a trigger event to change table owner automatically (as described here: https://blog.hagander.net/setting-owner-at-create-table-237/). Unfortunately I can't create trigger events as I am not a superuser nor do I have the credentials for a SU…

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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.

            24 votes
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              1 comment  ·  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

            • Native Python and R support - extensions plpythonu, plpython2u, plpython3u

              Please support extensions plpythonu, plpython2u, plpython3u so functions etc. can have Python code.

              Similar request for R support with extensions like PL/R

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              • 1 vote
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                • effective_cache_size

                  You should allow tuning of memory-related parameters. I have a 15GB server and the effective_cache_size is 1536MB; it should be eight times as high. Without tuning these parameters my application is simply too slow to run on your environment.

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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.

                    9 votes
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                    • Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3

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

                      8 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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                        • 1 vote
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                          • Ability to restore data from a snapshot

                            We have a transient workload that only needs to run once every week at most. However, the DB state needs to be saved at the end of each run. Since the workload only runs occasionally, it costs quite a lot to keep the server running in the meanwhile, even at the minimum size for the tier.

                            While it is possible to pg_dump/restore the data, this is very slow compared to restoring from a snapshot, which would be nearly instantaneous. Currently, deleting a server also removes the ability to access backups for the server.

                            If one could optionally save a snapshot…

                            7 votes
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                            • TimescaleDB extension

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

                              84 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 …

                                13 votes
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                                • Enable the Pgstattuple Extension

                                  The extension pgstattuple is best used when you suspect something is amiss with the performance of a query and you suspect bloat.

                                  The pgstattuple is the most accurate way to determine the bloat in a particular table or index.

                                  I would like the ability to run the command manually as part of my debugging exercises.

                                  It is not required that pgstattuple be run as a service because it is intrusive.

                                  1 vote
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                                  • Ability to set max_prepared_transactions is required

                                    Ability to set max_prepared_transactions is required

                                    7 votes
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                                    • pg_cron extension

                                      Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

                                      13 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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                                        • Enable the ability to assign BYPASSRLS to PostgreSQL Roles

                                          It would be great to have the ability to assign BYPASSRLS to spefic users in the system so we could have a backup user who had access to all data data and could run pg_dump without errors and then all other users had row level security enabled to enforce the data people could see.

                                          This would provide an extra level of secuirty to the application as then even table owners would not be able to access all data where at present row level security is only enabled for standard users.

                                          5 votes
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