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  1. ip4r extension

    It would be great to have the ip4r extension available in the Azure Database for PostgreSQL service. We already use this extension in our self-managed psql service to use IP addresses as native objects. It is very useful for some IPAM engines like nipapd, etc.

    For more information about this extension: https://github.com/RhodiumToad/ip4r

    3 votes
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  2. 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…

    11 votes
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  3. Support creating VNET Service endpoint in Azure Red Hat OpenShift

    Even though Azure DB for PostgreSQL provides secure connection, Applications on ARO needs to access Azure DB for PostgreSQL via internet.

    Currently, VNET for ARO doesn't allow any modification, therefore, there is no option avoiding going through internet when applications connect to Azure DB for PostgreSQL.

    There is no point in deploying a DB container on ARO. The user needs to consider how to manage DB.

    If ARO allows modifying VNET creating Service endpoint for Azure DB for PostgreSQL, it could provide more secure route and low latency connections as well.

    1 vote
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  4. Citus columnar datastore

    Azure team edit: I' creating this new idea on behalf of a customer to separate it from the votes for Citus on Azure Database for PostgreSQL. If you're interested in Citus columnar datastore (link below), please vote for this idea.
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    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.

    8 votes
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  5. 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.

    92 votes
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  6. 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 -…

    3 votes
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  7. 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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  9. 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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  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

    8 votes
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. postgresql

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

    1 vote
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  14. PostgreSQL in West Central US region

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

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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.

    12 votes
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  18. 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

    2 votes
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  19. 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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  20. 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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