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  1. 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.

    90 votes
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  2. Pg_basebackup / Replication on-premise

    It would be great if we could either use pgbasebackup as well as pgdump to take backup or the ability to replica from the Azure Master to our own db instance (either a VM on Azure or on-premise).

    This would mean creating replication role slots under the Connection security tab.

    1 vote
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  3. Support for Custom Full Text Search Dictionaries

    PostgreSQL supports so many great full text search capabilities that can be really handy in small to mid sized applications without adding the extra overhead of separate search services.

    https://www.postgresql.org/docs/9.6/textsearch-dictionaries.html

    When self-hosting PG you can add custom dictionaries, with custom synonym, thesaurus, stop word, and other stemming definitions. Currently Azure hosted PostgreSQL doesn't support this, as you'd need access to upload language and dictionary files to use in those definitions. For example, if you want a solid spellchecker via ispell or hunspell you can download those extensions and place them in the $SHAREDIR/tsearch_data directory on the PG server.

    Also -…

    2 votes
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  4. Execute SQL scripts during ARM Template Deployments

    After deploying a postgreSQL service using an ARM template, in order to configure my databases, roles, etc., I have to execute a script after I have deployed the service.

    I'd like a way to include a SQL script at time of deploying my ARM template.

    3 votes
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  6. Ability to shrink storage when restoring

    We would like to shrink the allocated (max) storage when we restore a PaaS to create another environment. This would be especially interesting to create Test environments from Production environments with large unused storage (due to the provisioning of a big IOPS bandwith for performance).

    2 votes
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  7. 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

    6 votes
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  8. Stop/start server

    Gaging interest for being able to stop a server when it is not being used and restart it when needed.

    2 votes
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  9. postgresql

    Provide a CLI inside the Azure Portal for the management of the database

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  10. Enable shutdown (deallocate equivalent) for Postgres when not in use.

    For non-production environments it would be a helpful cost saving feature to be able to 'turn off' / deallocate Azure Databases (of all types not just postgres) when they are not in use.

    While the prevailing logic would suggest that non-production environments should be destroyed when not in use, this is sometimes not convenient or practical when environments are required on (relatively) short notice and DB content sizes are relatively large

    6 votes
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  11. PostgreSQL in West Central US region

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

    3 votes
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  12. support the pg_hashids extension

    Please add the following extension to postgres: https://hashids.org/postgresql/ it is a library to enable generating short slugs from integers. and the GitHub for it: https://github.com/iCyberon/pg_hashids

    Thank you

    1 vote
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  13. 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

    23 votes
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  14. Resource Governace for CPU and Memory

    We are running a multi-tenant system leveraging Azure PostgreSQL.
    During heavy load, one Tenant can impact the system to a point where other databases are effected.

    Wondering if you are planning to support some type of resource governance in the future similar to Azure SQL
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/resource-governor/resource-governor-resource-pool?view=sql-server-2017

    I realize it wont be the same implementation, but maybe a new connectionstring parameter that could be set to limit CPU/Memory could be a start?

    1 vote
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  15. 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…

    13 votes
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  16. pg_cron extension

    Include pg_cron in order to schedule periodic maintenance tasks.

    38 votes
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  17. Reader Role can view Query Text

    On AZ PostgeSQL Performance Insight, the role of Reader can view everything but not “query text”,
    so basically like most of things in Azure we believe that Reader role should also be able to
    view query text. And that is the issue and needs to be fixed in future releases.

    CSS, Requested by Customer

    1 vote
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  18. Upgrade from PostgreSQL 9.6 to 10.3

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

    13 votes
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  19. BYOK Encryption Key

    For governance reasons for managing PHI, we need to BYOK for the Disk Level Encryption. Is there any plan to expose the ability to have the storage account that the underlining managed system is using to a key that's stored in key vault?

    We can't host our postgresSql Database in Azure's managed solutions, until we can.

    11 votes
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  20. 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.

    15 votes
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